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Thomas Knighton (Tomcat1066) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southwest GA
About Me I'm new, but the idea of carrying around 50 lbs of gear is not enticing in the least. I've spent a lot of time car camping in the past, and truthfully, it got boring. I wanted something new and exciting. I wanted to see places most folks will never see because they just don't have what it takes. Backpacking is something I've always wanted to do. Now, I'm doing it!
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All Forum Posts by Thomas Knighton

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Down Vest
Very nice! I like the looks of it, and especially like the weight on it :D Tom

In Make Your Own Gear » 105g(3.7 oz), Down Vest
October 01, 12:00pm

Re: Pine Mountain Trail in GA
Just a bump to see if any georgia hikers are interested. Tom

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Pine Mountain Trail in GA
October 01, 9:42am

Three words for ya...
Good. Irish. Whiskey. Why mix something when perfection's already been achieved? ;) Tom

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » booze, drinks, etc
September 30, 5:14pm

I can't comment to anyone else's thoughts, but mine are very simple. My primary rain gear is the Gatewood Cape. However, there's a couple of disadvantages of the cape, namely that you...

In GEAR » Wind Shirts
September 30, 2:43pm

Re: Good Gawd!
Hey, at least no one is auctioning off a GoLite Breeze ;) Tom

In Gear Swap » FS Platypus Little Nippers
September 29, 5:58am

Re: Lil' nippers
I can relate! I told my wife about these, and she just didn't get it. She didn't understand that the Platy sport bottle I bought was just because I couldn't GET a lil nipper! And...

In Gear Swap » FS Platypus Little Nippers
September 28, 6:14pm

Re: My little brother's backpacking site...
I went to that URL and nothing. Wrong web address maybe? Tom

In On the Web » My little brother's backpacking site...
September 27, 3:34am

Re: Re: Re: setting up Golite poncho tarp
For what it's worth, it looks good to me. Of course, I've never done the poncho/tarp thing myself exactly (got a Gatewood Cape instead), so take my opinion with a grain of salt ;) Tom

In GEAR » setting up Golite poncho tarp
September 26, 6:23pm

Re: setting up Golite poncho tarp
I'm no expert, but it looks pretty tight. How well does it cover you? Tom

In GEAR » setting up Golite poncho tarp
September 26, 6:00pm

Re: FS Platypus Little Nippers
Originally, I was just wanting one or two, but at $15 for four (plus tax), I might just go with a whole pack :D Go ahead and count me in! Tom

In Gear Swap » FS Platypus Little Nippers
September 26, 3:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Thomas Knighton

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Golite Jam
I bought my GoLite Jam on closeout, since I was gearing up completely and needed to save money where I could. However, after trying the pack out, I have to say it was money well spent. I currently r...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 25, 7:19am

Petzl e+LITE
I got caught out past dark, and my e+Light really saved my butt. On maximum, it was enough to help me find my way for the next couple of miles to get to camp, and help me set up. I didn't notice...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 22, 7:37am

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
First, let me preface this by saying that I found no new information in the book really. However, that doesn't take away from the book. What I did was read it in the context to which it was inte...

In Books and Media
October 11, 7:04am

Light My Fire Spork
I bought one of these about a year ago to test as a possible piece of gear for my first backpacking trip. I promptly bought one for my wife and one for my son! These puppies are the best design out ...

In Cookware - Other
September 14, 3:37pm

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
I purchased this DVD as a bit of a lark. I had heard some good things about it, and wanted to actually SEE some of the ultralight gear and techniques put to use. Not only that, but one of my guilty ...

In Books and Media
February 10, 7:32am

Lightweight Backpacking and Camping by Ryan Jordan et al.
First, there is no better book on ultralight backpacking that I've read. This book is good for the beginner who decides to start ultralight, or the experienced traditional backpacker who wants to...

In Books and Media
February 10, 7:25am

Coleman Peak 1 Microstove
Purchased partly by accident, partly by impatience, the Peak 1 Microstove is actually a pleasant surprise. It's easy to light, easy to control, fairly fuel efficient, and realitively inexpensive ...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 4:31pm

The Ultralight Backpacker by Ryel Kestenbaum
When I stumbled across this book at my local bookstore, I was excited beyond belief. A book on ultralight backpacking was exactly what I was looking for, and Lighten Up! was apparently sold out. &qu...

In Books and Media
January 06, 4:25pm

The Backpacker's Field Manual by Rick Curtis
Being new to backpacking, I picked up this book as a primer for my understand of the subject of backpacking. It's target audience is primarily people like me, who are new to backpacking and want ...

In Books and Media
January 02, 3:04am