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James Patsalides ( - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale New England
About Me British fella living in New England. Restarted hiking kick early in 2009 after a lot of years off. Trying to get my 3 year old out on the trail as much as possible. Goals are to hike at least twice a month, every month, with at least one overnight, and ultimately to thru hike the AT by the time I'm 50.

+ Leave No Trace Master Educator.
+ SOLO certified Wilderness First Aider.
+ BPL Wilderness Skills School Alum.
+ Learning/leadership/creativity consultant in real life.
My PDF Gear ListCurrent Gear List - August 2009

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All Forum Posts by James Patsalides

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re: Stop and Identify Laws
Guys, Note that lawful permanent residents are ALREADY required by law to carry specific papers (plastic ID card) with them at all times. Failure to do so can result in being charged with a misde...

In Chaff » Stop and Identify Laws
May 05, 12:47pm

re: Where do you get TYVEC pants?
Stargazer, Cool, let me know what happens! I was just imagining the attack of some aggressive biters in the summer... if tyvec'll hold permethrin, maybe it could replace hiking pants altogther...

In Gear Lists » Where do you get TYVEC pants?
May 03, 9:37am

re: Another: wind pants or rain pants?
So, I got a driducks suit (jacket & pants) from Sports Authority, and cut the pants down to just below knee length. No need to restitch, just use a sharp pair of scissors. Mine are XLs so I can...

In GEAR » Another: wind pants or rain pants?
May 03, 9:34am

re: Where do you get TYVEC pants?
Dumb question: Anyone tried treating tyvec with permethrin or something like that to protect from ticks/mosquitos?

In Gear Lists » Where do you get TYVEC pants?
May 03, 9:24am

re Question regarding trekking pole tents
To the OP: GG=Gossamer Gear ( MLD=Mountain Laurel Designs ( These are two of the most popular / respected cottage manufacturers serving the U...

In GEAR » Question regarding trekking pole tents
May 03, 8:14am

re: UL Scouting for Girls
Bob et al, Since the GIRL scouts of usa does not agree on the whole "homosexuals, atheists and agnostics" stance taken by BSA, I would say we should all put our soap boxes away about tha...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » UL Scouting for Girls
April 30, 2:51pm

re: She's on to me
Erm, well, I ordered a new pair of SUL gaiters to replace my heavy weight ones and paid with my credit card. Imagine my dismay when the missus circled the "Dirty Girl Productions / $14" l...

In Chaff » She's on to me
April 30, 12:35pm

re: Ground Cloth: foam or polycryo?
Travis, Hi! I just got my polycro groundsheet from GG today. I'm planning to use it this weekend on the AT. I'll be using both the polycro and a GG thinlite under part of my body. Here...

In GEAR » Ground Cloth: foam or polycryo?
April 23, 2:36pm

FS: Marmot Precip (Forest Green Men's Medium)
Marmot Precip in perfect condition. About a year old and worn a few times on trail. Great jacket. *$55* shipped CONUS. Paypal preferred. Edited for price drop.

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Precip (Forest Green Men's Medium)
April 23, 2:01pm

re: Where do you get TYVEC pants?
Hi Mike, How's it going? If you need 'em quick, some traditional camping stores have DriDucks-style tyvek suits (pants & jacket), I think Coleman brand had one at the Dicks Sporting G...

In Gear Lists » Where do you get TYVEC pants?
April 23, 10:31am

All Reader Reviews by James Patsalides

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Aquaclip Aquaclip (black)
This little piece of plastic is unbelievable. It clips onto your plastic water bottle (aquafina or smartwater etc), then slides over your belt, pack strap or clip, sternum strap... wherever! If you...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 21, 9:37am

Berghaus C7-65+10
Used this bag for a couple of years on numerous hiking trips BEFORE getting into lightweight backpacking. As an example of a traditional backpack, it is one of the best out there. Berghaus' biof...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 20, 12:54pm

IKEA Plastic Cup (Orange)
This super-cheap lightweight plastic cup form IKEA has become a core part of my cooking and eating system. The cup weights 1oz, and is insulating enough to use for tea or coffee, as well as cold drin...

In Cookware - Other
December 20, 12:36pm

Glaceau Smart Water 1 Liter bottle
I started using these bottles in the late summer and I love them. I now have 3, 2x 1L and 1x 0.6L version. Two of them fit perfectly into the side pocket of my golite jam, or one slides perfectly do...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
December 20, 12:28pm

Berghaus Tech T Long Sleeve
The Berghaus tech T long sleeve base layer is a top quality lightweight synthetic base layer designed by one of Europe's premier gear manufacturers. This is a summer base layer, roughly equivalen...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
December 15, 11:22am

Gossamer Gear SpinnTwinn Tarp
The SpinnTwinn has now become my primary tarp for solo use. The quality is outstanding, perfect stitching, strong tie-outs, the new cord locks are great. Matched up with 8x titanium nails and my LT4 t...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
December 10, 7:35am

Cocoon Pro 90 Quilt
First, I have to state for the record that this is my first quilt, so my review may be biassed by my happy transformational transition from bags to quilts! I have used this quilt as part of an in...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 08, 7:57pm

Golite Jam
If, like me, you're starting the journey into SUL backpacking, this is the perfect starter pack. Good size for a multi-day, but not so huge that you are tempted to put extra stuff into the pack. A...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 10, 11:34am