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Brian Lewis (brianle) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Pacific NW
About Me Thru-hiked the PCT in 2008 NOBO, the AT in 2010 NOBO, and the CDT in 2011 SOBO.
My PDF Gear ListBrian Lewis (Gadget) AT NOBO 2010 Gearlist --- late Feb start

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All Forum Posts by Brian Lewis

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No specific solution but ...
"I'm looking for ear buds with over-the-ear pieces so that I don't have to keep putting them back in my ears and a volume control on the cord." This is *exactly* what I like to...

In GEAR » sports ear buds
August 01, 10:58am

Phone screen
My phone also has a flashlight app, but ... a couple nights ago I was in my tent and found my headlamp batteries very low. Just the screen on my phone was plenty of light to change the batteries b...

In GEAR » Best backup light source
July 27, 11:59pm

Poncho combo
Christopher beat me to it: "Furthermore tarp + poncho combinations that are lighter than a poncho tarp would be interesting" I think a pretty waterproof bivy plus poncho is a possibil...

In GEAR » Waterproof Bivy or Tarp + lightweight Bivy?
July 22, 9:12am

Agreed on ASICS
ASICS are my go-to hiking shoe too, and for the same reason. I've used a couple of model year versions of their "Gel Kahana's", and they've served me very well.

In GEAR » Trail runners with wide toe box
July 19, 11:25pm

I live near Seattle, and have done long distance trips too, have hiked the Wonderland trail ... but ... I think that the feedback you'll get from Western WA residents won't be that diffe...

In GEAR » Altra Lone Peaks in wet Washington
July 12, 9:42pm

Looks great! I have no experience with Oruxmaps. My uninformed impression, however, is that it involves more work than just loading the gpx file to Backcountry Navigator, which is what I do (or I ...

In GEAR » PCT smartphone nav
July 07, 9:59am

tyvek sleeves
If you grope the web with some persistence, you should be able to find very lightweight tyvek sleeves. I found and bought a pair or two for exactly this reason. If I recall correctly, their used ...

In GEAR » Gatewood cape - arm rain coverage?
July 03, 3:45am

Yup, pmags
Serendipitously, a family friend asked me for some basic advice and ideas on getting started. I sent her to pmags too; there are certainly other fine references, but Paul puts out a lot of stuff t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What article would you send to a total newb?
July 02, 10:01am

walk some
I try to go for a couple of long-ish walks, just near my house. If it's a trip that will involve significant elevation gain early in the trip, there's a place I can go way down and back up...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The week leading up to a trip.
July 02, 9:53am

But gotta love the costco poles ...
Gotta love the costco poles, however, for certain uses --- $30 a pair, include two different types of rubber tips and two types of baskets, about 15 oz the pair with the smaller rubber tips on (so ...

In GEAR » Flick-Lock Trekking Pole Recommendations for Hiking and Shelter Support
June 15, 11:47am

All Reader Reviews by Brian Lewis

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FlexAir Pillow Dual Compartment Ultralight
I used one of these pillows on a 100 mile section of the PCT a year and a half ago and ended up throwing it away part way through at a campground garbage can. It was great for a while (comfortable en...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 14, 5:35pm

National Geographic TOPO! Outdoor Recreation Mapping Software - California
I've had Topo! products for years, starting with version 2.x, and most recently buying the California state set upgrading me to version 4.x. One of the (10) CD's has a flaw such that one fi...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
March 14, 5:22pm