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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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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

It's how you use it
It's certainly true that if you search this site (in particular) you'll find articles that go into excellent technical detail about how much water vapor can be forced through a given fabric...

In GEAR » Lightest & Best 3 Layer Rain Jacket?
June 13, 8:54am

Practice beforehand
I've used both BCN and Gaia offline --- by which I presume is meant "outside of range of cell towers". Of course you need a smartphone with a real GPS chip, but these are pretty comm...

In GEAR » Best offline navigation app for android?
June 13, 8:37am

Poncho vs. Packa vs. ...
Billy Ray said he doesn't like ponchos for four reasons, to which I feel sort of an OCD necessity to reply ... :-) 1) You get wet if it's windy (and don't like it flopping around in...

In GEAR » Lightest & Best 3 Layer Rain Jacket?
June 13, 12:47am

Just got my Zpacks jacket
Yesterday in the mail I got my new Zpacks "Challenger" rain jacket. I had ordered this some time back, took a while for them to get...

In GEAR » which ultralight rain jacket?
June 11, 10:04am

Yup, I forgot ...
Looking at the last post I realize that I forgot about the STUFF SACK for my cuben tent. The stuff sack was also cuben (I understand the manufacturer corrected that error in later manufacturing ru...

In GEAR » Long Term Cuben Use
June 04, 11:17am

Gila River? FT?
I really enjoyed the Gila River canyon area in New Mexico when I went through there in late Oct or early Nov a few years ago. You get your feet wet a lot, but it's a fun area, and even has a h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Early November trip suggestions please
June 04, 1:36am

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