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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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"Still not bringing rain pants, maybe a cuben kilt" I own a cuben kilt and have enjoyed using it when appropriate. I wouldn't bring it (or rain pants) on a PCT thru-hike. Maybe ...

In Gear Lists » 2016 PCT list - early first pass :)
September 18, 7:44am

protecting pack on airplane
"Ohm isn't out of the running, but since ULA advise against it for air travel snd any pack I buy will do plenty of that it's a hard one..." Not to divert the topic here, but th...

In Gear Lists » 2016 PCT list - early first pass :)
September 15, 8:25am

Build more trails??
Scott said: "BTW, the real long-term solution is to build more long trails to take some of the burden off the AT and PCT!" I hiked half the Florida Trail early this year and somewhat ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Death OF the AT...
September 01, 8:06am

Some feedback
Tarp: So what's your plan for bugs? Not much of an issue for the first 700 miles, but after that there are times they can be fierce. Summerlite: I had mine overstuffed, and it does help, bu...

In Gear Lists » seeking help with sleeping/clothing insulation for 2016 PCT
August 08, 9:45am

Volume capacity? They seem pretty similar to me, to include what the external mesh offers. You might check what their respective web sites say, paying careful attention to internal vs. external m...

In GEAR » 30-35lbs: Circuit or Mariposa?
August 04, 7:39pm

I happen to own both of these packs! For summer trips when I can keep the load lighter, I'll take the Mariposa. This is typically in the low teens base weight and shorter trips (or short di...

In GEAR » 30-35lbs: Circuit or Mariposa?
August 04, 10:07am

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

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