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James Patsalides (james@patsalides.com) - 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.
CityManchester
StateConnecticut
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by James Patsalides

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Re: Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Yoyo - January 2012
@Dave, Thanks! So, how much time would you allow for the up to the North rim and back down to Bright Angel camp? Obviously prefer NOT to leave at 4am. Very psyched about this trip... :-) @Pe...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Yoyo - January 2012
November 14, 9:27pm

Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Yoyo - January 2012
Hi Friends, Long time no talk... things have been crazy this year with school and work, but... finally got to organize a little trip for a small group from school. Six fairly experienced backpack...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Yoyo - January 2012
November 14, 6:23am

Pet peeves
Insure vs ensure. Affect vs effect. Disinterested vs uninterested. Break vs brake.

In Chaff » Could "have".... Not " of"
July 27, 9:26pm

Re: Starting a College Outdoors Club
Guys, Great advice, thanks... I'll jump on the phone next week and try UVM, I also have contacts at both UNH, SUNY Courtlandt and Plymouth State... so I can definitely cast a wide net. I'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Starting a College Outdoors Club
May 28, 12:55pm

Starting a College Outdoors Club
So, I finally got approval to start an outdoors club at the suburban Connecticut college where I teach, and I'm looking for ideas and suggestions on how to bring student club members into the o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Starting a College Outdoors Club
May 26, 6:48am

Re: least uncomfortable sock material
Have you tried hydropel? Here's what I've been doing... 1. Applied to feet - generous layer of hydropel 2. Smart wool ankle sock carefully rolled over the hydropel 3. Lightweight mesh ...

In GEAR » Least uncomfortable wet sock material?
March 10, 9:43pm

Price Drop: FS: Thermarest Prolite Mens Reg
Final reduction before ebay gets it... $90 shipped CONUS. PM me if interested.

In Gear Swap » FS: Thermarest Prolite Mens Reg
February 07, 10:18pm

FS: Thermarest Prolite Mens Reg
Mens regular size Thermarest prolite, 2009 model (used to be called prolite 4). Used a few times but perfect condition. $100 shipped CONUS. PM me if interested. Paypal preferred.

In Gear Swap » FS: Thermarest Prolite Mens Reg
February 05, 7:39am

Ti goat cf lid arrived!
My CF lid arrive this morning... What a beautiful, minimalist, piece of gear/art. I threw my foster's lid away. What a sparkling day I am having today!

In GEAR » Teaser: Today's mail from TiGoat.
February 04, 12:21pm

re: Colgate University Class Survey
1. James 2. College Professor 3. 41 4. Male 5. Couple of masters degrees 6. None - very liberal 7. Outdoors, not built by man 8. #1 priority for all of us 9. Very 10. Yes 11. Yes 12. Dri...

In Chaff » Colgate University Class Survey
February 01, 10:41am

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