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James Keener (jjhiker) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale San Francisco Bay Area
About Me 64 year old backpacker and web designer. Vietnam vet. I built highways there. I hiked the John Muir Trail in 2003 and 900 miles of the PCT in 2004. I'm attempting a PCT thru-hike this year (2008). I am brand new to lightweight backpacking.
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Line Tensioners
You can buy these here at BPL.

In GEAR » Advice on MLD Grace Solo Tieouts
March 30, 1:41pm

Question Answered
These are very useful responses. I had not read the article, but have now. Being new to BPL, I am not yet familiar with all the assets. Quite a site. Thanks, all. A lot to learn!

In GEAR » Advice on MLD Grace Solo Tieouts
March 29, 10:34pm

Classy Response
Thanks, Ron. My original question, and please forgive my inexperience: Is it preferable to have 12 tieouts with the attendant weight, or eight? I suppose I should expand my question. I plan t...

In GEAR » Advice on MLD Grace Solo Tieouts
March 29, 9:40pm

Re: Smoking and hiking...
Good questions. I quit smoking, and talked with others who had quit, and they suggested some form of recreation to help cement the decision. By the time I quit, I had done permanent damage to my lu...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Smoking and hiking...
March 29, 8:34pm

This is a screenshot of your product specifications page which I took today, before I began this thread. I ordered a 4.4oz tarp, with an added 9" length and a .3oz weight for a total of 4.7oz,...

In GEAR » Advice on MLD Grace Solo Tieouts
March 29, 7:59pm

Advice on MLD Grace Solo Tieouts
I got a Solo a few days ago, and it weighed 6 oz, rather than the 4.7 oz. I expected. The reason was that there are 12 tieouts, rather than the 8 shown in the photo, or described on the site. Wh...

In GEAR » Advice on MLD Grace Solo Tieouts
March 29, 5:19pm

All Reader Reviews by James Keener

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ULA Equipment
Hi carried a P2 for 900 miles in 2004. Other than a rip from a butt-slide down Glen Pass, it is still in good shape. I just shipped it to my brother so that he can join me in Washington this year. ULA...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 31, 12:23am

The Fifth Season
The people who work at Fifth Season are experienced outdoors people, mostly climbers and skiers. High quality gear coupled with expert advice. Fifth Season has an extensive rental inventory for Shasta...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 31, 12:19am

Gossamer Gear
The product descriptions are clear and accurate. The pricing is fair. The products are exactly as described. The weights are accurate. Wow. Until I started typing, I did not realize how good GG truly ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 31, 12:14am