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Jan Unneberg (BlueSkyII) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Pennsylvania
About Me Flip-flop of the AT in the summer and fall of 2003.
780 miles of the PCT in 2004; Mexico into the Sierras.
Pennsylvania Mid State Trail: 2007

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Re: mosquito protection
It took me years to trust anything other than DEET (100% or Ultrathon). Been using 20% Picardin for two years. Picardin endorsements by the World Heath Organization and the Center for Disease Con...

In GEAR » mosquito protection
May 08, 8:54am

Re: Superfeet
Here's the skinny on insoles that nobody ever states! Most individuals who hike a trail like the Appalachian Trail will eventually replace their stock insoles. Most individuals do not need to...

In GEAR » Superfeet
March 27, 5:20am

Re: Re: "Down Socks"
"The medium size fit my size 9.5 feet, right to the seam on the bottom of these wonderful "goose feet". I would advise the extra down option." You are right on! The only person...

In Gear Deals » Down Socks
March 06, 8:52am

Re: Montrail Sabino Trail - First Impressions
First impressions out of the box and around the house for a few days. I consistently wear a size 9 1/2 Montrail and the Sabino Trail is true to length. I have a wide foot and have used about five...

In GEAR » Montrail Sabino Trail - First Impressions
February 28, 9:05am

New Luxe ti stake
Franco. The new six gram Luxe ti stake you show is intriguing. Even if the stake twists in the ground, the tieout will hold. It's a thin stake and probably will have a slight amount of flex,...

In GEAR » Titanium Tent Stakes
January 10, 12:04pm

Re: Lunar Solo E--alternative to center pole?
There is a tie-out above the vent at the top of the tent that can be lashed to overhanging branches. (Just did it for two nights). You can also use on-site sticks to support the tent, as long as ...

In GEAR » Lunar Solo E--alternative to center pole?
May 01, 4:50pm

Re: Re: New thermarest
I read about an emergency situation where a thin aluminized emergency blanket was used for cover and the parties were zapped by lightening on a mountain. Can't remember more facts, but it made...

In GEAR » New thermarest
March 22, 6:58pm

Re: New thermarest
I only have one question. How safe is it to lie on a mat that's laced with shiny aluminum surfaces in a lightning storm? The NeoAIR You Tube videos have got me wondering! Aluminized emergenc...

In GEAR » New thermarest
March 20, 7:44pm

Re: Tarptents and Appalachain Trail
Don't believe it! I used a floorless Squall as my primary shelter from Harpers Ferry north and loved it, as did the other Squall users I met, but I'd get one with a floor the next time. I ...

In GEAR » Tarptents and Appalachain Trail
February 24, 6:44pm

Re: Desert Romantic on the PCT
Started the PCT in the first week of May of 2004, a real light snow pack year. Each year can be vastly different so wait till the last few weeks to decide what gear you'll need and what gear t...

In Philosophy & Technique » Desert Romantic on the PCT
February 17, 12:12pm

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