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Sean Nordeen (Miner) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale SoCAL
About Me Thru-hiked the PCT in 2009.
Northern 600 miles of AT in 2012.
CityLos Angeles Basin
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All Forum Posts by Sean Nordeen

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Use a hanger
I've been hanging my down jackets on a hanger for years. I use plastic hangers and not the old fashion thin metal wire ones (can you even get those anymore?). I've never noticed the shoul...

In GEAR » Proper way to hang a down jacket?
November 17, 4:30pm

Buyer Beware
Even many so-called outlets can be higher priced then sales at the regular stores. And let's not even talk about some so called Ebay deals. A buyer should do their research before buying anyth...

In GEAR » Beware of so-called liquidation sales
November 16, 2:20pm

ULA Circuit roll top vs drawstring
I've bought 3 different ULA packs over the years so I have experience with all the options you are talking about. The drawstring is quicker to close, but you can't close it completely. Wa...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit roll top vs drawstring
November 16, 2:03pm

PCT thru"
Overall, I think you list looks good. Sure there are a few areas you could drop a few ounces here or there, but overall, it will work. However, I don't see why you want the SMD Nettent when y...

In Gear Lists » PCT thru
November 04, 11:38am

Bivies on the PCT
I have both a MLD superbivy with the half moon opening and a Borah Gear cuben fiber bivy. The MLD superbivy is from 2009 and is still in excellent condition though I have the normal floor with it....

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
October 29, 1:01pm

Lightweight bear bag for long trips
Since 2008, I just used a regular cuben fiber stuff sack rather then a dry bag for my food bag. I will use a 2nd one for overflow if needed rather then trying to overstuff the first one. It's...

In GEAR » Lightweight bear bag for long trips
October 27, 10:44pm

pct thru hike
I second a small tarp/bivy combo. I used that in 2009. The bivy was far more useful in wind then a tent would be. I've seen too many people have issues with their shelter standing in some of...

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
October 27, 12:58pm

Simple questions about 6 x 9 tarps
1. Tarp alone weighs 4.6oz. With stuff sack, guylines, titanium stakes: 7.9oz. Borah Gear cuben fiber bivy: 4.5oz GG Polycro Ground Cloth: 1.1oz Grand Total: 13.5oz Technically I don't ...

In GEAR » Simple questions about 6 x 9 tarps
October 25, 7:04pm

cuben slippery
New cuben fiber does have a slick feel to it, but the friction is higher then silnylon. After some wear that slick feeling starts to go away. In my opinion, Cuben Fiber isn't anywhere close...

In GEAR » cuben slippery?
October 25, 2:07pm

Borah Gear Contact Info
They are often slow to get back to you. It took me several days before I got a response to my emails that I sent. But they always eventually got back to me. Even when I contacted them about send...

In GEAR » Borah Gear Contact Info
October 23, 12:59pm

All Reader Reviews by Sean Nordeen

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Mountain Laurel Designs Superlight
When I lost my old bivy sack early on in my 2009 PCT thru-hike, MLD was quick to ship me this one when I explained my situation. Mine weighs 6.5oz with the stuff sack and the cord used to pull the ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 11, 9:06pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Grace Solo Spectralite .60
I bought my MLD grace solo tarp in Spectralite (Cuben fiber to most of you) back in early 2008 just before Ron added the linelocks to the model. I've used it all over the southwest and the Sierra...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 11, 8:36pm

Golite Ultra 20
I've used this quilt for the past 10 months, including adverse weather. I'm a tarp camper so I feel the weather more then someone in a tent. In May, I didn't bring a bivy sack along an...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 13, 1:03pm