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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
My Website URLhttp://www.postholer.com/miner

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All Forum Posts by Sean Nordeen

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Bivys are great
Well, I bought a MLD bug bivy (all net top) a few years ago, but only used it a few times. I find I always end up just using a regular lightweight water resistant bivy with just the head having net...

In GEAR » I don't get why people use bug bivies.
August 30, 1:13pm

Ursack works if used correctly.
I've been hiking in the Sierra Nevada since 1990. I've used food hangs, older Ursacks, and the hated Garcia bear can. I never lost food to an animal and it wasn't just luck. Then aga...

In GEAR » Ursack Approved by IGBC
August 16, 1:02pm

Calling all Yosemite veterans"
I've seen low 20's in the 3rd week of September around Tuolumne Meadows. Even had it snow one time on the 19th where the temperature was about 17F. Planning for a low of 20F should be s...

In GEAR » Calling all Yosemite veterans
August 14, 12:58pm

Re: Re: Am I crazy, or does Paclite not work?
"Strange. I have an old OR Zealot and it is still waterproof. You do have to DWR it occasionally, but no issues here. Maybe you just got a dud." Same. My current rain jacket is a OR...

In GEAR » Am I crazy, or does Paclite not work?
August 10, 7:23pm

What do YOU use to carry alcohol?
Any plastic bottle that won't leak if turned upside down. Make sure its different from what you use to carry water. People have tried drinking their fuel for some reason. Since I normally ...

In GEAR » What do YOU use to carry alcohol?
July 20, 11:40pm

Sept JMT Gear List
I enjoy the Sierra Nevada in September. No crowds, bugs, less chance of thunder storms on the high passes, and water fords are trivial. It can occasionally snow (normally just a few inches at the...

In Gear Lists » Sept JMT Gear List
July 16, 12:47pm

Too Many
I own 5, but that's because 3 are older down sleeping bags that I don't use anymore after moving to lighter down quilts. I use to use a 15F/20F ('98 Pinnacle?), 30F ('06 Hydrogen),...

In GEAR » How many sleeping bags do you own?
July 11, 1:24pm

Alarm Clock
Since 2012, I've used a Timex Carabiner watch that weighs 1.4oz on my scale. I normally leave it hooked to the front of my back during the day, but leave it in my hat next to my head at night....

In GEAR » Alarm Clock
July 03, 11:29am

Tall Bivy"
As someone who is 5' 10", the default sizing on the Borah Cuben Fiber bivy that I bought in the early spring was a good 6-8" longer then my previous bivy that fit just right. I sent...

In GEAR » Tall Bivy
June 18, 12:54pm

Pillow slipping out under my head
I'm just assuming the issue is you have a pad that has a slick surface and your stuff sack isn't much better and the combination of the two isn't working. So it seems to me that the so...

In GEAR » Pillow slipping out under my head
June 10, 3:48pm

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