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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.
Thru-hiked both the Tahoe Rim Trail and the Tahoe Yosemite Trail in 2014.
CityLos Angeles Basin
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.postholer.com/miner

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All Forum Posts by Sean Nordeen

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Use what your normally use
I did the 100 mile wilderness in the same trail runners with a lot of mesh that I normally used in the Sierra Nevada with no issues. Though I don't do minamalist style runners so I do use a sh...

In GEAR » 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
May 17, 8:43pm

Good times
Though I didn't show up til Saturday afternoon and missed many of you, I had a great time. See some of you next year.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG/SOCAL 2015
April 16, 11:14pm

Catcut works for me
I've been using a cuben fiber cat-cut solo tarp from MLD for years (bought in early 2008) with a bivy sack. Use it in the mountains out west all the time (though never Colorado). I found that...

In GEAR » ATTN: CatCut Tarp Users
April 10, 8:29pm

There are many, but they may not all apply to you
The issue with your experiment, is if you had swapped what you did different nights, you may have had the opposite results. As a general rule, I sleep drier with the bivy then without no mater wha...

In GEAR » Bivy under tarp -- what's the point?
April 10, 8:05pm

Will be there late
I signed up with a friend who did the PCT with me though he isn't much a gear head. The problem is that Saturday I have a morning class that gets out at noon so I won't get up there until ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG/SOCAL 2015
March 30, 7:22pm

Carbiner watched
When I hiked the PCT, I realized that I prefer watches that are on a carbiner and hang off my pack instead of my wrist when hiking. My wrist eould swell in the heat so I 'd have to loosen the ...

In GEAR » watches!?!
March 26, 9:42am

MLD has held up for 7 years
I'm still using my MLD cuben fiber Grace Solo tarp from early 2008, so you can guess what I like. That said, list the differences and see if any matter to you.

In GEAR » Cuben Tarp, can't decide...
March 23, 7:45pm

Folding may help
Maybe its because I fold my tarp and I can control how the lines are placed in the tarp during tbe fold process, I don't get tangled lines. So is the 2 minutes of extra time I use to fold worth...

In GEAR » Prevented tangled tarp guylines
February 26, 1:18pm

Store?
Amazon doesn't have run track or mount track, hence why I asked. Doesn't mean they won't get some in the future, but it would be nice to find d it in one of the big outfitter web sites.

In GEAR » New superlight crampons company
February 25, 12:57pm

Store?
Where in the US might these be ordered from? Their icectrack and mount track versions also look interesting.

In GEAR » New superlight crampons company
February 24, 1:12pm

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