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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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Re: Camera
Based on the type of photos I like taking, a phone camera was not an option. For the last few years, I've been carrying a Mirco 4/3 camera which is a mirrorless camera that takes inter-changea...

In GEAR » Windows Phone GPS and the PCT
October 10, 7:13pm

Phone GPS and the PCT
I never needed GPS on the PCT. The only time you might want it is because you are hiking in a big snow year in the Sierra Nevada(or in Washington if you are going south). I also never used electr...

In GEAR » Windows Phone GPS and the PCT
October 10, 6:10pm

MLD Mitts
I've been using a pair of MLD rain mitts since 2009 that I bought for a PCT thru-hike. I'm still using them. I mainly use them for warmth on cold mornings and they do provide a surprising...

In GEAR » MLD rain mitts or ???
October 08, 8:20pm

Single AA battery headlamps
I've owned 7 Fenix flashlights (1xAA, 1xAAA, and 1xCR123 battery models) over the years and they always worked. I use mine for night hiking and around camp; also used them to explore some lava...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
October 05, 1:04pm

How do you tarp?
"I have the Zpacks Pocket Tarp and Borah Gear bivy as well. Was out in the woods last night and got completely soaked in that set up - heavy rain came through from front after 30 min and since...

In GEAR » How do you tarp?
September 04, 1:29pm

I camp to sleep
"A bug netting that I can hang out and eat in makes sense, but a bug bivy I can only use zipped up sleeping doesn't." Right there is a big difference between us. During the day, I...

In GEAR » I don't get why people use bug bivies.
September 04, 12:49pm

I tarp very well, thankyou.
Because in bad weather, I stay dry. It takes a little more skill and more careful campsite selection then with a bathtub floor tent, but once you know what you are doing a tarp is very weather wor...

In GEAR » How do you tarp?
September 03, 12:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Nothing like a cloud of mosquitoes to deliver clarity on the subject
"Ok, so I get bug bivies for hot weather but for cooler weather it just seems like there are lighter options to protect your face from mosquitoes." Well, my Borah Gear cuben fiber bi...

In GEAR » I don't get why people use bug bivies.
September 02, 1:04pm

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

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