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Sean Nordeen (Miner) - BPL Forum 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
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All Forum Posts by Sean Nordeen

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Bivy/tarp user
I still use a small tarp/bivy. The MLD cuben fiber tarp is the same one I bought in early 2008. It's been on the PCT and AT. I'm a cowboy camper unless it's raining (and I really ...

In GEAR » Tarp and Bivy Users (Past and Present)
August 22, 8:32pm

Carbon Fiber Lid
CF lids are lighter then titanium ones. On narrow pots the difference is small, but everything adds up. If it didn't, half of us wouldn't be here obsessing over tenths of an ounce or gram...

In GEAR » Carbon Fiber Lid for the Evernew 600
August 18, 8:42am

Fear the mice
My experience is mice are the biggest danger to your food on most of the AT. At least if you are staying in or camping next to a shelter. I carried an Ursack Minor ( anti-rodent not bear version)...

In GEAR » Lions and tigers and bears, oh my
July 06, 1:56pm

same experience
I have the same ones. My experience was they felt colder in bed than just wearing my underwear but I suspect that it's just a feeling rather than reality.

In GEAR » Terramar Thermasilk - cold?
June 26, 11:53am

They don't pair well
I tried a hexamid tarp (no netting or beak)last summer in the Sierra with my borah bivy. The bivy was kind of large for the dimensions of the 1 person hexamid. I was paranoid that if I moved very...

In GEAR » About to order Borah CF bivy to pair with tarp for JMT/SHR: questions and expectations
June 14, 8:06pm

Don't see the need
When I'm on a trail that needs a compass, usually because it's not maintained or long ago returned to wilderness, I normally just carry it in my pants pocket since my map is in the other po...

In GEAR » Compass Caddy on Kickstarter -- anyone seen this?
June 06, 10:09pm

Long Term Cuben Use
My early 2008 Cuben Fiber Tarp from MLD (.60 Spectralite fabric rather than the current stuff) is still in use as my primary shelter. Used it on a PCT thru-hike and the northern 30% of the AT plus...

In GEAR » Long Term Cuben Use
June 04, 8:12pm

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

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