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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
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All Forum Posts by Sean Nordeen

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Aqua Mira Mix Time
The 5 minute mix wait with Aqua Mira isn't really a factor. I mix it before going to fill my bottles. Usually only have to wait 1-2 minutes when I get back to my pack. I keep my older mixing ...

In GEAR » Opinions on the Clelland aquamira mix method?
January 26, 7:05pm

2014 JMT thru-hiker survey - results on gear failures
Alot of the problems I read seemed self inflicted. Likely due to inexperience with such a long trip compared to just doing weekend trips and how you need to be better prepared for less than ideal ...

In GEAR » 2014 JMT thru-hiker survey - results on gear failures
January 26, 4:18pm

GG Sitpad
Yes the sit pad went the entire distance on the PCT. I tried not using it on the AT and had several times in September and October where I wish I had it along as I resorted to using my hiking clot...

In GEAR » Z lite vs GG NightLight/ThinLight combo
January 25, 7:17pm

FS: Granite Gear Vapor Trail Backpack
Price drop

In Gear Swap » FS: Granite Gear Vapor Trail Backpack
January 25, 2:57pm

GG NightLight/ThinLight combo
I've been using the Gossamer Gear NightLight torso and 1/8 ThinLight combo since 2007. The only thing I add in cooler weather is an additional GG sitpad which is basically another section of t...

In GEAR » Z lite vs GG NightLight/ThinLight combo
January 25, 2:46pm

Going from a Bag to a Quilt
I moved to a 20F quilt in 2008 to save weight. I started using it in the spring so I was use to it by the time fall hit. I enjoyed using it enough that I bought a second lighter 40F quilt. I fin...

In GEAR » Going from a Bag to a Quilt
January 22, 12:19pm

I stuff my down jacket and other clothing items into a cuben fiber stuff sack that I store my clothing in (0.2oz for the sack). I put other gear stuff sacks under it to give it the height I want. I...

In Multiple Use Gear » Pillow
January 21, 6:36pm

Some UL ideas aren't dead yet
I must not be getting out enough for people to see me since some of you say the gear I'm still using isn't used much anymore. I'm a Torso Pad sleeping, tarp and bivy (12 oz total weigh...

In GEAR » UL ideas that Died
January 21, 2:29pm

FS: Granite Gear Vapor Trail Backpack
I'm selling a Granite Gear Vapor Trail backpack (2006 model) for $105. It is a 3600 pack. It has an internal sleeve for a water bladder and two external side pockets. It's in good...

In Gear Swap » FS: Granite Gear Vapor Trail Backpack
January 20, 12:06am

Pinnacle: Sold! Atom: Sold! Hydrogen: Sold!

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Down Sleeping Bags (Atom, Hydrogen, Pinnacle)
January 19, 10:48am

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