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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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FS: MLD Bug Bivy
I'm selling a used Mountain Laurel Designs (MLD) Bug Bivy for $80 (costs $125 new). It can be hung under a tarp or used by itself. You could even use it in an AT shelter. I'm offering free ...

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Bug Bivy
December 14, 3:30pm

Shelter for JMT/Sierras
I love using a Tarp/Bivy combo in the Sierra Nevada and have been doing so for 8 years. Most of the time, I just cowboy camp so I appreciate having the bivysack. I agree that there are some nig...

In GEAR » Shelter for JMT/Sierras
December 14, 2:38pm

Load Carrying Capacity: Beltless vs. Waistbelt
"My experience tells me that most folks will find 15 pounds acceptable for long distances (e.g., more than six hours of hiking per day), and 20 pounds acceptable for short distances (a few hou...

In GEAR » Load Carrying Capacity: Frameless vs. Framed
December 14, 12:50pm

FS: ZPacks Hexamid Tarp
Tarp sold! The rest of you guys are out of luck.

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Hexamid Tarp
December 11, 6:24pm

SOLD: ZPacks Hexamid Tarp
I'm selling a cuben fiber Zpacks Hexamid solo Tarp (just the tarp without the extended beak or netting) for $150 (costs $195 new). The color is Olive Drab. I'm offering free shipping to t...

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Hexamid Tarp
December 11, 5:10pm

Top layering early Sept JMT thru hike
You can face anything from hot weather to being snowed on. It can snow pretty much every month of the year. I have seen snow in every month but August (and others have told me they've seen it...

In GEAR » Top layering early Sept JMT thru hike
December 08, 5:13pm

Down and Rain Jackets
You don't need the down jacket everywhere if you have other warm layers to use. The nights in SoCal can be below freezing at night (the lack of humidity doesn't hold the heat at night) so ...

In GEAR » Going to ground next year for PCT - recommendations for shelter/sleep system.
December 01, 2:15pm

PCT Systems
I used a 20F degree down quilt for the entire trail. No problem keeping the down dry. I will talk worse case. Some of the nights in SoCal were below freezing and ice formed on the bag. If its a...

In GEAR » Going to ground next year for PCT - recommendations for shelter/sleep system.
November 30, 8:06pm

Jetboil Vs Alcohol
The real issue is are you doing any cooking or is it just rehydrating your food? The answer to that will answer your question. I used an caldera cone alcohol stove setup for my hike in 2009....

In GEAR » PCT: jetboil or DIY stove
November 30, 7:23pm

When is a frameless pack practical?
I've been using a frameless ULA CDT for several years (mine is just under 18oz the way I have it). Took it on the AT in 2012 and just used it on the Tahoe Rim Trail and Tahoe Yosemite Trail (w...

In GEAR » When is a frameless pack practical?
November 26, 6:44pm

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