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Matt Dirksen (NamelessWay) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Mid Atlantic
About Me Used to be very active in the outdoors prior to the kids. Worked at REI and HTO on and off from mid 80's till the birth of my first child in 2000. Now 3(kids later)we are trying as a family to get out whenever we can. Given I am carrying most of the family gear, I see huge value in packing it as light as possible. We are so much looking forward to the longer trips once again again.
CityGreenbelt
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Re: Re: Re: re:Is Lawson Equipment on vacation
I just had a good amt. of email correspondence with Lawson back at the beginning of April. It sounded like business was going well. Don't know about his personal situation, but half our scho...

In GEAR » Is Lawson Equipment on vacation?
April 23, 7:06pm

Condensation
"After a nights sleep, I always wake up to a fairly wet pad under my torso area - maybe my cheap pad is not insulating me from the ground well and so the heat difference between the bad and pa...

In GEAR » Zlite Comfort?
April 23, 7:02pm

Re: Re: "Tent Tech"
"It is, and much credit is due to Mr. Shires for complicating the idea of what a tent is" I am genuinely curious what you mean by this. I assume you mean Mr. Shires has "blurre...

In GEAR » Tent Tech
April 23, 2:21pm

Re: Good idea
I cut small 1x1 squares of the Velcro "Extreme" tabs. They are indoor/outdoor and I stuck them at the top corners of my pad, and halfway down. I let the rest of the netting drape at the e...

In GEAR » sea to summit nano net in a trailstar?
April 22, 4:50pm

Re: sea to summit nano net in a trailstar?
While I don't use the trailstar, I do have the S2S netting & use small velcro tabs on my pad to attach to the netting. Although I don't use this setup all the time, it appears to work f...

In GEAR » sea to summit nano net in a trailstar?
April 22, 12:58pm

Re: thanks
There is the act of getting cooler during the day vs the act of staying warm enough while sleeping. If I'm too cold at night, I won't sleep well - thus impacting my next day. I'd lik...

In GEAR » Holy shirt! looking for recommendations
April 20, 6:35pm

Re: Tent Tech
I like your general analysis. But like a "good" tool for a carpenter, some tools are simply better for some activities, simply by design. A screwdriver is a wonderful tool, but if your...

In GEAR » Tent Tech
April 20, 9:50am

Re: Holy shirt! looking for recommendations
I've recently got a Cap 4 Hoody. If I were in your shoes had had one "shirt" to bring, that would likely be it. It's got a pretty long zipper so I can easily ventilate it. I reall...

In GEAR » Holy shirt! looking for recommendations
April 18, 11:38am

Re: Re: Comfort
Although it's likely the same as GG's Thinlight: I've been enjoying Lawson's 20x48x1/8 EVA foam pad. It is extremely fold-able and malleable, so I have been able to use it for a ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What sleeping mat?
April 15, 2:11pm

Re: Same cord different technique
Like stated above: Toss one rope over the branch with a carabiner knotted in the middle of the line, with your second "hauling" line threaded through that biner. Once the two ends of t...

In GEAR » Thicker bear line that WON'T hurt trees?
April 15, 8:27am

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