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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Back in the Front Range
About Me Solvitur ambulando sub divo.
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All Forum Posts by Dean F.

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Re: I agree
Re: "I have never carried a footprint but I'm doing a 20 day hike this summer and was just thinking of 20 straight days in a tent on granite might do some damage so trying to figure out th...

In GEAR » Best lightweight footprints?
March 26, 7:39am

Running out of fat is definitely NOT one of my worries...

In GEAR » Food
March 26, 7:33am

IMHO footprints are a waste
I suspect that Tyvek might actually weigh more. But there are different thicknesses of Tyvek, so I could be wrong. It's certainly cheap and MYOG, though, which has it's appeal. Persona...

In GEAR » Best lightweight footprints?
March 25, 6:47pm

I really don't obsess about cal/gram either. I do watch total calories to be sure that I have enough, but otherwise just pick stuff that I know I'll eat. Exertion and altitude are appetit...

In GEAR » Food
March 25, 6:37pm

Mee/Knowles water
Mid-May? Any springs, or are they all potholes?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ideas for Colorado low country in early May?
March 25, 6:18pm

water in Mee/knowles?
Is there reliable water in Mee/Knowles, other than the Colorado? I may put it on my list for "some day"...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ideas for Colorado low country in early May?
March 25, 7:34am

Western Colorado is practically Utah
Do you want one trip for the whole eight days, or will you be doing multiple trips? And are you set on Colorado? Frankly, if you can't do something in the mountains and you're looking...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ideas for Colorado low country in early May?
March 24, 7:26pm

Just no heavy lifting
Yes, just don't go any heavy lifting for six weeks or so. Basically, nothing that makes you tense your abdomen. Don't be afraid to walk a bit, though. You don't want to just be a cou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
March 24, 7:14pm

3D laparoscope
3D laparoscope. I've pretty much got everything that I need for hiking. Maybe a new rain set some day, and a down top with a hood (currently hoodless).

In GEAR » 2015
March 24, 8:04am

5 hours from DIA
Traditionally, June is thought of as buggy season. However, I've NEVER had a really horrible bug experience around here. Also, the higher elevations may not be melted out- there could still b...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Colorado Backpacking Trip
March 23, 8:57am

All Reader Reviews by Dean F.

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Mary Jane's Farm Sante Fe Pasta
I just got back from a Wind River Range traverse in which I tried a couple of Mary Jane's Farm meals for the first time- I had never heard of them- and I'm impressed. Fist, my caveat: I hav...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
September 11, 3:21pm

Bushnell SolarWrap Mini
Very light, but lost points for a smaller battery capacity than competitors and for durability concerns. And, shouldn't we really have an Electronic category in Gear Reviews at this point? Put...

In Miscellaneous Products
February 09, 6:56pm

Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide -Andrew Skurka book
Wow, how to rate this book? It is NOT meant for someone who is already an experienced UL hiker. There is nothing in this book that someone like that doesn't already know or can find out in fiv...

In Books and Media
June 21, 3:43pm

Klepper Double wood framed folding kayak
I own a Long Haul Mark 2, which is a copy of the Klepper Double. Though the fasteners vary very slightly the Klepper frame can use the Long Haul hull-skins and vice versa. The guy who builds the Lon...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 27, 1:18pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
I have a slightly different kit- the 0.1 micron 4-way filter. Of the filters available I give it a 5. It's not perfect, but IMHO it is the best that is available, hands down. The 4-way kit come...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
December 08, 10:12am

La Sportiva Crosslite
Personally, I rate this shoe a 5/5 because I'm ecstatic to find a shoe that FITS! (I have mutant monkey-feet.) But generally it is probably a 4. Listen, ye, to my tale of woe... I just mov...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 27, 6:02pm

Mont Bell
My wife ordered something I wanted for my birthday from MontbellUSA (not the main company in Japan). She included several ways of contacting her. Three and a half months later it hadn't arrived, s...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 03, 11:46pm