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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Back in the Front Range
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All Forum Posts by Dean F.

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sand, water, and my hand
I'm also with Tom- sand or something like it, when I can find it. And bare hands and water from the creek. You don't have to worry about getting sick since the next time you use the pot y...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cook pot cleaning
October 07, 5:37am

yes, saw
Everyone likes axes- they are much more aesthetic- but a Bahco Laplander is more practical. And a hell of a lot lighter.

In GEAR » Best Backpacking Axe
October 07, 5:15am

It's hard to justify buying a dedicated GPS nowadays when there's GPS apps for your smartphone. That you already own. And the apps are free. And 2000mAh batteries are cheap and light. ...

In GEAR » Which GPS?
October 07, 5:13am

Gaia GPS is very popular. It has of the functionality that you could ever want.

In GEAR » GPS App (Android)
October 07, 5:08am

Practice makes perfect
Oh, well, hell, if you know the basics but aren't totally confident then I guess you just have to get out and do it. :) Seriously, this navigation isn't hard- all in valleys. You can g...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Weminuche Wilderness, Maroon Bells Wilderness
October 04, 7:36am

Re: Re Elk Park to Needleton
How did I get it to look like what? The terrain view? On GoogleMaps near the search bar is an icon that looks like three horizontal lines- that's the menu. Open it and click on 'Terrain&...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Weminuche Wilderness, Maroon Bells Wilderness
October 04, 1:01am

Sure, if you're interested. I just happen to have a googlemap done. Here: To orient you, that lake in the lower left is Electra Lake. Durango is offscreen 25 miles or so to the south,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Weminuche Wilderness, Maroon Bells Wilderness
October 03, 12:11am

A classic Weminuche hike is to use the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad as a shuttle to connect Elk Creek and Needle Creek. These two east-west valleys are connected by crossing the p...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Weminuche Wilderness, Maroon Bells Wilderness
October 02, 10:03am

JB weld?
If you want to be permanent about it, use JB Weld.

In GEAR » Jetboil Sol Titanium question
October 02, 9:31am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Illegal camp fires
>> So much for justice. Should I then refuse to treat the wounds of a pedophile who was caught in the act when they bring him to my hospital? No. It's my JOB. I don't get to m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Did you have an illegal campfire this weekend or recently?
September 21, 11:09pm

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