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peter vacco ( - BPL Premium Member

My Locale no. california
About Me i walk quite a bit, and probably carry too much. up to a point though, i sort of Like carrying too much.

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All Forum Posts by peter vacco

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Re: 10 Tips on Staying Warm in Winter by Andy Kirkpatrick
printed it out. great stuff. great attitude too. if only for the face mask .. because i was well along in designing my own. thanks ! v.

In Philosophy & Technique » 10 Tips on Staying Warm in Winter by Andy Kirkpatrick
December 18, 6:09pm

Re: Brass
copper plating your kit would look hella trendy. it is possible to plate things with copper. i had one time a need for a circular main bearing on my bmw bike to be another half a 'thou larger...

In GEAR » Brass spoon?
December 18, 6:26am

Re: Tenacious tape
is like Maro says, you'll want to sandwich the thing. that will keep caca from sticking to your patch. v.

In Make Your Own Gear » Patching MLD non-stretch mesh
December 18, 6:15am

Re: Help! How do you dry your shoes overnight in winter?
" Otherwise, my goal is not drying them, but keeping them from freezing. " +1 yup. wha's wrong with wet boots ? they going to get wet anyway... right ? now. shoving feets into f...

In GEAR » Help! How do you dry your shoes overnight in winter?
December 17, 9:29pm

Re: Re: I can't decide...
i have owned both akto and unna. the unna was too big for just one man. it is like a palace, and the poles, in practice, are Very long. being that large, it is warm and comfortable in the rain, b...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
December 16, 6:12am

Re: Hunersdorff
i have had the nalgene bottle break on me. not in what you'd expect of blowing off the lid of the cap. but catastrophically fracture. true story : i opened the door of my walrus tent (tru...

In GEAR » Bottle container for hot liquid
December 16, 6:00am

new karkoram bag ... only , ok.
got the new first ascent bag. it is a foot too long. the foot box is vastly too wide. the neck seal is half a foot from where it should be. it does weigh a very sweet 2-11oz. the hood is too aggre...

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 15, 8:28pm

Re: Winter Backpacking Checklist
well, here we are today, preparing the terrifying number of 250k topos for next spring's effort up north, and what comes along.. but a new gear guide. hooray ! i am right about where Ryan w...

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping
December 14, 2:16pm

Re: Fire in your mid ??????
you could try it with an esbit cube. that way you'd get the heat, and the stench from those things is so pungent, that you'd know Right Now if any of the fumes were hanging around. perso...

In GEAR » Fire in your mid ??????
December 11, 5:31am

Re: Got the EB Karakoram o Storm Down bag
i doubled down (a pun) on Eric's new bag. we'll see how they look. i will side to side this thing against my wm apache dryloft. cheers, v. ... but i was not clever enough to go f...

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 09, 7:20pm

All Reader Reviews by peter vacco

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Hilleberg Akto
all that you will read about how wonderful akto is seems to be true. also true is that for it to be habitable in all but the chillyest weather, it Desperately Needs a window in the door. the unna is i...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 17, 10:15pm