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Derrick White (miku) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
About Me Expedition kayaking, canoeing, hiking & snowshoeing in northern Canada.
CitySt. John's
StateNewfoundland & Labrador

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Hi Whalen, I tried to PM you re the sale of the Altaplex but you don't have you email set up. I am interested. You can PM me.

In GEAR » ZPacks Altaplex - Experienced Users
August 04, 4:56am

Heat Absorption
Maybe its me but I tend to defer to scientific logic over dogmatic pronouncement. Black does absorb more solar energy than white, by no small measure. The laws of physics still apply - even here....

In GEAR » Lightweight Expedition Pack
July 31, 8:58am

Altaplex - Thank You
@Whalen - Thank you so much for taking the time. Nothing trumps the credibility of a real user's opinion for me. Of course its not the tent for everyone, but it just may be the one for me...

In GEAR » ZPacks Altaplex - Experienced Users
July 31, 8:50am

@Justin I typically pitch my tent tight to the ground with tight being about an inch or two off the ground. The higher it is off the ground and the larger the vents in the peak of course, the mo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Peak Vents on Pyramids
July 31, 8:36am

Pyramid Vents
I can't agree with the general consensus here. I own an HMG Ultamid 2 and use it quite a bit in shoulder seasons with daytime temps of 12C dropping to around 0C at night. Its a perfect recipe...

In Make Your Own Gear » Peak Vents on Pyramids
July 29, 11:40am

ZPacks Altaplex - Experienced Users
John, Re the guys: I don't doubt the reliability of the tie-outs. I am more curious about the actual need for them. When pitching my Ultamid, I routinely peg the four corners and insert...

In GEAR » ZPacks Altaplex - Experienced Users
July 29, 11:24am

ZPacks Altaplex - Experienced Users
Thanks for your thoughts John. I really am just trying to find people who own and use this tent. To respond to your musings: This tent would only ever be used solo. It has ample space for my ...

In GEAR » ZPacks Altaplex - Experienced Users
July 29, 11:02am

That which sticks to cuben should stick to Alpacka Urethane. NO?
I was expecting hear from someone who tried this. I assume most of those in the Alpacka world are also cuben DIYers. But perhaps not. I am reluctant to try the Hysol without some input. I d...

In Make Your Own Gear » Alpacka Packraft Attachment Adhesive- Anyone try Hysol?
July 29, 9:40am

ZPacks Altaplex - Experienced Users
There was much ado when this tent was introduced but little since, or at least I can only find little. Even on the wider web there is an absence of reviews from actual users. Are there any user...

In GEAR » ZPacks Altaplex - Experienced Users
July 29, 9:34am

WM Megalite
Most folks love this bag. After endless research 3 years ago it was my pick. Derrick

In GEAR » Best lightweight sleeping bag for minus 10c
May 21, 1:39pm

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