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David Moreno (nerrek2000) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North East Ohio
About Me I'm an ARMY Veteran of 13.5 years. I spent the years mostly in combat oriented jobs, mainly Infantry, which gave me a chance to see the world. That was my introduction to backpacking of a sort. Through my Military career, I backpacked more than 10,000 miles. Now I go simply because I love it. I also mountain bike, rock climb, kayak, and do nature photography. I wouldn't call my self an ultra-lighter per say, but my base weight is just below 12 lbs.
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All Forum Posts by David Moreno

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"Making your own!!!?"
Holy crap! I want to thank Stuart R and Roger Caffin for the humbling experience. I make and modify some of my gear, but would never have thought of hand making my own headlamp. I bow to...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 18, 10:47pm

"Backpack Options for Injured Shoulder: Lumbar Packs or Luxurylite Pack???"
I tore my right rotator cuff rock climbing about 15 years ago. It can take quite a while without surgery for the problem to go away, as it did with me, especially when you're forced to use it w...

In GEAR » Backpack Options for Injured Shoulder: Lumbar Packs or Luxurylite Pack???
September 17, 11:46pm

3 AAA's and Red Light
I have the older version of the Black Diamond Gizmo headlamp. I agree that 3 AAA's is a pain, but I overcome the problem most of the time by using the 4th charged battery either in my Micro ...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 17, 11:17pm

Re: "What manufacturers do you trust?"
Deuter Platypus Western Mountaineering Feathered Friends Tarp Tent Salomon Petzl MSR Wigwam Osprey GoLite

In GEAR » What manufacturers do you trust?
September 09, 5:05pm

Re: Tape
I'll second the use of clear packing tape. It stays in place very well and also stay flexible under most conditions.

In Make Your Own Gear » Reflectix Construction Methods?
September 07, 4:07am

Re: Pretty much everything already said.
There's too much opinion and information throughout this thread for me to cite and comment on individually, so I'm going to do a blanket statement of sorts, and fill in some detail as I go ...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
September 05, 9:46am

Depends on comfort and sleepiness.
I've been known to sleep in all the positions mentioned in one night. I'm a very restless sleeper. I love the sounds of the outdoors in the wild, so I just can't seem to fall asleep. Af...

In Philosophy & Technique » When you sleep, where do your elbows go ?
September 05, 6:17am

Care and reviews are critical.
I know I'm a little late with this but: My first scale was a WeighMax Shipping Postal Scale. It weighs up to 35 pounds. It has a sensitivity of 0.2 oz. http://www.amazon.com/Weighmax-Ship...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for a scale to weigh my things.
September 05, 5:41am

No, I get one every year or two. It's not actually a coupon. It's an in store credit that they apply to your account for a free $20.00 credit. They send you an e mail notification for it. T...

July 31, 11:29am

Re: "Punching a hole into sawyer water bladders"
I don't have any experience with Sawyer Bladders personally. I punch holes in Platypus bladders for hanging though and have never had an issue. If the new style of Sawyer Bladders are similar, ...

In GEAR » Punching a hole into sawyer water bladders
July 28, 2:47am

All Reader Reviews by David Moreno

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There's so much ranting I could do here that I'd sound like a lunatic. Once when I was in dire straights financially, I worked briefly in a Walmart Photo Center. Never again. Slightly ch...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 5:22pm

Mountain Gear
As noted in posts above, MG charges shipping on all sale items no matter how much the order total comes to. Normally not a problem, as they state it openly on their website. I've ordered pro...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 5:08pm

As someone noted above, backcountrygear has a little store in Eugene, OR. The problem is (we're just a small local store) is what I was given for a horrible customer service experience. My 3...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 4:39pm

Western Mountaineering The Company
2 years ago I purchased a Western Mountaineering Apache bag with the overfill option. I've been nothing short of extremely happy with the bag. The purchase options with the overfill left a l...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 4:15pm

Bareboxer.com Golf City Products Barebox
My bareboxer works just fine. I agree that the locking mechanism is a bit of an overkill, but it's small enough to fit into my Deuter Speedlite 30 backpack and easily holds 3 days of food for m...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 4:02pm

Feathered Friends Customer Service
For security reasons, I use a separate banking account for all of my mail order, phone order and online purchases, purposely having no overdraft protection on the account and only putting money in the...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 3:49pm

Mountain Safety Research (MSR)
MSR is owned by Cascade Designs. So, in part this review will be on them as well. I purchased a Whisperlight International about a decade ago. About 2 years ago, the threads that mount the bottom p...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 2:05pm

Sierra Trading Post (STP) web shopping and service
I figured out a while back that prices out west are usually higher than here in Ohio so the fact that I don't feel the discounts at STP are as deep as others do is a little moot. Some of the time,...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 1:06pm

I've heard a lot of people in my home town say that I'm insane for spending total $250 on a solo tent (Contrail with poles, etc...). My response is, "You get what you pay for!" ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 12:50pm

Altrec did have a discount program for writing reviews. I think it was 20% off non sale items. I used it a few times. Wrote a review and within 24 hours there would be a discount applied at checkou...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 26, 12:31pm