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Daniel Pittman (pitsy) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Central Texas
About Me Born: Mississippi. Raised: Houston. Boy Scouts, BMX, camping. Navy: Great Lakes, Orlando, Norfolk, Guantanamo, San Diego. Hitch-hiked from S.D. to NYC. Bike shops. Moved to: Austin, then Round Rock. Made a baby with: Melissa McChristian. Favorite place: Grand Teton. Favorite animal: Black Bear.
CityRound Rock
StateTX
CountryUnited States of America
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weight of a knot
Probably best to knot think about it too much. It is, however, probably worth considering what system of guylines, loops, knots, stakes, etc. weighs the least at the performance level you require.

In Philosophy & Technique » weight of a knot
April 16, 7:03pm

Ziplocs in pump bag for pillow
"Do you just use regular ziploc freezer bags? I bought a box of Hefty zipper loc 2.5 gal bags after watching a youtube video of using one for a pillow. They don't hold air at all under wei...

In GEAR » REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
April 16, 6:59pm

Re: Metabolism vs Body Fat
I really hope someone figures out an answer to this. I'm 5'10" 130 lbs. The most I ever weighed was 145 lbs after boot camp. I'm always cold. I've been eating an extra 1260-210...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Metabolism vs Body Fat
April 15, 10:57pm

Re: Re: REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
Hey J Mag, I use my Schnozzel as a pillow by filling it with 6 or 7 partially inflated ziploc bags. I don't use it as a drybag because I don't want to get it punctured. As a pumpbag for ...

In GEAR » REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
April 14, 4:51pm

Re: REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
I just realized that one of the vendors my employer orders from carries Sierra Designs and some other good brands. So I probably won't buy anything big from REI anytime soon, except maybe anoth...

In GEAR » REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
April 13, 5:01pm

Re: piezo yes or no?
Feature creep. Extra weight that is not multiuse. If you run out of fuel and wish to make a twig fire, can you light if with a piezo igniter?

In GEAR » Snowpeak Gigapower Manual vs Snowpeak Litemax
April 11, 7:26pm

Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 3
Tell the girls they look great with short hair! Tenacious Bling What have you been feeding that enormous cat?!

In Editor's Roundtable » Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 3
April 10, 5:42pm

Re: Re: No Amtrak to Big Bend or Guadalupe.
Glad you enjoyed your visit to the hill country. Next time you're in the area, check out Enchanted Rock or Pedernales Falls. Both areas have some great day hikes and unique hill country geology...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 10, 9:12am

Re: Drying the interior of my Platypus
"For the hose I take off the mouthpiece and step out on my deck and swing it around in the air to get as much water out of the tube and then hang it overnight to let it dry as well." T...

In GEAR » Do you dry the interior of your Platypus? How?
April 04, 2:37pm

Re: REI Dash 2 (2-Person, Double Wall) Tent Review
Great review, especially the comparison charts. I'm glad REI is starting to embrace lighter gear, and this tent looks like a great deal. I'm a tarp/bivy guy, but I'll need a real tent t...

In Editor's Roundtable » REI Dash 2 (2-Person, Double Wall) Tent Review
April 02, 11:03am

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