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Jacob Blumenfeld (surfingdwedge) - BPL Forum Member

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My experience
Ive used my zpacks 20 degree side zip w/ draft tube over 40 nights this year. Normal cut. Lowest i've brought it down to was right at 20-21 degrees F while sleeping under a tarp. I wear a down ...

In GEAR » Zpacks sleeping bag sizing
February 15, 3:10pm

Looks good
Looks great! Only changes I would personally make would be to replace the rain pants with something like montane wind pants, and ditch the extra shirt and underwear. One shirt for day and baselayer...

In Gear Lists » JMT list...let's talk VOLUME
February 12, 11:04pm

Rain pants
As far as dedicated rain pants go, in my experience (in the sierras) they have not been necessary. Unless it was cold I usually just wore shorts and let my legs get wet. Never had any problem getti...

In Gear Lists » Thoughts on Rain Gear (JMT)
February 12, 10:59pm

Re: Re
I disagree. The list looks great but I would definitely bring some raingear. If anything at least a 1oz plastic poncho. But for the OP the cuben poncho/groundsheet shuld do just fine. On my JMT thr...

In Gear Lists » Thoughts on Rain Gear (JMT)
February 08, 5:04pm

Hexamid plus worked for us
Did the JMT with my gf this past summer. @ 3:00 in part 4 of our JMT video documentary you can see us in the hexamid plus during a heavy rainstorm at lower palisade lake. Kept all gear in the shelt...

In GEAR » Hexamid Twin size
October 11, 1:47am

Re: shelter
THanks Michael, all sound like great ideas for just purely saving weight. I am not interested in losing weight for the sake of losing weight. What I want to do is lose weight without sacrificing mo...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2013!!! How am I looking? What should I consider changing?
October 02, 12:35am

Re: PCT 2013!!! How am I looking? What should I consider changing?
Whats the most weight that people carry on the PCT with a baseweight similar to mine(~10lbs)? I'm assuming this would occur in the desert and maybe in a stretch in the high sierras.

In Gear Lists » PCT 2013!!! How am I looking? What should I consider changing?
October 01, 11:41pm

Re: Pack
Thanks Luke, exactly the input I was looking for regarding the pack. I think you are right, especially when you bring up the fact about hauling water which I will need to do in the dessert sections...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2013!!! How am I looking? What should I consider changing?
October 01, 11:31pm

PCT 2013!!! How am I looking? What should I consider changing?
Hey guys, started applying for colleges and found out that I will have about 110 days of free time summer 2013, and that may be the only opportunity I will have to do the PCT in the near future. ...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2013!!! How am I looking? What should I consider changing?
October 01, 9:48pm

Thanks
Thank you guys!

In GEAR » What patches came in your Thermarest Xlite repair kit?
September 18, 5:45pm

All Reader Reviews by Jacob Blumenfeld

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ZPacks ZPacks Hexamid Solo Plus Tent
Overview: I purchased my tent with full netting and the cuben fiber groundsheet from ZPacks in November 2011. I used it for several weekend long trips, and got to put it to the real test during my ...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
August 23, 4:19pm