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Matt Dirksen (NamelessWay) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Mid Atlantic
About Me Used to be very active in the outdoors prior to the kids. Worked at REI and HTO on and off from mid 80's till the birth of my first child in 2000. Now 3(kids later)we are trying as a family to get out whenever we can. Given I am carrying most of the family gear, I see huge value in packing it as light as possible. We are so much looking forward to the longer trips once again again.
CityGreenbelt
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Re: Re: quilt rated 50.
I've pushed my 50d quilt into mid 30's wearing down jacket and pants (Luke's UL stuff). I was also in a tent and on top of a 1/4" ccf + Neo Rest pad. I slept comfortably, but co...

In GEAR » quilt rated 50.
May 12, 6:39pm

Re: nice
I'm 74" tall, 195lbs (formerly thin). The large fits me "snug", & the sleeves are perfectly fine for me.

In Gear Deals » Men's OR Echo (Pewter, Large) $27.77 on Amazon
May 11, 7:55pm

Re: Surviving a Sleepover
Hi Todd, How did it go? I felt the EXACT same way during my middle school daughter's slumber party in February, until our freshman son's slumber party last weekend. It took three ...

In Other Activities » Surviving a Sleepover
May 11, 6:21pm

Men's OR Echo (Pewter, Large) $27.77 on Amazon
I got a price drop alert today from Amazon on a men's OR Echo. "Price drop alert: Outdoor Research Men's Echo Zip Long Sleeve T-Shirt, Pewter, Large - $27.77" If I recall, t...

In Gear Deals » Men's OR Echo (Pewter, Large) $27.77 on Amazon
May 10, 6:43pm

Re: Re: Hilleberg Sealing
While seam sealing is a simple way to instill a good piece of mind... If a manufacturer legitimately claims their tent doesn't need seam sealing, then they don't. If they actually rec...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
May 10, 9:11am

Re: Akto Leaks
Send your pics to Hilleberg and ask them what the next step should be. Let them know you have direct experience with their tents, and have never experienced this before. If Hilleberg tents don&#...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
May 10, 7:44am

Re: Where to get Gore Windstopper 830 Fabric?
Seeing no response from the list, have you asked them? http://www.windstopper.com/remote/Satellite/content/customer-service/contact-us Just curious, is Gore Windstoper 830 down proof? (I ...

In GEAR » Where to get Gore Windstopper 830 Fabric?
May 09, 10:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Tea leaves, LNT, and bears
"You're an eminently reasonable man, Matt." Especially toward my tea bags and #2's! ;>D

In Philosophy & Technique » Tea leaves, LNT, and bears
May 09, 10:46pm

Re: Tent guylines?
Don't know about videos, but Bob's right on. If the cordage is already attached to the fly, it makes total sense to stake it out just "tight enough" so it can be easily adjuste...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tent guylines?
May 09, 10:40pm

Re: Spiritual aspects of wilderness
"What, how and why did you have a spiritual experience backpacking? What kind of encounter or experience are you seeking or expecting? How important do you find this spiritual experience in ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Spiritual aspects of wilderness
May 09, 10:23pm

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