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Kevin Schneringer (Slammer) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Oklahoma Flat Lands
About Me I am still getting the hang of ultralight backpacking,pack weights dropping gear downsizing.
Love the outdoors and hiking with only what I need.

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All Forum Posts by Kevin Schneringer

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SmarTube Bottle Hydration System
Great system, use with sawyer mini or on any standard water bottle. Been using mine for almost a year. One change I made was on the mouth piece. I prefer the style Osprey uses.

In GEAR » SmarTube Bottle Hydration System
May 13, 3:42pm

"First time hanger ... waffling
As has been previously mentioned.....better sleep is worth a little extra weight. Getting rid of your current suspension system would be an easy way to drop some ounces. Sell your atlas straps ...

In Hammocks » First time hanger ... waffling
April 25, 10:54am

"Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°)
I use the bottom of a 12oz Red Bull can as an esbit holder. Used over and over again with no sign of wear, I also us a 3" titanium disc under mine. As Franco said it must be the ground actin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Can anyone please explain why my esbit isn't melting my alum. stove (1400°F vs. 1200°) ??
April 19, 4:52pm

Zpacks ARC blast-does it work with Skinny folk?
I am really looking hard at an Arc blast 52L but I have certain reservations. Hopefully some skinny people can chime in. I have a terrible time getting a pack to fit, mainly due to my skin and bon...

In GEAR » Zpacks ARC blast-does it work with Skinny folk?
April 13, 12:24pm

I'll take the cap 3 top. Please PM PayPal info

In Gear Swap » Patagonia Men's Tops - Small
April 09, 2:15pm

Traded -Gone
$200 shipped Please PM if interested *****Gone******

In Gear Swap » FS: BearPaw Wilderness Bear Den 1 w/ vestibule
April 08, 12:16pm

Rear "strut" and wind resistance
The pads are exped 72" x 20" however they were inflated Sotheby's would be a bit narrower once inflated. I just di not fell like blowing them up :) I researched the BA FlyCreek thr...

In GEAR » New REI Quarter Dome Tents
April 05, 3:46pm

New REI Quarter Dome Tents
I have weighed each piece and listed below. I removed the original stakes as, I assume, no one will use. Stuff Sacks(minus FP sack) 77g Pole assembly in Stuff sack 538g Tent body ...

In GEAR » New REI Quarter Dome Tents
April 05, 9:56am

New REI Quarter Dome Tents
I got my QD 3p today it is a big step up in REI equipment in my opinion. As others have mentioned its a roomy 2p but with me and 2 kids it'll work fine I'm sure. Alex hit all the high poin...

In GEAR » New REI Quarter Dome Tents
April 04, 8:14pm

I have the HG 20* and it is wonderful. I also looked closely at EE as I have some of Tim's quilts. The HG has a superior suspension system IMHO.

In GEAR » HG burrow or EE enigma
April 04, 2:37pm

All Reader Reviews by Kevin Schneringer

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Bearpaw Wilderness Designs Bear Den 1
My Bear Den 1 is a great tent/shaped tarp and with the extended beak it is a palace. The shelter performs well in winds up to at least 30 mph. I have not had it in winds higher but suspect it would h...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 03, 5:53am

Zpacks Cuben WPB Jacket
Update-Well I have used this jacket for 4 days with light rain,drizzle and heavy rain.It performs flawlessly but pit zips are a must, so glad I added them. I have upgrade review to a 5 because this...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 08, 5:38pm

Tarptent Rainshadow 2
I would like to get an update out for this item since it has been some 6+years since a review was made. If you are looking for a 14 ounce per person tent this is it. Great family tent with good venti...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
February 25, 8:53pm