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Eric Fredricksen (efredricksen) - BPL Lifetime Member

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How about a FlexAir inflatable pillow at half an ounce? I find them much more comfortable that wadded up clothes.

In GEAR » '12 JMT gear reflections
November 22, 11:07pm

Permethrin and washing
How well does Permethrin hold up against washing?

In GEAR » Suggest me some UL mosquito proof shirt with long sleeves
March 04, 9:50am

Re: Re: Re: Inflatable beams
It seems like even balloons (like the ones for making balloon animals) inside a nylon sleeve might work fine, possibly single-use. With the nylon providing strength, the rubber providing airproofne...

In Make Your Own Gear » Inflatable arches
November 22, 12:19pm

Re: Re: customs
Kind of fun to have an Fred Eric and an Eric Fred(ricksen) on the same thread. :) My kettle was 41% efficient in my kitchen. It's possible that enough tweaking could get it to 50%. Who knows...

In Gear Deals » Montgomery Kettle (now the Backcountry Boiler)
November 17, 11:30am

Re: Neoprene
Thanks for the explanation about the neoprene. I'm won over enough that I ordered the deluxe version but I'll probably mostly eschew it. (But maybe a little Thinlight CCF?) Looking forward ...

In Gear Deals » Montgomery Kettle (now the Backcountry Boiler)
November 16, 5:03pm

Apologies if this has been covered previously, but why a relatively heavy neoprene sleeve rather than Reflectix? or fiberglass? (Or silicone if that's by chance lighter.) Awesome project wit...

In Gear Deals » Montgomery Kettle (now the Backcountry Boiler)
November 15, 10:03pm

Pleasure and pain
Once you've got it: One time when I had poison oak really bad (to the point where I wished I could be put into an induced coma until it went away), I discovered that holding the rash up to w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Poison oak
November 10, 11:08pm

Merino for me too
I don't like the stink of synthetic, and it also feels uncomfortable to me. Kind of hot and cold at the same time. All those sheep can't be wrong.

In GEAR » Merino or Synthetic base layers?
October 09, 4:05pm

Speaking generally, I think it's better to layer. E.g. choose a Montbell UL Inner, but wear it with a wool sweater, wind shirt, etc.

In GEAR » Which lightweight down jacket for travel
October 05, 11:12pm

Re: Seam
Thanks for explaining, Colin. That makes a lot of sense.

In Make Your Own Gear » 9' x9' tarp with 0.48oz Cuben
October 03, 6:33pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Fredricksen

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Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket
Fit is a bit loose around the body for a large, I think; other than that the amount of warmth it provides for so little weight is lovely. (And there I am wearing it in my avatar picture.)

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 07, 1:06pm