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eric levine (ericl) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern Colorado
About Me My first camping was via scouting. I started backpacking in 1971, and since then have used many gear combinations. I've section hiked most of the AT and Long Trail, and now mainly take shorter trips on top of the rockies in Colorado and Wyoming. I've been hiking light since 1995, going from a 3-season base weight of 12.5 lbs to under 8 lbs.
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All Forum Posts by eric levine

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CO longterm effects
In response to a posted question, some permanent longterm effects of CO. Long Term Effects of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is a potentially deadly gas that...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or Not?
Part 3: Laboratory Measurements for Canister Stoves

June 10, 11:24pm

Re: CO Effect of Removing EtaPower Windshield?
I thought the first article of the series somewhat of a tease, but the second and now the third are truly fine and very informative! It happens I just started using the Kovea for my winter campi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or Not?
Part 3: Laboratory Measurements for Canister Stoves

June 10, 11:20pm

Re: Re: Ultralight Knives and Other Sharp Things
"But what happens when your arm is caught in between a fallen boulder and an rock wall miles away from anyone else and you have no way of escaping unless you are willing to perform an amputati...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Knives and Other Sharp Things
May 24, 10:54am

Re: podcast on lightweight
I hope that future podcasts on the subject will contain greater focus/editing, better articulated points, and specific gear. I would have found a little spirited debating refreshing as well. For...

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Roundtable Discussion of the Limits of Ultralight Backpacking
May 03, 11:51pm

Epic tents
I don't have the lighthouse, but the firstlight, which is as close as you get. I use it mainly for 1-person winter camping, although I plan to use it with two for milder temps. in bug season...

In GEAR » Black Diamond Lighthouse
April 28, 7:03pm

Solutions may be more complex than status quo
I found the podcast really necessary to understand the problems faced. I don’t know about Ray Jardine calling his insightful lightweight paradigm a pyramid: perhaps a “systems approach” wo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
April 15, 10:23am

Re: I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
A few fairly surprising responses for a crowd like this. First, anthropogenic climate disruption is a recognized scientific reality. It's not up for discussion by serious people, at least si...

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
April 08, 9:55am

Re: Removing non-stick coating from Evernew
Maybe not good advice, but I'd take the handles off, place it outside, and "fry" it off with my stove. As I understand it, one of the problems with nonstick coatings is they produc...

In GEAR » Removing non-stick coating from Evernew
April 05, 11:54am

Pads vs. Air mats
A couple things. I've found air mats pretty reliable, at least since Thermarest came on the scene. They now make a heavy but hard foam inside line (toughskin) which would work if punctured. ...

In GEAR » sleep pads
March 31, 9:15am

GG Torso
I don't use it all the time, esp. just by itself. The Z-rest 8 section is my mainstay, with a G5 pack. I find I can get enough gear under my legs to be fine, and have never been bothered by ...

In GEAR » GG Torso Pad
March 31, 8:54am

All Reader Reviews by eric levine

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Antigravity Gear .4 oz pepsi style alcohol stove
This was my first alcohol stove after the Trangia, which I used before these pepsi stoves were invented. Despite a taped seam build, this stove is very good, still doing great after 5 or more years...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 01, 12:34pm

Patagonia MicroPuff Vest
As already said, the cut is a little large, and I opted for the small, which just fits me. I believe this vest is or will not be available, with a zipped version replacing it. I find this vest g...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
April 07, 3:26pm

Garmin Foretrex 101
I've done like Ryan, with the addition of removing the back cover and substituting clear postal strapping tape, which is what I did with my old etrex. One could even rig up a nearly weightless str...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
March 13, 10:43am

Jif Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter
I think to be consistant, one should store and eat their transfat non-ogranic peanut butter in aluminum cook and storeware. ......mmmmmm.....yummy

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
February 27, 2:05pm

My observation is that there are two types of lightweight backpacking flashlight users. The first are those who want a basic nighttime camp light. Lights such as the photon weigh a few grams and are s...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 10, 2:48am

Silva Type 54 Compass
The Brunton (Silva) combi 54 is the best all around compass I’ve seen. Overall, it has proven itself better than my old Suunto KB-14, commonly regarded as the most accurate sighting compass around. ...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
February 06, 9:38pm