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Dan Cunningham (mn-backpacker) - BPL Guest

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About Me I obviously enjoy backpacking on the lighter side. I work in technology (UNIX - Dev - Mac - Networking - Graphics - Web - etc) and I'm generally quite laid back.
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Re: Do mineral spirits go bad??
Gordon - your mineral sprits should be just fine. I don't know what the shelf life is, but it's really long. I just used a container I bought over 5 years ago.

In Philosophy & Technique » Seam Sealing a TarpTent
May 09, 12:55pm

Re: Granite Gear Sizing
Yes, get a long. When Granite Gear says 21" is the top end of a regular with the Vapor suspension, they mean it. You'll be much more pleased with the longer one. Also, where did you get...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Sizing
May 08, 9:04pm

Re: Mec Kelvin Summer Pad vs. NeoAir
LOL @ Dan Durston! Dude, I see your tape measure is on a stack of CD cases to get it vertically even with the pad for accurate measurement. I did the same thin in the pictures I took - a stack C...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
May 08, 5:41pm

Re: Re: Our Lightest Cozy Yet
Roger... a cozy wouldn't make much difference for you. :) I did some tests in my kitchen today that relate to your question. I like hot coffee (not warm) and I use a GSI Cascadian cup, which...

In GEAR » Our Lightest Cozy Yet
May 08, 11:18am

Re: Cooking with Silicon
I've used silicone muffin cups to do steam baking in my 1L cook pot. Worked like a charm.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cooking with Silicon
May 08, 6:34am

Re: Re: Re: Initial trip report
I think it's the MB down parka as well. I went for a walk this winter when it was 30 degrees out wearing a smartwool microweight long sleeve and the MB down parka only. I was just warm enough -...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Half bag/elephant's foot idea
May 07, 6:13am

Re: Re: NeoAir Width
Roger, Regarding the width. My NeoAir measures 21.25" wide when deflated, and almost exactly 20" wide when inflated. Here are some pictures to show how I'm measuring: To get...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
May 06, 6:07pm

width
My NeoAir regular is also 20" wide when fully inflated. In fact, it is almost identical in width to my BA IAC 72" rectangular.

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
May 06, 12:23pm

Re: The Performance of Alcohol Fuels for Backpacking Stoves<br/>Part One: Three Straight Alcohols and Alcohol Blends
I just wanted to say, great article! I enjoyed the read and really appreciate the scientific approach taken in many BPL articles.

In Editor's Roundtable » The Performance of Alcohol Fuels for Backpacking Stoves
Part One: Three Straight Alcohols and Alcohol Blends

May 06, 8:59am

worth the read
Now that I've used my NeoAir, I can't say the review is too overly harsh. I have some disagreements, such as I didn't find the noise bad at all. Yes, it's narrow, just like any othe...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
May 06, 8:38am

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