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Daniel Pittman (pitsy) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Central Texas
About Me Born: Mississippi. Raised: Houston. Boy Scouts, BMX, camping. Navy: Great Lakes, Orlando, Norfolk, Guantanamo, San Diego. Hitch-hiked from S.D. to NYC. Bike shops. Moved to: Austin, then Round Rock. Made a baby with: Melissa McChristian. Favorite place: Grand Teton. Favorite animal: Black Bear.
CityRound Rock
StateTX
CountryUnited States of America
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All Forum Posts by Daniel Pittman

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UL furniture
Milk crates for storage, laid out one layer high, 3 deep and six or seven long. Top with plywood and a thin mattress from IKEA. Dorm fridge, toaster oven, crock pot, no microwave. Washer, no ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Furniture/Appliances?
August 13, 9:04pm

Wet feet
Those look like they would dry out pretty well overnight. Clean them thoroughly and maybe apply some balm. Grease them up with something viscous before hitting the trail. All basic stuff. One th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wet feet – should I worry about this? (Fugly foot pictures)
August 06, 10:45pm

AT section gear list.
Cook pot? That's quite a sleeping bag... Overkill? Unless you're really into the convertible pants, I'd go with some light nylon trousers and some running shorts. Oh, I just sa...

In Gear Lists » AT Section Hike Gear List
August 05, 10:57pm

Where's my RJ high-five?
Once Pittman, Daniel, threw out the manual, he found himself happier. The method they described was hella crappier.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » CONTEST: who can write the best SPOT messenger OK/check-in poem?
July 20, 12:31am

SPOT poems
In the form of a Clerihew: 'Twas Ebbot, Mitchell, Said, "This SPOT switch'll, send greetings warm and proper... but this switch'll bring rescue chopper." Thank you.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » CONTEST: who can write the best SPOT messenger OK/check-in poem?
July 18, 11:02pm

Sauna.
The River Crow of Montana use a sweat lodge in their practice of the Sun Dance religion. I've enjoyed two sweats with Larson Medicine Horse and his family. I will definitely not recommend their...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking saunas
June 08, 10:44pm

Osprey Atmos pockets and zippers
As mentioned above, the hipbelt pockets are tight. The goofy adjustment system just takes up too much space where the pockets want to be. Small tools, lip balm, maybe some trail mix. That's abo...

In GEAR » Good ~50L pack with "trampoline" (off the back) suspension and extension collar?
June 04, 9:37pm

Sun shirt?
I have two options at my disposal. First up is a linen button-down. Absorbs sweat well and releases it slowly, way better than cotton in high humidity. No idea of the SPF, but I don't get bu...

In GEAR » Sun Shirt
June 04, 9:13pm

50L pack w/trampoline suspension
About that Osprey pack... If it fits you well, you're going to love it. My only gripes are the nearly unusable hip belt pockets, and the center of gravity. Careful packing will manage the CO...

In GEAR » Good ~50L pack with "trampoline" (off the back) suspension and extension collar?
June 01, 1:58pm

Repair questions
For the pinhole in a wool base layer, I've used superglue with some success.

In GEAR » A Couple Repair Questions!
June 01, 1:27pm

All Reader Reviews by Daniel Pittman

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MSR Titan Kettle
Use it with a fancy feast stove. Cut a wind-screen as tall as will fit inside the kettle. Store your stove, matches, mini bic, fuel, bandana, olive oil, s&p, Dr. Bronner's, etc. inside it. ...

In Cookware - Titanium
May 26, 10:37pm