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Harrison Carpenter (carpenh) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale St. Vrain River Valley
About Me They call me Carp-Dawg, Dr. C, The Rodent Whisperer, and/or Rat Man-- depending upon who they are and what they see me doing.
StateColorado
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear List3-day, 3-season, Solo

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All Forum Posts by Harrison Carpenter

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Re: Check this out
Borah's pack looks interesting-- and attractive.

In GEAR » What ultralight 60L pack to replace Arcteryx Bora 95?
October 13, 8:18am

My $0.02
Currently I make use of a GoLite Pinnacle (~70L, yet relatively light after some removal of excess cords/webbing), and would recommend a GoLite pack of similar dimensions-- very locatable, relative...

In GEAR » 3 Day Pack recmmendations
October 09, 2:31pm

Slopping? Guilty.
Evidently, I slopped sealant onto my Tarptent Notch-- between the seam sealing and anti-slippage stripes, I added 2.1 oz.

In GEAR » how much weight can I expect seam-sealing adds to a shelter's weight?
October 01, 4:26pm

OK
"Thin like water" makes sense... I'm buying into the whole silicone strips idea now. Perhaps I will experiment with the elastic webbing at a different time. :-)

In Make Your Own Gear » Grommet/elastic cord on a silnylon floor?
September 30, 9:05am

Old school
Except for lacking a flashlight, the no-electronics system looks like that my Boy Scout troop practiced way back in the day. Survival of the fittest, communing with nature, all that stuff...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking sans batteries...
September 30, 8:29am

"Diluted" how?
James, when you say "highly diluted," what do you mean? Did you use a specific ratio of silicone:spirits? Or would you recommend eyeballing it? (Like, "make it thinner than olive oil...

In Make Your Own Gear » Grommet/elastic cord on a silnylon floor?
September 30, 7:59am

OK...
Alright then. If I am to go with the silicone stripes option, then 1) how wide should the stripes be, and 2) how necessary would it be to also coat my pad's underside?

In Make Your Own Gear » Grommet/elastic cord on a silnylon floor?
September 29, 7:39pm

Re:
Bear in mind, this is only an idea, not a plan. I knew when I posted it many people would think it's insanity. But I've read/heard many complaints about the silicone-stripes arrangement. It...

In Make Your Own Gear » Grommet/elastic cord on a silnylon floor?
September 29, 6:11pm

Yes
OK, I think I get it now! And I think I also understand why you say the tethers/webbing lines would need to be 20". As elastic as they are, they can only stretch so much. My pad is 2.5" t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Grommet/elastic cord on a silnylon floor?
September 29, 1:47pm

Agreed
The proof will be "in the doing." It looks to me like we have the same ideas, really... and I probably haven't been clear about mine. (This might be because I'm not sure of exactl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Grommet/elastic cord on a silnylon floor?
September 29, 12:27pm

All Reader Reviews by Harrison Carpenter

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TarpTent Notch
This is more of an initial test report. After sealing my Notch's seams, and doing several test-pitches in my backyard, I took it out into Colorado's Indian Peaks Wilderness Area for an overnig...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 23, 7:09pm