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Eric Blumensaadt (Danepacker) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Mojave Desert
About Me Retired H.S. teacher, 10 yr. Nat'l Nordic Ski Patroller, fmr. XC racer, Army ROTC winter survival instructor, hunter, backpacker, former ACA moving water canoeing instructor, sea kayaker.
FINALLY have become a lightweight (not UL)backpacker.

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All Forum Posts by Eric Blumensaadt

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Psych & "pseudo-science"
Ped E., I second Andy. "Any data to back up this statement?" If you understood MODERN psychology you would know it is derived from the scientific method being used to test and under...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 10 years on the run from the FBI on the AT - Bismarck
July 12, 1:37pm

Backcountry skiing
And then the's the whole day trip or multi-day ski trips that utilize backpacking clothes and gear. I guess it still falls under the heading of "backpacking by other means". And...

In GEAR » Taking Gear Beyond Backpacking
July 12, 6:53am

The BA Scout UL2 ??
I just gotta say that the BA Scout UL 2 is everything I have been trying to get away from in a tent. There are so many better designs out there, IMHO, of course. But thanks for posting anyway...

In GEAR » 1P Single Wall Tent Q
July 09, 7:44pm

Which iPhone models?
Will IPhone 5 support iOS8.3 ?

In GEAR » CRITICAL Information for iPhone users
July 09, 7:39pm

Killers on the trails
I once lived in NW Pennsylvania. There were two incidents of murders on the trail there within 10 years. Only one person was caught and sentenced for one murder. It made many of us carry firearms w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 10 years on the run from the FBI on the AT - Bismarck
July 08, 9:17pm

Top compartment and strap-attaching side pockets
I'd need a detachable top compartment/fanny pack in a slightly shorter pack. I have aftermarket side pockets on my Osprey EXOS that strap to the pack. I'd put them on a kalais for the a...

In GEAR » Elemental Horizons Kalais
July 08, 8:59pm

Tarptent Scarp 2?
I have a Tarptent scarp 2 and it has plenty of room for 2. The site even shows 3 mattresses in it. But you'd have to sleep head-to-toe to fit 3 somewhat comfortably. For car camping ONLY...

In GEAR » Tent for car camping?
July 08, 8:52pm

SMD Skyscape
I like the Tarptent single wall tents since I'm a Tarptent fanboy, but look at Six Moon Designs Skyscape tents. I think the silnylon tent will take a fair amount of "abuse" if no Scou...

In GEAR » 1P Single Wall Tent Q
July 08, 8:48pm

"Two consenting adults'
Hee, hee Yes, it IS amazing how tents can be made to accommodate more people than they were designed for, especially if they are "enthusiastic" about it.

In GEAR » Tarptent Thread
July 08, 11:14am

In LEXAN we trust
I like my long-handled Lexan spoon. Had it for 5 years and no problems.

In GEAR » Spoon Comparison
July 08, 12:01am

All Reader Reviews by Eric Blumensaadt

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Trail designs SideWinder
The Trail Designs Sidewinder is an "alternative" fuel stove that is a 3 fuel stove. I.e. it can burn alcohol, ESBIT tablets or wood. What's more it is highly efficient at all of these...

In Cookware - Other
June 18, 1:41am

Trail Designs SideWinder for AGG 2qt pot
My 3 cup Open Country pot is the perfect size for solo camping. It fits in the Sidewinder ti stove and using ESBIT with a modified Gram Cracker tablet holder (BGET) IMHO this is the perfect size sto...

In Stoves - Other
June 08, 2:06am

Tarptent Scarp 2
I purchased the Scarp 2 SPECIFICALLY for 4 season use. I knew I would modifiy it for winter use when I purchased it. The Scarp 2 is my 3rd Tarptent, following a Contrail and Moment SW. Like them it...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 02, 8:09pm

Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
"Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book" is the very best book on teh eop I have ever read - and I've read most of them in the last 40 years of backcountry skiing and ca...

In Books and Media
October 24, 8:01pm

REI Kimtah
Recently got the REI Kimtah eVent parka and on a Ruby Mountains, Nevada backpack found it to be as good a wind jacket as it is a rain parka. The sale price was $159.95 which is 30% off the regular ...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 03, 1:45am

Eddie Bauer Down Sweater
I purchased an Eddie Bauer Down Sweater (their term) on sale this summer for $89. It was reviewed by Will Riveted in his extensive articles of light down jackets and got a favorable, "middle-o...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
October 27, 8:15pm

Thermarest Trail Pro Regular
I won my Trail Pro regular at a Sierra Club Outings leaders training seminar, otherwise I would not have spent the money B/C I seldom car camp. But now I have an alternative for a winter ski camping m...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 03, 9:56pm

Brunton Crux
I bought the Brunton Flex because of its wider burner ring for better heat distribution so I wouldn't get a hot spot on the bottom of my pot when cooking. I was not aware that there was a Brunt...

In Stoves - Canister
January 29, 9:38pm

tarptent moment
I give the Moment a "5" because I feel it is currently the best solo single wall tent design. It has great quality, innovative design and excellent attention to detail. My previous solo ...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
December 24, 12:52pm

Carbelas GORE-TEX® PacLite® Rainy River Parka
Cabela's Rainy River GTX PacLite parka (and pants) are THE bargain in good quality, lightweight, breathable rainwear at the 2010 regular $99. price. The Taslanized fabric is a matte finish, unlike...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 08, 12:10am