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Tad Englund (bestbuilder) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me I like to be outside
CitySeattle Area
My Website URLhttp://englundhomes.com

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Re: towels
I like the MSR also. I bought the largest towel they make and cut it in 4ths, saving weight and money. 4 of use have enough towel to dry off or what ever and the cost is a lot better then buying ...

In GEAR » Towel absorbencies
October 30, 11:44am

Re: Komperdell Nature Stick Carbon Trekking Poles Review
These are real cool looking poles- I saw them on there website last week. http://www.komperdell.com/en/stock/touring/snap_lock/175_2501_10.php# Komperdell are rep'd in the US by a company in...

In Editor's Roundtable » Komperdell Nature Stick Carbon Trekking Poles Review
October 30, 11:36am

Re: Marmot Helium or WM Alpinlite Sleeping Bag?
John, I was faced with the very same dilemma a few years back except I was looking at the “Ultralight”. I ended up purchasing the Marmot because I found it on sale (I got the Helium for $230 b...

In GEAR » Marmot Helium or WM Alpinlite Sleeping Bag?
October 29, 4:09pm

Re: Re: Steripen Dying
Well Sarah, thanks for popping my bubble. Just kidding, at the price I picked this up it is worth trying out. I would rather have the option of being able to return it but I think it is worth the...

In GEAR » Steripen Usage
October 26, 11:15am

Steripen Usage- I love this website!
Boy am I glad I read this yesterday.... I went to a REI garage sale this morning and there was a new Steripen Adventure that was marked "won't turn on" @ $29.00. I figured that it ...

In GEAR » Steripen Usage
October 25, 7:46pm

Re: Novice bivyer needs bivy advice
Eric, I carry a light Bivy (6 oz.), it has a DWR top and waterproof bottom. and a tarp. I only employ the tarp if the weather looks like rain. Which even this year in the Cascades (around Seattle...

In GEAR » Novice bivyer needs bivy advice
October 17, 11:58pm

Re: Learning to sew...
Here are a couple http://thru-hiker.com/kits/ go to the bottom of the page http://www.tarptent.com/projects/tarpdesign.html http://www.rayjardine.com/ray-way/Tarp-Kit/index.htm http://...

In Make Your Own Gear » Learning to sew...
October 17, 11:37pm

Re: How to persuade a guy from using army boots?
When I was a kid one of the worst insults you could give someone was "Your mother wears army boots". Tell him he is just a step above that!- LOL I would try and get him out of a boot al...

In GEAR » How to persuade a guy from using army boots?
October 16, 10:45am

Stake Holding power
Will, great article. Question, if I cut down my MSR "Y" stakes to 5 inches, this would reduce the weight and therefor increase the holding-power:weight ratio. Would it be worth cutting ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tent Stake Holding Power: Comparative Evaluation of Various Designs and Lengths
October 14, 8:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: question for Richard...
Richard, Thanks- BTW is that a "Hickey Freeman" wool suit or a "Men's warehouse" wool suit? There is a difference. Just kidding. What does the initials "clo" sta...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question of the day?
October 14, 10:45am

All Reader Reviews by Tad Englund

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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
The mattress totally sucked the heat out of me. See this thread for more info about this mattress.

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
November 11, 6:39pm