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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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Thor Lo socks
Thor Lo Hiker socks (made in USA) have been my main hiking socks for over 15 years and I love them for their comfort and durability. The only more durable socks I've found were slightly heav...

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 10, 1:46am

Moment 2 P as a "forest tent"
Ben, Interesting you feel the TT Stratospire is a more wind-worthy design over the TT Moment 2. Is it because of the Moment @ having large end openings? I have a Moment DW and feel it as VERY...

In GEAR » Double Moment
February 10, 1:42am

MLD eVent bivy
Doug, Why did you sell your MLD eVent bivy. I was thinking of buying one for snow shelter use.

In GEAR » Nice surprises
February 10, 1:38am

What I'm going to try t do - once I acquire the Whjsperlite Universal - is try to get MSR to sell me the Y-shaped Dragonfly stove valve. I'll sign any legal disclaimers they need. Then,...

In GEAR » MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
February 10, 1:28am

Thanks Mike
Thanks Mike, I needed a source to make my detachable down collar for my WM Megalite bag.

February 10, 1:14am

PCT Pro trail builder
In 1980 I was a professional trail builder with Bell Brothers Trail Builders.We were paid $12.90/hour, a lot in 1980. I worked the 9 mile Snow Creek section of the PCT BUILDING THE TRAIL FROM SCRA...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Work Thread
February 10, 1:10am

re. Roger C.
Yeah, been waiting for dog's response with bated breath. Maybe he's off on a "tramp" somewhere on one of NZ's "tracks". Roger, please respond. All is forgiven.

In GEAR » MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
February 08, 7:35pm

Multi-fuel Caldera Cone
I have A Trail Designs Sidewinder made of titantium and the Inferno wood burning insert kit. It came with their alcohol stove and an ESBIT "Gram Cracker" tablet holder. The larger Tri Ti ...

In GEAR » Beeter than a cat stove?
February 08, 7:29pm

I sent my Megalite 30 F. bag back to WM for an overfill. IT came back looking like Bibendum, the Michelien Man. I did it B/C I had a few nights in the mid 20 F. range where I had to put on every...

In GEAR » WM bag overfill - any reason not to?
February 08, 7:22pm

The North Face?
Look at TNF's Puff Ball synthetic jacket. Very innovative insulation.

In GEAR » 3-season synthetic jacket recommendations
February 08, 7:12pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Blumensaadt

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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

Vargo Triad XE
The XE version of Vargo's Triad is an improvement in several ways. 1. After I complained of the original removable alcohol burner being too small the company owner responded by making it larger...

In Stoves - Alcohol
May 18, 8:51pm

Brunton Flex
This is the newer version of the Prumus/Brunton Crux canister-top stove and appears to have corrected faults reported by Crux owners. First the number of fold-out pot supports has increased from 3...

In Stoves - Canister
May 10, 3:38pm