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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Back in the Front Range
About Me Solvitur ambulando sub divo.
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All Forum Posts by Dean F.

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MLD, Oware, etc.
MLD also, supposedly, has less total seam length in comparably sized 'mids than most competitors. They make them from one sheet and fold it around instead of having a seam down each edge, or s...

In GEAR » Which mid
January 12, 11:48am

re: Vamp
@Dave- I assume that is coming out soon, but is still in development? It certainly looks close, but I was very much thinking of a triangle motif wherein the tips of the trek poles touch, as in ...

In GEAR » Taptent Moment vs Sublite Sil
January 12, 9:12am

not quite what I meant...
@Steve- I wasn't saying that rolling was only for the fanatical. I was saying that there are other ways to self rescue, so those who cannot roll shouldn't obsess about it. They just ca...

In Packrafting » packrafter does Eskimo roll
January 12, 7:41am

What I thought
>> Trekking poles in a 2-stake design, even with some pole extensions, just don't give you anywhere near as much internal volume as the arch design does. Yeah. What I suspected. If...

In GEAR » Taptent Moment vs Sublite Sil
January 12, 7:29am

I too faced the Sublite/Moment problem. Using your trekking poles as tent poles certainly appeals to the multi-use fanatic in me. Ultimately, though, I got the Moment for the vestibule and for th...

In GEAR » Taptent Moment vs Sublite Sil
January 11, 1:33pm

Brunton Solar Rolls
One possible product, easy to attach to the outside of a pack: These seem pretty popular with the extreme-expedition types. The SolarROll 14 is de...

In GEAR » Solar solution to recharge laptop, please help.
January 11, 1:04pm

There are other ways to self-rescue, as long as, yes, you avoid the truly hairy situations. There is a small but real subculture of sea kayakers using folding boats based on the old Kleppers. The...

In Packrafting » packrafter does Eskimo roll
January 11, 12:52pm

A few days, I think.
I think that it only takes a couple or three days to "deacclimate" after being at high altitude. I have heard of Coloradoans who went to the lowlands for a few days then got AMS upon ret...

In Philosophy & Technique » Conditioning at Altitude
January 11, 12:44pm

My closest call was probably kayaking, not hiking. Here's something I cut and pasted from a post of mine from a few years ago on I have returned from my planned Alaskan j...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Near Misses
January 09, 11:26am

Vargo works
Having recently gone through tent-stake angst too, I will point out that nearly everyone stocks something so close to the Vargo shepherd's stakes as to be indistinguishable. It's what MLD ...

In GEAR » Titanium Tent Stakes
January 07, 9:07am

All Reader Reviews by Dean F.

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Mary Jane's Farm Sante Fe Pasta
I just got back from a Wind River Range traverse in which I tried a couple of Mary Jane's Farm meals for the first time- I had never heard of them- and I'm impressed. Fist, my caveat: I hav...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
September 11, 3:21pm

Bushnell SolarWrap Mini
Very light, but lost points for a smaller battery capacity than competitors and for durability concerns. And, shouldn't we really have an Electronic category in Gear Reviews at this point? Put...

In Miscellaneous Products
February 09, 6:56pm

Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide -Andrew Skurka book
Wow, how to rate this book? It is NOT meant for someone who is already an experienced UL hiker. There is nothing in this book that someone like that doesn't already know or can find out in fiv...

In Books and Media
June 21, 3:43pm

Klepper Double wood framed folding kayak
I own a Long Haul Mark 2, which is a copy of the Klepper Double. Though the fasteners vary very slightly the Klepper frame can use the Long Haul hull-skins and vice versa. The guy who builds the Lon...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 27, 1:18pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
I have a slightly different kit- the 0.1 micron 4-way filter. Of the filters available I give it a 5. It's not perfect, but IMHO it is the best that is available, hands down. The 4-way kit come...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
December 08, 10:12am

La Sportiva Crosslite
Personally, I rate this shoe a 5/5 because I'm ecstatic to find a shoe that FITS! (I have mutant monkey-feet.) But generally it is probably a 4. Listen, ye, to my tale of woe... I just mov...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 27, 6:02pm

Mont Bell
My wife ordered something I wanted for my birthday from MontbellUSA (not the main company in Japan). She included several ways of contacting her. Three and a half months later it hadn't arrived, s...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 03, 11:46pm