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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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Re: Re: Re: Re: Health Care
>> I don't understand your comments about medicare. The charts I linked show that medicare while paying less than the rest of us still pays significantly more than the other countries ...

In Chaff » Health Care
December 17, 11:08am

But I don't have to defend against it. It is a known risk, and I tell all those patients about that risk, and that the thing I'm trying to rule out is rare, and that it isn't unreasona...

In Chaff » Health Care
December 15, 3:11pm

Re: Re: Health Care
Nia, Because EVERYTHING to do with healthcare in the US is more expensive- including the operating costs of the hospitals and doctors. For just one example, all those to-one-degree-or-another s...

In Chaff » Health Care
December 15, 2:20pm

fuel options
Juston, I think all the info is here, but nobody has really laid it out for you: There are three common alcohols used for stove fuel: Isopropanol packs the most energy per unit volume, but...

In GEAR » School me... Alcohol Stoves
December 15, 9:42am

Re: thanks
Au contraire... there IS a problem with using iodine... It turns out that iodine water purification probably doesn't have much activity against one specific pathogen: cryptosporidium. Admit...

In Gear Lists » some input on my current gear list please
December 14, 11:16am

European Parks
What?!? What Europe are YOU hiking in, Roger? I just spent two years living on the outskirts of the Pfalzerwald, one of the bigger 'National Parks' in Germany, and it was essentially ille...

In Chaff » Who's land is it anyway?
December 13, 7:41pm

Count it
Generally, unless it is clothes or actually in my hands, I count it as base weight. Because if it isn't in your pack, it SHOULD be. "Base Pack Weight" isn't about being semant...

In GEAR » Hip belt pockets add to base weight?
December 13, 7:33pm

Coulda done without it...
#1. A GPS. #2. A Fenix LOD. I thought it was the light way to go, but the more I hike the more it becomes obvious that everyone here is correct- a simple LED light is more than aqeduate.

In GEAR » Well, it seemed like a good idea...
December 13, 8:58am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Harems...
The rifle/gun difference is sort of a running military gag. I'm not going to elaborate...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trekking and hunting
December 10, 9:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Vicariously
I did see that screw, but it isn't near anything vital. The orthopedists have criteria for how far they can protrude before they worry about it- I'm not the expert. (Ideally, the screw ti...

In GEAR » Vicariously
December 10, 11:03am

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