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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Back in the Front Range
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contractor bags
As long as you're considering trash bags- instead of crappy 0.9mil Hefty bags, go to Home Depot or a hardware store and find 3.0mil contractor-grade trash bags. They tend to be very large, whi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Home made sleep vapor barriers
December 08, 10:59am

Re: Iodine
AND, bear in mind that iodine isn't terribly active against cryptosporidium- which is the bad one that you really don't want to get. The chlorine dioxide systems have broader activity than...

In GEAR » Every I need for backpacking I can get at Walmart...
December 08, 9:53am

Re: Re: Me too,
Roger, Brad. Flat Tops Wilderness and Lost Creek Wilderness were both also recommended to me, but I haven't researched them yet. Lost Creek in particular looks like it has potential for a l...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Suggestions for 70-90 mile trip.
December 07, 10:05pm

Me too,
Whoa, I just asked about similar (maybe slightly shorter) hikes in Colorado, for next summer. I'm also thinking late-July/early-August. My buddies and I are trying to research hikes all ov...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Suggestions for 70-90 mile trip.
December 07, 6:52pm

How do they go on? Is that gray stuff elastic or something?

In GEAR » Affordable Microspikes alternative
December 07, 6:37pm

Best this year
I gotta back people up on the MLD 850mL pot with Caldera Cone Compact. Not as efficient as a full-sized cone, but packs smaller, and thus works wonderfully for weekend trips. The pot boils enough...

In GEAR » Your best gear of 2009
December 07, 7:44am

Mummy Range?
Bump NOBODY has intel on the Mummy Range?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 5-6 day Colorado hike suggestions?
December 07, 7:32am

Re: Re: Re: the good life
Brian, there simply would not be enough forage and game on Earth to support 6,000,000,000 humans without organized agriculture. So we cannot let all of our fields and pastures go fallow. If you...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trekking and hunting
December 06, 6:19pm

Having trouble finding data on viral contamination, but I did find this old article, about coliforms in Colorado (where I am): Patti J. Psaris1 and David W. Hendricks2 (1) Black and Veatch...

In GEAR » Water Filter Failure
December 06, 4:25pm

Re: Re: not
HUG! No kiss. Not that I'm insecure about my masculinity or anything...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trekking and hunting
December 06, 4:05pm

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