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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Dean F.

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Re: Re: very not subjective
Okay, okay, this gets even better! How about: Pack Weight Index (PWI) using Avoirdupois units! PWI = ((pack weight in pounds) / ((hiker height in inches)^2)) * 500 Or: Under this...

In GEAR » Backpacking Weight Ranks
August 19, 5:31am

Re: very not subjective
Brett, I agree that scloding a taller/larger person for carrying more weight than some tiny female gymnist is a bit silly. But we need SOME kind of metric. We could get more complex about it...

In GEAR » Backpacking Weight Ranks
August 19, 4:33am

Bivies
Personally, I'm not a fan of using bivy sacks as my only shelter. Here's why: 1) If your bivy is water-proof enough to defeat a decent rain storm then it is almost certainly not very br...

In GEAR » Advice and Recommendations on Bivy Sacks
August 19, 4:11am

base layers.
Well, the (un)conventional wisdom is to get the lightest base layer that you can find. There are some pretty light superfine Merino base layers out there (BPL sells one, as does Smartwool). I'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Frustrated:: Need options Base layer
August 19, 4:02am

Re: Re: Wetterstein Overnighter
I snowboarded on the Zugspitze this past winter. Beautiful.

In Post-Trip Reports » Wetterstein Overnighter
August 19, 3:19am

Re: re
>> So, I do think that the types of calories you are eating are important as far as how it makes you feel Hmm. I don't know. But it doesn't sound unreasonable, if not taken to a...

In Philosophy & Technique » ULers Carrying an Extra 20-40 lbs - WHY?!
August 19, 12:46am

Re: Re: Re: re
>> The dietary guide lines that are mainstream "science" came from politicians and lobbyists [...] That's the conspiracy Yes, that is exactly the paranoid self-inflating pos...

In Philosophy & Technique » ULers Carrying an Extra 20-40 lbs - WHY?!
August 18, 10:51am

Re: re
I apologize if I got my hackles up, Evan. I was in a bad mood. No excuse, of course, but perhaps a bit mitigating... I'm a bit of a skeptic, too, but I guess I approach it from the other d...

In Philosophy & Technique » ULers Carrying an Extra 20-40 lbs - WHY?!
August 18, 3:24am

Re: taubes
>> It is a 'fringe' opinion... Well, Evan, I'm glad we agree on that! >> have you read Gary Taubes book? It seems you have not. It is extremely well researched an...

In Philosophy & Technique » ULers Carrying an Extra 20-40 lbs - WHY?!
August 17, 3:25pm

Wetterstein Overnighter
Howdy, All, I just did a quick overnighter in the Wetterstein region of the Bavarian/Tirolean Alps over the weekend. Since we drove all the way from Rheinland-Pfalz that morning we didn't e...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wetterstein Overnighter
August 17, 1:35pm

All Reader Reviews by Dean F.

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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