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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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1 week in May 16 - June 12 timeframe
Rats- my annual summer hike with my friends from back east is falling apart, mostly because of problems finding dates that everyone is available. So, it has now come to 5-9 days somewhere in May...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 1 week in May 16 - June 12 timeframe
March 10, 7:43pm

As an Afghan vet myself I'd say
Tell him to pick up Mike C's or Skurka's book. If he still has a military mindset he'd be all into RTFM.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Showing an Afghan vet my UL gear today
March 08, 2:46pm

I wouldn't thumb it, either
Yeah, I wouldn't stand on the side of the road with my thumb out, either. One of my hiking parters is an uber-likeable social butterfly, and we just let him strike up conversations with people...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Hitchhiking at Grand Canyon
March 07, 7:53am

I'll take that as a "no", then.
Ok, more specifically, has anyone here ever hiked or biked the trail?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Centennial Trail, Black Hills
March 07, 7:48am

Counter-trolling
David (who took as his pseudonym the name of the master of military science fiction) is such an established troll on this forum that I'm not sure why anyone engages him any more. I mean, this ...

In GEAR » knife vs saw vs hatchet vs axe!
March 06, 8:12am

But can it be just a bug net?
But Logan, can the ProTrail be pitched as just a bug tent? I don't think it can. I agree, it's a wonderful UL 1P shelter (indeed IMO it's a contender for "current best bugproof 1...

In GEAR » Shelter opinions?
March 04, 10:28am

The inner bugnet is the problem
Can the ProTrail be set up as just a bug tent? I don't think so. It's an awesome shelter, but I don't think it meets that criterium. I could be wrong, though. However, the TT Strato...

In GEAR » Shelter opinions?
March 04, 10:05am

Hitching in GRCA is almost a sure thing...
I mean, like, unless you look like an axe murderer or such. If Dave has a burst appendix or something- I've never had trouble getting a hitch in the canyon, though technically it's again...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Hitchhiking at Grand Canyon
March 02, 2:29pm

100-mile trips...
I have to say, if I had 8 weeks free I'd very seriously consider using 6 of them to hike the Colorado Trail. But two weeks would be a VERY pleasant Wonderland Trail hike. That would be my v...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ideas please for a two-week-ish hike
March 02, 1:59pm

August is good
Yes, August is approximately ideal. If you go in September the weather gets less and less predictable.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wind Rivers, advice for a UK hiker
February 27, 4:17pm

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