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Aaron Sorensen (awsorensen) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale South of Forester Pass
About Me Love pushing the SUL boundary's of what is possible.

Make almost all of my gear myself.
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All Forum Posts by Aaron Sorensen

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Re: Re: 3 Season Bag List - Southern California
You just missed out on very cheap marmot atom for sale.

In Gear Lists » 3 Season Bag List - Southern California
April 14, 3:38pm

Re: Re: Cowboy camping and the bivy
YES Keeps dew off bag. Keeps critters out. Keeps me from sliding off my air mat. Keeps the quilt in place a little better. Keeps everything a little cleaner. More wind resistant. A little ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cowboy camping and the bivy
April 14, 3:32pm

Re: mylar for tarp
I've slept a few nights under PolyCro tarp. I don't sweat much under them but when my friend used it for 3 nights, his legs and sleeping bag were soaked. Make sure you have a way of venti...

In Make Your Own Gear » mylar for tarp
April 11, 7:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Solo.
Sam, Same goes for me. I even try to get people to go but everyone thinks even slowing down to their speed is crazy. I do however have 3 crazy active dogs that I take on most of my trips. Alt...

In Philosophy & Technique » Solo.
April 08, 11:28am

Re: Synthetic
I would go with a 2.5 layer and a 5.0 layer instead of two 5.0 layers.

In Make Your Own Gear » Need to make some quilts for the kids.
April 08, 10:39am

Re: Subject
I mainly go with a big stuff sack for everything bulky and lofty that will be used once I get to camp. So I put my shelter, mat, quilt, jacket and any camp only cloths in the sack. I pack it so...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Adding weight to increase efficiency. Thoughts?
April 06, 6:55pm

Re: Washed twice?
Funny, I do a google search on 1.5" Apex and this post topic is the only thing that comes up in the search. I don't get how someone would sell something and get every single spec wrong ...

In Gear Swap » Quantum Endurance Climashield Quilt 5'X7' Slate Grey 75$
April 04, 8:16pm

Re: sub 5 lb -does it really matter?
I don't think it's a question about the 5 pounds as it is what the extra does to your total pack weight Look at it this way. I go on a 200 mile hike with a 4.9 pound base. I can do thi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sub 5 pound - does it really matter?
March 31, 6:44pm

Re: "To Rain Jacket ... or ... Not to Rain Jacket"
Art You didn't mention any examples about this either. You simply stated talking about something you saw about a this thread was sparked by reading numerous entries on this site suggestin...

In Philosophy & Technique » To Rain Jacket ... or ... Not to Rain Jacket
March 27, 2:56pm

Re: Bummer but fixable
There was a dry year like last year that had snow until mid June. This is not last year! It could easily be a month ahead of having nothing on the passes this year. You need accumulation to ...

In GEAR » June JMT Q: Dirty Girls, Levagaiters or ?
March 26, 4:21pm

All Reader Reviews by Aaron Sorensen

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Fenix L2D-CE
Everything else is just a light. For its weight, its 2-40 times brighter and lasts 5-10 time longer. Now they just need to make a 3AAA headlamp with a 5/15/35 lumens setting. The only problem...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
May 13, 10:33pm

Golite 2006 Reed Pants
I got the 2006 version with out the leg zippers because it is what I wanted, (the lighter version). I'm sure the breathability that Golite claims for it is accurate, but something twice as good...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 11, 1:20pm

Nuwai 1 Watt (HLX-712L)
The Nuwai HLX-712L ROCKS!!! I found it hear for $27 The CR123A Batteries are only $1 each as well. I have been using the Pe...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
December 13, 8:47pm

The North Face 2005 Hightail Long
I have a few issues with this bag that will never get addressed because the new ones have been changed completely. First the good. I found it on sale for $230. The long is only 3 oz more than t...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 01, 6:23pm

Gatorade Bottle
I have yet to have one of these leak on me. They have taking over as my go to water holder since they have been out. Platy's are just too finiky IMO. I just wish they made one a little bigger. ...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
November 30, 7:58pm