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Eric Blumensaadt (Danepacker) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Mojave Desert
About Me Retired H.S. teacher, 10 yr. Nat'l Nordic Ski Patroller, fmr. XC racer, Army ROTC winter survival instructor, hunter, backpacker, former ACA moving water canoeing instructor, sea kayaker.
FINALLY have become a lightweight (not UL)backpacker.

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All Forum Posts by Eric Blumensaadt

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MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
After talking to MSR about the adjustability of the flame (for simmering purposes) of the white gas version of the Universal stove I understand that the only "work around" is the followin...

In GEAR » MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
February 06, 3:16pm

MSR WIND PRO canister stove 4 SALE
MSR Wind Pro with carry bag -> $60. This stove has only been used 4 times (4 car camping weekend trips). I'll ship surface to continental U.S & Alaska.

In Gear Swap » MSR WIND PRO canister stove 4 SALE
February 05, 9:20pm

diver's sox
I keep saying' just buy and seam seal some Thin neoprene diver's sox. They should fit nicely (not loosely) over a thin pair of poly liner sox. Carry spare liner sox to avoid the skank o...

In GEAR » Alternatives to Rocky Gore Socks
February 04, 12:52am

1. What does good, CLEAN Eider down cost per ox.? 2. Is it 1,000+ fill?

In GEAR » Eiderdown
February 04, 12:48am

Bob, the coldest I've ever experienced was as a Nordic ski patroller for the '79 Pre-Olympic World Cup at Lake Placid, near you. It was -40F. the last day and all Nordic events were cancell...

In GEAR » Downtek
February 04, 12:46am

Got it
It's the blue EB DownLight jacket in my avatar. Very light (800 fill) and compact when stuffed in a little OP roll-top waterproof stuff sack. BTW, I f I expect chillier temps I add the EB ...

In GEAR » favorite high elevation summer down puffy??
February 04, 12:30am

Dale, you are so smart it makes me sick. (Usually I only make myself sick by "smartness", often mistakenly called "smartassedness" by my wife.) I may well just make TWO remo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Need to make removable bag neck collar
February 02, 10:42pm

Military going this way
On the site "Kit Up" I saw an article about the Marines testing a solar charger panel B/C they want to lighten the spare battery load for the soldier who, like many backpackers, carry inc...

In GEAR » Solar Charger?
February 02, 10:32pm

Great job!
Niek, just quit your day job and begin a cottage industry for quilts & tarps! ;o)

In Make Your Own Gear » My MYOG adventure
February 02, 5:02pm

Need to make removable bag neck collar
I'm likely going to use an over quilt on my Western Mountaineering Megalite bag for winter. The WM bag has been over-filled by the factory and is now easily a 20 F. bag. What the bag lacks ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Need to make removable bag neck collar
February 02, 4:57pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Blumensaadt

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Tarptent Scarp 2
I purchased the Scarp 2 SPECIFICALLY for 4 season use. I knew I would modifiy it for winter use when I purchased it. The Scarp 2 is my 3rd Tarptent, following a Contrail and Moment SW. Like them it...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 02, 8:09pm

Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
"Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book" is the very best book on teh eop I have ever read - and I've read most of them in the last 40 years of backcountry skiing and ca...

In Books and Media
October 24, 8:01pm

REI Kimtah
Recently got the REI Kimtah eVent parka and on a Ruby Mountains, Nevada backpack found it to be as good a wind jacket as it is a rain parka. The sale price was $159.95 which is 30% off the regular ...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 03, 1:45am

Eddie Bauer Down Sweater
I purchased an Eddie Bauer Down Sweater (their term) on sale this summer for $89. It was reviewed by Will Riveted in his extensive articles of light down jackets and got a favorable, "middle-o...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
October 27, 8:15pm

Thermarest Trail Pro Regular
I won my Trail Pro regular at a Sierra Club Outings leaders training seminar, otherwise I would not have spent the money B/C I seldom car camp. But now I have an alternative for a winter ski camping m...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 03, 9:56pm

Brunton Crux
I bought the Brunton Flex because of its wider burner ring for better heat distribution so I wouldn't get a hot spot on the bottom of my pot when cooking. I was not aware that there was a Brunt...

In Stoves - Canister
January 29, 9:38pm

tarptent moment
I give the Moment a "5" because I feel it is currently the best solo single wall tent design. It has great quality, innovative design and excellent attention to detail. My previous solo ...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
December 24, 12:52pm

Carbelas GORE-TEX® PacLite® Rainy River Parka
Cabela's Rainy River GTX PacLite parka (and pants) are THE bargain in good quality, lightweight, breathable rainwear at the 2010 regular $99. price. The Taslanized fabric is a matte finish, unlike...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 08, 12:10am

Vargo Triad XE
The XE version of Vargo's Triad is an improvement in several ways. 1. After I complained of the original removable alcohol burner being too small the company owner responded by making it larger...

In Stoves - Alcohol
May 18, 8:51pm

Brunton Flex
This is the newer version of the Prumus/Brunton Crux canister-top stove and appears to have corrected faults reported by Crux owners. First the number of fold-out pot supports has increased from 3...

In Stoves - Canister
May 10, 3:38pm