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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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TT Moment DW
The Moment DW is a great tent and is freestanding WITH the crossing pole. For "bomber" security against high winds and heavy rain this tent has a lot going for it. Order it with four f...

In GEAR » Bomber, Lightweight, Freestanding Tent
May 16, 5:21pm

"...got your EXOS yet?"
Jake, Unfortunately I have to buy a Moment DW to replace my Moment SW that I sold recently. Perhaps later in the summer I can fit the EXOS 58 into my budget. (Ya see, there's this new Toy...

In GEAR » Exos 58 + Mora
May 11, 7:07pm

Three CONSENTING adults
Like the Scarp 2 you can fit 3 (consenting) adults in, and head-to-toe at that! Sorta like "The Zombie Jamboree", "...belly-to-belly and back-to-back..."

In GEAR » Has anyone actually used the Stratospire 2 with three people?
May 11, 6:59pm

TP and weight and sanitation and convienance and culture
All things considered I'll continue to pack TP. About 3/4 of a three ply roll, MINUS the cardboard inner tube, is enough for 7 to 8 days with judicious use. TP is a consumable, like food....

In GEAR » TOILET PAPER
May 10, 3:14pm

Cabela's GTX PacLite suits
I have a Cabela's "Rainy River" GTX PacLite rain suit and it has held up well for 7 years of occasional use, some of it for days at a time. Good design, very good quality and excellen...

In GEAR » Gore-Tex and Go-Lite Aren't Friends Anymore
May 10, 3:01pm

FOOD
Water in the 100 Mile Wilderness is no problem. Wood for fuel is no problem. My UL Caldera Cone ti Sidewinder stove W/Inferno wood burner insert will do fine. FOOD is the main problem. What do ...

In Editor's Roundtable » 100 Mile Wilderness
May 10, 2:51pm

eVent!
I like REI's eVent Kimtah parka and pants. Not UL but light and tough and a good price, esp. on a 20% off sale. I distrust Marmot's proprietary WPB membranes having seen some delaminate ...

In GEAR » Rain Gear - Event or Membrain Strata
May 09, 3:57pm

Bivies haved their place...
...mainly in snow shelters. And an eVent bivy is (IMHO) the best of the lot. As for the need to seam seal it myself, that's a minor "rainy day project". Thanks for this review. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs eVENT Soul Bivy Review
May 08, 12:33am

Rain/Wind Gear (only)
I really like REI's Kimtah eVent parka and pants for the quality and price, esp. on a 20% off sale. Down the list a step in breathability but still good quality and price is Cabela's Ra...

In GEAR » BRANDS
May 07, 6:39pm

Suggestion #1
The ground level webbing at each end should be adjustable for a wider spread of the fly corners to lower it if winds shift to the end of the tent. Yeah, there's a good fly overhang at each ...

In GEAR » Tent Tech
May 04, 9:02pm

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