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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Dean F.

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Centennial Trail, Black Hills
Well, it looks like the timing isn't going to work for my hiking partners for a Bob Marshall packraft after all. Anybody know anything about the Centennial Trail in South Dakota, through t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Centennial Trail, Black Hills
February 27, 4:15pm

Whenever you have general snow questions, you can always check the NOHRSC site:

In Pre-Trip Planning » Crater Lake winter trip
February 25, 10:17am

Quilts are something you sort of have to decide to try for yourself. I have a quilt that I use sometimes, and sometimes I use a bag. Don't feel pressured to try a quilt if you are unsure- tha...

In GEAR » General Help. Newbie. Sleeping Bag
February 25, 9:40am

Sawyer paddle?
What's up with the Sawyer paddle? I assume that you mean the lightweight 5-piece?

In Packrafting » Alpacka Cargo Fly?
February 24, 7:43am

Dammit. Now I'm conflicted, again... Ok, more thinking to do.

In Packrafting » Alpacka Cargo Fly?
February 20, 7:54am

Weather forecasts
We are blessed nowadays in having access to very accurate weather forecasting, which you will note I said not to neglect. Granted, this doesn't help much when you have to apply for permits mon...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Planning a Grand Canyon trip, looking for a little advice
February 20, 7:43am

To cargo fly or not to cargo fly?
Thanks guys. Another annoyance I thought of is having to deflate/reinflate to camp every night. But I'm going to be relatively new to the packraft thing, so I'm interested in any reasonab...

In Packrafting » Alpacka Cargo Fly?
February 18, 1:34pm

7 pounds... I'm not sure what "vinylplan" is. Is it just a type of polyvinylchloride (PVC)? This certainly looks like it might tempt the whitewater guys. It would be nice to see...

In Packrafting » New packrafts
February 18, 1:29pm

Chemicals should work well
IIRC the water sources in Rainier tend to be pretty clean re: particulates. I would think that chemical treatment would work well. Sure, use a coarse filter if you want- the Frontier Pro is handy...

In Philosophy & Technique » Water Treatment
February 18, 1:13pm

work day
Since that's during the work day for most people, I assume there will be a way to watch it later?

In GEAR » SD LIVE events TOMORROW: Andrew Skurka and Sierra Designs talk shelters.....
February 18, 12:53pm

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