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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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All Forum Posts by Dean F.

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Re: Re: picking nits, and hypocrisy
The 'hypocrisy" part was later, when I was talking about myself. :)

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
February 05, 7:20pm

Wow, I missed that planned itinerary- 80 miles in 5 days. Maybe with very careful route selection at the right time of year... But hopefully you aren't planning something like this: http...

In GEAR » Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
February 05, 7:07pm

Re: Dean Wants a Hug
I like it, Ben. Big hug. Regarding my thought experiment above- I don't expect written answers here, I guess. But consider it and ask yourself, "Who in their right mind would pick Put...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 6:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Little
"But if it will make you feel any better -- no, I do NOT believe that the West is responsible for all the world's ills." Awesome. Hugs all around! Michael? Do you see that? I...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 5:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Little
The problem, Ben, is that you seem to brand anything that isn't a denunciation of the West or an apologia for the West's opponents as "blind patriotism." (I've had this discu...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 4:42pm

WHy my wife doesn't hike with me...
I would take my wife on a long-term adventure in a heartbeat, if she were capable of it and could keep her sanity. (I maintain to this day that she misrepresented her opinions of wilderness activi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
February 05, 2:44pm

Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!!
You don't need a pole jack. Use a rock.

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
February 05, 2:31pm

picking nits, and hypocrisy
@Valerie: "It has always been my experience that most men are pretty sensitive to a woman's "vibe" -- if a woman puts forward an "unapproachable" vibe, most men will re...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
February 05, 1:58pm

I'll back up Nathan
Another surgeon-hiker, here. Predictably, Nathan and I have been reading the same journals. For a unilateral inguinal hernia that isn't recurrent I have a hard time advising either way on o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
February 05, 11:56am

Cuben is ok
I don't use a groundsheet with my Superlight. I don't have a lot of nights in it, maybe a dozen, but it's holding up well. You mention using a NeoAir, but for those who use a closed c...

In GEAR » MLD Superlight bivy with cuben floor - durable without ground sheet?
February 05, 11:14am

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