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Max Dilthey (mdilthey) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me 24 year old backpacker, cyclist, and university outing club leader. As an environmental science major, I have been making the outdoors the priority of my existence since 2011.
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All Forum Posts by Max Dilthey

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Re: Re: is a knife a non-essential item?
"I normally have some kind of benchmade on my person in the front country but for reasons unknown only carry a sak classic when backpacking. I really need to reexamine my reasoning for not bri...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 27, 9:16pm

Single Wall
Not a single-wall tent, but a hammock. When it got wet and rained consecutive days, I just rolled it up wet. The super-thin silnylon doesn't hold much moisture. The next night, I'd unfurl i...

In GEAR » Packing a wet single wall tent
August 26, 5:25pm

An iPhone plugged in to a solar panel while you are moving through partial sun/shade will continually flash the screen, letting you know it's "charging" every time you step into a bri...

In GEAR » battery pack vs solar panel
August 26, 8:17am

What exactly are you asking?

In GEAR » Going OR
August 25, 11:11am

I always manage to lose one before I need to repair them...

In GEAR » What to do with old wool socks?
August 25, 8:14am

Heavy Frame Pack
Everyday: Inside Line Equipment Default (Check it out!) Backpacking: Boreas Buttermilk 40L Hauler: Kelty Frame Pack, 50L? Unfortunately (no, fortunately), my girlfriend is now with me ...

In GEAR » Backpack portfolios
August 25, 8:11am

DWR Down
Synthetic is still useful beyond being on a budget. For truly wet trips, it really can't be beat. I agree wholeheartedly that down is better for MOST backpacking applications, but if you're...

In GEAR » Current light weight synthetic sleeping bags?
August 25, 8:07am

WTS: Ultegra Rear Hub
Backpackers, look away quick! I have a perfectly good Ultegra rear hub, 36 hole, perfect for bike touring or a commuter rig. It has really great sealing if you ride in bad weather. Only sell...

In Gear Swap » WTS: Ultegra Rear Hub
August 24, 8:29pm

Big Bivy
The Borah Gear Snowyside bivy is definitely a "tall." I'm swimming in it at 6'1". I'm sure you can get it stretched if you email in.

In GEAR » Tall person's support thread
August 24, 8:18pm

Check It Out
Stickers are being saved, it's just too pretty. It's a limited edition Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships 2013 Raleigh Roper, with upgraded steel tubing. Check out my blog, <...

In Chaff » Everyone, Look At My New Baby
August 22, 10:14pm

All Reader Reviews by Max Dilthey

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Kelty backpacks redwing 3100, red cloud 6650
I have two packs; a lightweight pack and a big, indestructible monster. It's good to have something reliable to fall back on for deep winter, or trips where you're carrying extra gear for some...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
February 02, 5:52am

Boreas Men's Buttermilk 40
Fit: This bag has a superb fit that places more pressure on your lower back, which distributes weight to the hips and keeps your upper back cool. I was impressed with how well this pack vented, even w...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
November 24, 7:19pm