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Aaron Benson (AaronMB) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Central Valley California
About Me English Grad' student who loves the outdoors.

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WTB: PataG' Nano Puff Pullover - Womens XS
Never mind.

In Gear Swap » WTB: PataG' Nano Puff Pullover - Womens XS
June 08, 9:50am

Re: Re: Tarp shelter for less money and less weight?
I found myself at the 'Mart a few weeks ago and curiosity got the best of me... Stitching and material is good; grommets are the weak point, it seems. (My first time pitching a 'tarp&...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking, Wal-Mart Style
June 08, 7:41am

Re: MLD Supermid packed size?
This thread motivated a few different ideas for me: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=17864

In GEAR » MLD Supermid packed size?
June 07, 1:52pm

Re: Bics
Certainly everyone has their own experiences and opinions--informed by those same personal experiences--and I guess I'm just lucky I've not had any of these problems, (save, perhaps, the $1...

In GEAR » The over use of lighters
June 07, 10:22am

Re: Seems to be the case everywhere.
It is rather sad. California voters recently said 'No' to an additional $12 "DMV fee" that would have [supposedly] went to the state parks. I understand that the majority (blah...

In Chaff » Depressing article about state Parks
June 07, 8:37am

Re: Base weight down, need pack suggestions
My quick $.02 - definitely check out the Gear Swap for lightly used packs. I got a Jam2 for $75 bucks and really like it. It'll fit a BearVault 450 (and probably the BV500?) without problem.

In GEAR » Base weight down, need pack suggestions
June 07, 8:22am

Re: Re: Best insulation for cozies
I'll second Sarah's suggestion for Insulbright. She recommended it several months ago in a post here when a similar question came up; it's like a fleeced mylar and it works really well....

In Make Your Own Gear » Best insulation for cozies
June 06, 4:31pm

Re: +1 On Roberts Post
Right, Steven. I got one here for $15.00.

In GEAR » seeking budget bug bivy
June 06, 4:11pm

Re: New SteriPEN Freedom & 1L Bottles....what to do?
If you use the bottles on the trail and hang the platy in camp (ie: not in your pack), you could chop the top off the platy (which means it can then double as a water scoop for shallow-water areas)...

In GEAR » New SteriPEN Freedom & 1L Bottles....what to do?
June 05, 11:21am

Re: Bad reviews for SteriPen Journey
My new SP Journey seems OK, though per reviews, they do seem to be hit or miss. They are finicky and require a patient touch. I got mine from REI just in case it needs to go back... Richard, the...

In GEAR » Steripen users advise
June 05, 10:32am

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