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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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Nice hat
Nice hat! (nicer wife, but complimenting another man's wife is always fraught with problems. :o) I XC ski and backcountry ski and this is a good hat for high exertion activities. Got pat...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polartec Merino Beanie with PowerDry Liner
December 31, 6:06pm

"freestanding"
Jens, No, my modded Scarp 2 is not freestanding but it won't collapse either. Even if the corner CF poles turn inwards and lay nearly horizontal the tent still "stands" with either...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tarptent Scarp 2 mod post
December 31, 4:06pm

TT Moment DW
+1 on the Moment DW. I sold my Moment single wall and am ordering a Moment DW very soon. I want a 4 season solo tent so I'm getting the ripstop inner but your freind may prefer the netting ...

In GEAR » Need recommendations on a tent
December 31, 3:50pm

Not Quite
I agree with MB and Roger, "It all depends..." But in looking at Mike Clelland's MAX weights (here in BPLs archives) for various items, especially The Big Three, I find I'm alw...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
December 31, 12:06pm

DWR down jacket
Kevin, LL Bean sells its Ultralight Down Jacket (850 fill down) WITH its "Down Tek" DWR water resistant down treatment for $179. Personally, though I love my Eddie Bauer down jacket an...

In Winter Hiking » Recommendations for a winter backpacking jacket.
December 30, 11:10pm

See my PM
Hector, I'll take it. Green is my choice of color & I need a Large Exos 58.

In Gear Swap » FS: Excellent condition Osprey Exos 58
December 30, 10:03pm

An experiment..
I have a WM Megalite (reg.) bag rated to 30 F. It has taken me comfortably to 15 F. in 2009 with quilted Thermolite jacket and pants. I had it overstuffed in 2012 and recently used it to 10 F. ...

In Winter Hiking » Why I don't use my outer clothes as part of my intended sleep system
December 30, 4:25pm

CORRECTION
Ryan Jordan DID e-mail me ans said he's send me gear lists form courses I am interested in. My IP delivered his mail 3 days late! SO my carpoing about class lists is over. Thanks Ryan.

In Gear Lists » BPL course gear lists???
December 30, 4:00pm

A few more Scarp 2 mods
I've added two more "necessary" mods to my Scarp 2. (So, OK, yes, I'm in a 12-step program to help me with my Tinkering Problem.) 1. Bottom Clip-> for holding the end vent z...

In Winter Hiking » A few more Scarp 2 mods
December 30, 2:00pm

Synthetic shell
Whatever you wear get synthetic material for the outer (shell) layer. It dries very quickly. Wool is OK for a base layer, and fleece or quilted synthetic like Climashield for middle insulating laye...

In Winter Hiking » Winter hiking pants?
December 29, 4:58pm

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