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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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VERY basic
I've owned a Contrail, a SW Moment and now a Moment DW. To me the Protrail is a VERY basic solo tent. It's about as minimalist as it gets and still does a good job of protecting the cam...

In GEAR » Tarptent Protrail
June 09, 5:14pm

My current basic 4
As a retired geezer I get pretty much what I want, price be damned. I'm old and "need" light, quality gear.;o) TENT-> Tarptent Moment DW (a tarper or hammocker I ain't) S...

In GEAR » The basic 4 if $$ were not a concern
June 09, 5:05pm

ENAN & Moment DW sizing
Yep, the Moment DW has a bit larger floor with its 12" greater width. The floor length is the same. And the Moment's extra 3" of height is nice compared to the ENAN. I realize H...

In GEAR » Tarptent Thread
June 09, 4:38pm

I like MILKMAN powdered milk with my VIA coffee. It's the best powdered milk I've used for decent taste. I keep it in my garage fridge to keep it fresh. Previously I've ground my ...

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 09, 3:35pm

Looked at both
Thanks guys for the contact info. I think Goosefeet is the one I'll use. Borah gear is about the same price (actually a bit more) but Goosefeet has more options for fabric, color and custom ...

In GEAR » down pants W/ DWR treated down?
June 09, 3:22pm

Shoulder strap "case"
I use a zippered case attached to my pack shoulder strap so my Olympus TG 1 is always close at hand. The case has only a thin closed cell liner but the camera is very shock resistant and waterp...

In GEAR » camera minimal are you comfortable going?
June 08, 8:28pm

Thanks Chad, I'll try Goosefeet. I found Montbell pants treated with "Tec Down", possibly a Japanese down DWR.

In GEAR » down pants W/ DWR treated down?
June 08, 8:25pm

down pants W/ DWR treated down?
Are there any down pants out there with DWR treated down? I need 'em for camp and sleeping in single digits in my WM Megalite.

In GEAR » down pants W/ DWR treated down?
June 08, 7:40pm

Enan & Moment DW
Stephen, Thanks for the reply. We know the ENAN is at least twice the price of a Moment DW. (Somebody's gotta support that Swedish social system!) My main questions are about comparing...

In GEAR » Tarptent Thread
June 07, 2:34pm

OOooo! Ooooo! More efficiency testing
Bob, I'm seriously all-a-twitter about your graphing heat conductivity of various pot metals (ti, aluminum and stainless as starters). Dan, I wish I could find an aluminum 3 cup bowl-sha...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » UL winter cook kit
June 07, 1:22am

All Reader Reviews by Eric Blumensaadt

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Trail designs SideWinder
The Trail Designs Sidewinder is an "alternative" fuel stove that is a 3 fuel stove. I.e. it can burn alcohol, ESBIT tablets or wood. What's more it is highly efficient at all of these...

In Cookware - Other
June 18, 1:41am

Trail Designs SideWinder for AGG 2qt pot
My 3 cup Open Country pot is the perfect size for solo camping. It fits in the Sidewinder ti stove and using ESBIT with a modified Gram Cracker tablet holder (BGET) IMHO this is the perfect size sto...

In Stoves - Other
June 08, 2:06am

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