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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Dean F.

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use a bivy
Instead of an inner, use a lightweight bivy like a SuperLight or something. There's your bug and spray protection, and it's much lighter. That said, I have a Gatewood Cape from my more ...

In GEAR » Gatewood cape or something else?
March 12, 12:33pm

Thanks for the ideas. However, I have received new instructions from my hiking partners. They prefer not to risk the possibility of snow (however low) and/or exsanguination from insects, so they ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 1 week in May 16 - June 12 timeframe
March 12, 7:29am

Indeed, don't neglect the forecast. However: Note that while the park has some snow residual up there on the plateau, there is still none in the part of the Kaibab National Forest that ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Planning a Grand Canyon trip, looking for a little advice
March 11, 9:22pm

I have a Burn
I can't comment on all of those packs but FWIW I have a Burn and it's a very nice pack. I used to have a GoLite Ion, but was annoyed by it's lack of features. The Burn weighs very nea...

In GEAR » Approx 1700ci Packs
March 11, 12:01pm

I've gone back to a simple spoon as well. A spork might be handy if you ever do "real" cooking, like if you catch and cook fish, or bake or such. Otherwise I have a hard time thinki...

In GEAR » Spork vs spoon
March 11, 11:59am

Thanks for the ideas. GLAC and the Bob were on the short list before my buddies sprang the no-snow requirement on me. Is it really that low of snow, there? I found this map: It seems to i...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 1 week in May 16 - June 12 timeframe
March 11, 9:49am

Not a Sierra-phobe
I'm not a Sierra-phobe, Tom, but admit that I know little about the region. For some reason I always got the impression that California hikes tend to be crowded, so I've been staying a bit...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 1 week in May 16 - June 12 timeframe
March 10, 9:12pm

1 week in May 16 - June 12 timeframe
Rats- my annual summer hike with my friends from back east is falling apart, mostly because of problems finding dates that everyone is available. So, it has now come to 5-9 days somewhere in May...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 1 week in May 16 - June 12 timeframe
March 10, 7:43pm

As an Afghan vet myself I'd say
Tell him to pick up Mike C's or Skurka's book. If he still has a military mindset he'd be all into RTFM.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Showing an Afghan vet my UL gear today
March 08, 2:46pm

I wouldn't thumb it, either
Yeah, I wouldn't stand on the side of the road with my thumb out, either. One of my hiking parters is an uber-likeable social butterfly, and we just let him strike up conversations with people...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Hitchhiking at Grand Canyon
March 07, 7:53am

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