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peter vacco (fluff@inreach.com) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale no. california
About Me i walk quite a bit, and probably carry too much. up to a point though, i sort of Like carrying too much.
Citysacramento
Statecalifornia
Countryusa

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All Forum Posts by peter vacco

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Re: Re: Is anyone else feeling stranded?
it's not all really that much too hot, and it's probably above freezing. you are not trapped in stalingrad awaiting death. mao is not running your country. your family has enough to eat. no...

In Philosophy & Technique » Is anyone else feeling stranded?
September 04, 8:55am

Re: tubos
tubed cubans make appropriate gifts of appreciation all across the north. they weigh very little, and are not something that occures in villages by random accident. i normally toss several in the p...

In Multiple Use Gear » Who does not love a cigar in the woods?
September 03, 1:17pm

Re: What's it like to bushwhack after a large forest fire?
it's Great ! if it's really beuno burn, you'll find old mining ditches, camps, digs, and all manner of neat stuff normally lost to humanity. a year or two later you'll get mono-...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What's it like to bushwhack after a large forest fire?
September 03, 12:57pm

Re: Tips to convince wife to let me go solo and still be around when I come back...
"My wife isn't exactly warm to the idea of me going out alone. " so, it sounds like somebody is self centered and trying to enforce her position on another individual. if you cave...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tips to convince wife to let me go solo and still be around when I come back...
September 02, 3:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: dinner options where stoves are completely banned
or : you could take a look at cream of wheat (the Quick type). it expands as it cooks quite a bit . so, in a clever mood one morning, i tossed a wad of it into my nalgene bottle and let is simmer ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » dinner options where stoves are completely banned
August 29, 4:17pm

Re: Re: Re: G.G.G. 6 A few changes I'd like to run by you.
so ; i was strolling around the parking area at Sailor Flat, and noticing that it's big, nearly flat'ish, free, tree'd, has a beautiful hike to the American River right next door, is ne...

In Pre-Trip Planning » G.G.G. 6 A few changes I'd like to run by you.
August 29, 7:22am

Re: feet
" , ditch those Drymax socks. Synthetic can be a killer, especially if it has some kind of treatment, whether antimicrobial or hydrophobic. Treated, synthetic socks make my feet blister--and I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unsure about this conversion from boots to trail shoes
August 28, 9:05pm

Re: river speed
i have gps'd the speed of rivers, and it seems to me that a full 3mph is moving along just fine (i'm mostly just a floater). a 3mph landing is moving pretty good too. the cool thing abou...

In Packrafting » Packraft Trip Planning
August 28, 1:47pm

Re: Moose
" We see the tragic consequences of this with examples like the embattled Bathurst Caribou Herd (down 90% in the last 2 decades from ~350,000 animals to 30,000 and on the other hand we exp...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » polar bears
August 26, 10:45pm

Re: How long do packrafts last?
" if you're not sure if you'll need a drysuit, you shouldn't be getting into water where you might need a drysuit. " ohh .. so completely true. you can dumb float (like...

In Packrafting » How long do packrafts last?
August 25, 4:58pm

All Reader Reviews by peter vacco

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Hilleberg Akto
all that you will read about how wonderful akto is seems to be true. also true is that for it to be habitable in all but the chillyest weather, it Desperately Needs a window in the door. the unna is i...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 17, 10:15pm