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Max Dilthey (mdilthey) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me 24 year old backpacker, cyclist, and university outing club leader. As an environmental science major, I have been making the outdoors the priority of my existence since 2011.
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All Forum Posts by Max Dilthey

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Location, Location, Location
The worst nights for bugs, warm and muggy ones, having ANYTHING on your face can be miserably hot. "I don't get why anyone uses...." STOP! Check if your question pertains to every...

In GEAR » I don't get why people use bug bivies.
September 02, 10:39am

I use a Hydroflask to transport ice into the backcountry when we're having Dark and Stormies. They have several sizes, and I can get ice cubes to remain rectangular and large for 36 hours.

In GEAR » Luxury item to carry alcohol and keep it cold
September 02, 10:36am

Tyler, I can tell you at point of fact that they are not submersible. They might work in the tub, but I took one tubing and soaked everything in 2 hours.

In GEAR » Packing a wet single wall tent
August 28, 7:25am

Re: Re: is a knife a non-essential item?
"I normally have some kind of benchmade on my person in the front country but for reasons unknown only carry a sak classic when backpacking. I really need to reexamine my reasoning for not bri...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 27, 9:16pm

Single Wall
Not a single-wall tent, but a hammock. When it got wet and rained consecutive days, I just rolled it up wet. The super-thin silnylon doesn't hold much moisture. The next night, I'd unfurl i...

In GEAR » Packing a wet single wall tent
August 26, 5:25pm

An iPhone plugged in to a solar panel while you are moving through partial sun/shade will continually flash the screen, letting you know it's "charging" every time you step into a bri...

In GEAR » battery pack vs solar panel
August 26, 8:17am

What exactly are you asking?

In GEAR » Going OR
August 25, 11:11am

I always manage to lose one before I need to repair them...

In GEAR » What to do with old wool socks?
August 25, 8:14am

Heavy Frame Pack
Everyday: Inside Line Equipment Default (Check it out!) Backpacking: Boreas Buttermilk 40L Hauler: Kelty Frame Pack, 50L? Unfortunately (no, fortunately), my girlfriend is now with me ...

In GEAR » Backpack portfolios
August 25, 8:11am

DWR Down
Synthetic is still useful beyond being on a budget. For truly wet trips, it really can't be beat. I agree wholeheartedly that down is better for MOST backpacking applications, but if you're...

In GEAR » Current light weight synthetic sleeping bags?
August 25, 8:07am

All Reader Reviews by Max Dilthey

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Kelty backpacks redwing 3100, red cloud 6650
I have two packs; a lightweight pack and a big, indestructible monster. It's good to have something reliable to fall back on for deep winter, or trips where you're carrying extra gear for some...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
February 02, 5:52am

Boreas Men's Buttermilk 40
Fit: This bag has a superb fit that places more pressure on your lower back, which distributes weight to the hips and keeps your upper back cool. I was impressed with how well this pack vented, even w...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
November 24, 7:19pm