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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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I have an REI Kimtah "suit" of parka and pants. I like the breathability and durability of the mid-weight fabric. About 1 lb. for each piece. I just waited for various sales to buy the pa...

In GEAR » Waterproof Pants ?
December 20, 5:41pm

EB Karakoram's so-called "collar"
So I finally got my Karakoran 0 bag today. LENGTH - It's just right for me (5' 10") and my boot liners, water, GPS, camera, etc. It's exactly the Same length as my MH -20 F. siz...

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 18, 10:43pm

Thanks Henry and Franco
When I went to the TT site tonight to show my buddy how to find tent specs and I showed him the see-thru tab and I was amazed to find "occupants" in the tent. Love the sitting and lay...

In GEAR » Live dummies at Tarptent
December 18, 10:02pm

Sarah, thanks you so much for alerting us to the frosting tubes. Now I'll just get those and forget the rolls. I can "administer" frosting directly from the tube to my mouth. Kind...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cinnamon Roll Pan Biscuits
December 17, 1:54pm

Why just Aquamira??
Why not use Katadyn MicroPur chlorine dioxide tablets? Easy to carry a lot and easier than mixing Aquamira.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Availability of Aquamira along AT
December 17, 1:45pm

WM and down DWR
Woubier, I talked to a WM rep yesterday and he said that it appears Down Tek, Dri Down and other down DWR treatments wash off fairly quickly and that is why they do not use a down DWR yet. H...

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 17, 1:32pm

Instant Cream of Wheat
I like Instant Cream of Wheat as a break form instant oatmeal. I add granola to my hot cereals. Butter helps in winter. 1 tablespoon. I also add cocoa powder to my hot cereals. Sometimes ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cant stand oatmet for breakfast anymore...ideas?
December 16, 10:25pm

As illustrated in "Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book" do NOT consume alcohol straight from a sub-freezing container. You may freeze your esophagus!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Adult beverages for Winter Camping
December 16, 10:20pm

2nd pantry, hmmmm...
"Second pantry" sounds as good as the Hobbit's "Second Breakfast". ;o)

In Gear Deals » Milkman Devotees- Company announcement
December 16, 10:14pm

My name is Eric Blumensaadt and I'm a prepper who plans to put my carton in my bomb shelter so I'll be ready for THE apocalypse, which ever one it is...

In Gear Deals » Milkman Devotees- Company announcement
December 16, 6:53pm

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