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Einstein X (EinsteinX) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale The Netherlands
About Me Started hiking somewhere around Y2K, with a 50 pound pack, incl. food, water and fuel.
That dropped down to ~37 pounds incl. f, w & f, which wasn't that bad concidering traditional gear and food for ten days!
Than the UL bug bit me and my gear weight dropped and dropped to a baseweight of ~10 pounds for my Scotland-16-day-Solo.
Going solo for 3 days two nights max, baseweight is down to 4lbs2; Going solo for longer baseweight is down to 8lbs2.
CountryThe Netherlands
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Re: making poles
My set of trekking poles are made by Komperdell, they weigh only 7 oz and are made of titanal. I guess a combination of titanium and aluminium. I bought them from the left-overs sale at the supplie...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles
May 09, 7:12am

Re: Crappy sound quality
This week I bought an Bluetooth USB dongle so my phone and pc can exchange files. I downloaded this podcast so I could listen to it on my daily commute (how do you spell that???). The sound quality...

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Roundtable Discussion of the Limits of Ultralight Backpacking
May 04, 4:54am

Re: Re: Re: Results
I agree with you that it seems this recipe is better for cool weather hiking. When the bars come out of the fridge they seem fine. I prefer to walk in cool weather anyway, but sometimes you pick a ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Calling Sarbar,
May 04, 4:35am

Re: Results
Well last week I made the bars. They were easy to make, tasty and nutricious. Only problem was that they are really fat. Now from a calories/oz point of view that's a good thing, but the ambien...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Calling Sarbar,
May 03, 8:54am

Re: Re: MSR Titanpot
Roger, Excelent article, very informative. Seems you have a good reason for all the items you take. One question however; what are you gonna use the scalpels for? Those were the only items that ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Gear for Long Distance Hiking: Four Months in Europe
April 26, 8:04am

Re: Re: Calling Sarbar,
Yep that helps a lot. And it's not the problem that you post a recipe of someone else. The units are the problem. But thats why i have my trusty convert.exe program. It only doesn't calc...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Calling Sarbar,
April 13, 12:49pm

Calling Sarbar,
Sarah, I once tried to contact you through your website but got no response, hence now i'm contacting you through this forum. I want to make your Rendezvous's Trail Energy Bars, but h...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Calling Sarbar,
April 13, 4:36am

Re: Re: Your Avatar
Changed my avatar again. This one was in Slovenia hiking up to a 6000 foot pass. Eins

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Avatar
April 13, 4:22am

Re: sporks
There is no bigger secret you're missing concerning sporks. The problem when you try to combine two (or more) functions into one item that usually both functions don't work well anymore. Ta...

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
April 13, 2:39am

Re: Re: Shawn, NOLS gear?
>>But kitchens are the ultimate weight hogs. Yes, students carry about 10 days at a time. The result is about 20 pounds of food per person per cook group. Now add two big pots, and a big Fryb...

In Editor's Roundtable » Is National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Ready to Go Light?
April 12, 3:57am

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