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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Wind River Range, August-September 2014
My now-standard hiking partners and I set out on our annual Big Hike recently. We intended to try Alan and Don's Wind River High Route, planning eight days. We did not fulfill our intentions....

In Post-Trip Reports » Wind River Range, August-September 2014
September 24, 7:01pm

With the usual caveat that no one is perfect...
Mountain Laurel Designs Western Mountaineering Tarptent

In GEAR » What manufacturers do you trust?
September 14, 9:24pm

Re: Re: current Wind River Range conditions?
Thanks, Eric. That's exactly the info I was looking for. But, yeah, I think your intel just got dated... :) We're still going, albeit with changes to our packing lists. Eddie would...

In Pre-Trip Planning » current Wind River Range conditions?
August 22, 10:03am

Re: SOLOMID XL - Seam Sealing ?
I'm pretty sure that all of the MLD shelters require seam sealing. Both my SuperMid and my DuoMid did. That's de rigueur for the cottage industry shelters- none of them have taped seams. ...

In GEAR » SOLOMID XL - Seam Sealing ?
August 21, 5:59pm

Re: Re: I don't think bugs will be an issue
Long-term trends don't help much when my hike starts Saturday... :) Well, worst comes to worst we'll just do the CDT instead of the WRHR, I guess. Bummer.

In Pre-Trip Planning » current Wind River Range conditions?
August 21, 5:27pm

I don't think bugs will be an issue
Somehow I don't think I have to worry about bugs... What I may need is snowshoes...

In Pre-Trip Planning » current Wind River Range conditions?
August 21, 2:20pm

current Wind River Range conditions?
I'm hoping to do the WRHR this week. Has anyone been in the Winds recently, and can comment on conditions? In another recent Wind River thread someone mentioned that the bugs are still ou...

In Pre-Trip Planning » current Wind River Range conditions?
August 21, 12:39pm

Other Wind River conditions?
Any other info? What's the snow like? Or, more accurately, what is Knifepoint Glacier like? Is it passable without crampons? How about Knapsack Col? EDIT--- nm, I made a new thread: ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wind River Range in August
August 21, 6:52am

Sol Ti discontinued?
I think the Sol Ti has been discontinued, so unless you get one used you might need to get the Sol Al.

In GEAR » stove upgrade
August 19, 7:50pm

Re: Jetboil SOL
>>> As far as alcohol stove bans now there are none as the new wording on the permitted stoves/fire situation has been revised to include use of the alcohol stoves...there is another thre...

In GEAR » JetBoil Sol update?
August 16, 4:50pm

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