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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Back in the Front Range
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All Forum Posts by Dean F.

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What is Neoshell?
If it were me it would come down to this: I know what eVent is, whereas I have no idea what Neoshell is. Now, granted, that's an internal argument- not a very convincing bit of logical re...

In GEAR » Custom Rain Jacket
February 13, 7:27am

"Due to drought, springs and creeks are off limits to humans." Seriously? How much water to they suppose that humans drink? I mean, that's trivial.

In Editor's Roundtable » Weekend Wanderings in West Texas: Photo Essay
February 11, 1:05pm

Sawyer Mini discussion
I like the Sawyer Mini, but I'm quite willing to discuss it's limitations. But first I'll talk about viruses. It's important to keep in mind that NONE of the common hiking fil...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze
February 07, 8:17pm

I mostly cowboy camped.
My view may be skewed- I've been incredibly lucky with weather and I've never actually *had* to pitch tent in GRCA. I've almost always cowboy camped. The few times I pitched my 'm...

In GEAR » Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
February 07, 7:50pm

Re: WM bag overfill - any reason not to?
I agree with stry. I've done enough of this to have figured out where I'm willing to carry a little extra weight, and a comfortable sleep system is where I'm willing to carry a bit of ...

In GEAR » WM bag overfill - any reason not to?
February 07, 7:40pm

Nah, too heavy. Heck, even ProLite is much heavier than taffeta.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
February 07, 7:31pm

Folding kayaks
I have a Long Haul Mk.2 (a clone of a Klepper Aerius 2 that's made in Colorado). It takes me about 20 minutes to assemble it by myself. And yes, it is very heavy- I wouldn't want to carry...

In Packrafting » Ocean Packrafting?
February 06, 7:02pm

Alpacka Cargo Fly?
So I might actually be getting a packraft this year. Here is my sole conundrum: what's up with the Alpacka cargo fly? Is it durable, or is it going to fail on be in some godforsaken place? ...

In Packrafting » Alpacka Cargo Fly?
February 06, 6:35pm

Don't do Corridor trails
I understand what others are saying about being careful if you aren't experienced in GC navigation, but on the other hand if you're an experienced backpacker in general and capable of 20-mi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Planning a Grand Canyon trip, looking for a little advice
February 06, 1:59pm

Re: Re: I'll back up Nathan
No, it's pretty commong to fix an umbilical herna when doing anything that involves instrumenting the navel. And pretty much everyone uses Bard 3DMax. I like the TEP. I don't see much ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How will hernia repair affect backpacking ??? Anyone Know?
February 06, 1:22pm

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