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Aaron Sorensen (awsorensen) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale South of Forester Pass
About Me Turning my hobby obsession into a part time job and maybe full time job.

I will be selling children's sleeping bags soon.
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All Forum Posts by Aaron Sorensen

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Re: 2-stake Poly-cryo Tarp
David This thing is 12 foot long, 44 inches wide and 44 inches high. I made it so I can put a pack on one end. I can do that and stretch my arms over my head without touching. I also have e...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
February 10, 12:32pm

Re: Re: Re: MYOG Down Jacket with Box Baffles.
I just got my scale and woo hoo. 8.7 ounces with 5.2 ounces of down.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Down Jacket with Box Baffles.
February 09, 10:05pm

Re: Re: Poly-cryo Tarp
I finally have my scale back. The tarp came out at 7.8oz. I still need to add some no-see-um in the open area and few velco closers, but will still be under 9 ounces when done. I'm actua...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
February 09, 9:59pm

Re: new SMD packs
Edward You are going to see a lot of good reviews on the new SMD packs. It's not the weight, it's how they fit and how the full pack weight carries. I tried all of the packs on and t...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
February 04, 11:01pm

Re: Re: GGG/SoCal
+1 on gear swap. I'll be there and with a dog or 2.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
February 03, 11:18pm

Re: Weekend Sierra backpacking trip suggestions
Leor Pantilat runs in the sierras all the time and posts his trips. A lot of good info for trips, many in the southern sierras as well. He does about 15 trips a year ranging from 25-75 miles. ...

In Winter Hiking » Weekend Sierra backpacking trip suggestions
February 03, 11:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Big 4 cost vs. weight
Yes, I am happy! I just need a lighter pack.

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
February 02, 9:48pm

Re: Re: Updated Gear List
In June, you will be going thru snow. Ice ax is a must. The streams will be flowing as well and each crossing will get you wet. There are so many streams and each one will be 4 times wider than ...

In Gear Lists » 2014 June 1st JMT Gear List.... Need Some Help
February 01, 10:20am

Re: Re: Re: REI Responds -
If we just came to face the fact that REI doesn't give a crap about what UL Backpackers think, we can move on. What bugged me out even more is the Outdoor Gear Lab results. Something weighi...

In GEAR » Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
January 30, 6:42pm

Re: Re: thanks for a great weekend!
So glad I drove the 375 miles each way. Now I get to go to a 2nd event right around the corner in socal. Who's the lucky one? Had a blast. Loved the new SMD packs. I'm going to ord...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 27, 5:14pm

All Reader Reviews by Aaron Sorensen

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Fenix L2D-CE
Everything else is just a light. For its weight, its 2-40 times brighter and lasts 5-10 time longer. Now they just need to make a 3AAA headlamp with a 5/15/35 lumens setting. The only problem...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
May 13, 10:33pm

Golite 2006 Reed Pants
I got the 2006 version with out the leg zippers because it is what I wanted, (the lighter version). I'm sure the breathability that Golite claims for it is accurate, but something twice as good...

In Clothing - Raingear
March 11, 1:20pm

Nuwai 1 Watt (HLX-712L)
The Nuwai HLX-712L ROCKS!!! I found it hear for $27 http://www.amondotech.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=874 The CR123A Batteries are only $1 each as well. I have been using the Pe...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
December 13, 8:47pm

The North Face 2005 Hightail Long
I have a few issues with this bag that will never get addressed because the new ones have been changed completely. First the good. I found it on sale for $230. The long is only 3 oz more than t...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
December 01, 6:23pm

Gatorade Bottle
I have yet to have one of these leak on me. They have taking over as my go to water holder since they have been out. Platy's are just too finiky IMO. I just wish they made one a little bigger. ...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
November 30, 7:58pm