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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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Carbon Felt Pad
Dan, So did you find the carbon felt pad combined with the "legless" BGET tab holder worked better than a regular BGET holder? i.e. better burn of remaining liquid fuel, faster boil ti...

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
June 24, 1:47pm

Wet silk
Silk will hold a LOT of perspiration and, IMHO, is for sedentary situations. For sleeping it's up to you but I like thin polyester long johns for spring and fall or summer above 7,000 ft. Pl...

In GEAR » Terramar Thermasilk - cold?
June 23, 11:36pm

Shoulder bag
Dale, I'm going to try the shoulder bag style first, on my early training hikes above 8.000 ft. It may be the best way to go. As you say, it means easier access to the contents.

In Multiple Use Gear » Pack Lids as fanny packs
June 23, 11:26pm

Multi-fuel v.s. multi use
Stephen, As I mentioned in my 1st post this stove is "multi use" in the multi-fuel sense. Ya run out of alky or ESBIt and wood is your backup fuel. So, multi use, as i said, "......

In Multiple Use Gear » Trail Designs Ti stoves
June 23, 11:23pm

Should we BPL members just boycott the site (i.e. looking but not posting) until Bob comes back? WHERE IN THE WORLD IS BOB GROSS? WE WANT BOB! WE WANT BOB! WE WANT BOB!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BG and the Demise of BPL
June 23, 5:15pm

Velvet Shield
I saw a video demonstration of the VS. Amazing insulate properties. I may get this to wrap my 2 L. Jetboil pot to replace the very meltable JB neoprene/cloth cozy. I use that pot to melt snow ...

In GEAR » flame resistant cloth for low impact cook fires?
June 23, 5:05pm

Hmmm... Micropur instead??
I prefer Katadyn Micropur. It is chlorine DIXIDE and does kill cryptosporidium. I'm wondering why MSR would put this on the market.

In Editor's Roundtable » Flash Reviews No. 9
June 23, 4:56pm

Post here?
KKKKKen, Sorry if I offended you. It was about gear and this is the GEAR thread. NOTE: OK, I see that I just didn't scroll down far enough. I was expecting a comment area for Each item, n...

June 23, 4:52pm

What the heck is all this about "heavy" pack lids? SHEESH? Guys, c'mon, How about the weight of the extra material needed for a roll-top closure, webbing and buckles? "Heavy lid&...

In Multiple Use Gear » Pack Lids as fanny packs
June 22, 1:55pm

OR... you could just use shorts and no underwear. It's the manly and masculine "going Commando" style. ;o)

In Multiple Use Gear » Boxers that also work as shorts
June 22, 1:40pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Blumensaadt

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Trail designs SideWinder
The Trail Designs Sidewinder is an "alternative" fuel stove that is a 3 fuel stove. I.e. it can burn alcohol, ESBIT tablets or wood. What's more it is highly efficient at all of these...

In Cookware - Other
June 18, 1:41am

Trail Designs SideWinder for AGG 2qt pot
My 3 cup Open Country pot is the perfect size for solo camping. It fits in the Sidewinder ti stove and using ESBIT with a modified Gram Cracker tablet holder (BGET) IMHO this is the perfect size sto...

In Stoves - Other
June 08, 2:06am

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