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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Back in the Front Range
About Me Solvitur ambulando sub divo.
CityColorado Springs
StateColorado
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All Forum Posts by Dean F.

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Looks reasonably useless for hiking...
Wow. Looks like that thing has some real stalking potential. What does it have to do with hiking, though? :)

In GEAR » Retrievor RET-100
October 24, 9:03am

Can you navigate while driving/
Max, Given your stated use- on a bike on roads- I doubt that you even need a GPS. I mean, do you get lost all the time while driving? That said a GPS is handy for some things- like tracking yo...

In GEAR » To GPS, or not to GPS
October 24, 8:48am

Surgery for HH is usually elective.
Eric, You're 70? Brother, unless your "complete cardiac workup" three years ago included coronary angiography you can't really rule out cardiac. You should have at least gott...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recent injury on the trail
October 24, 7:41am

You're still undiagnosed
Well, at this point you don't even know if you have a hiatus hernia. Worry about options once you actually have a diagnosis, Brother. Heck, this could be simple costochondritis or something. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recent injury on the trail
October 23, 12:40pm

Bivy Sack
The best groundsheet is probably... a decent bivy sack. It also increases the temperature range of your sleeping bag slightly, and keeps bugs off.

In GEAR » Best UL groundsheet
October 23, 9:43am

Now that you mention it...
I've been looking at USGS 7.5" quads of the Wind River Range (www.usgs.gov) and noticed something odd. Updated maps were just published within the past year- they look great, are made as ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » New online national forest maps, trail mileages, road info
October 21, 11:06am

Mug?
Are you opposed to cooking in a mug? Because any of the many 500 to 750mL mugs sounds about right for you. Evernew makes a 600mL pot, too, if you don't like the mug idea- look on the Trail De...

In GEAR » new, smaller cooking pot
October 21, 10:38am

Hi, my name is Dean, and I own a LuxuryLite Big Stik...
There are no twist locks of any kind, but the fit is tight enough that the sections will never come apart accidentally. In fact, you kind of have to make a bit of an effort to get the sections apa...

In GEAR » LuxuryLite BigStik
October 20, 3:46pm

FeatherFire
There's also the FeatherFire alcohol stove, from Packafeather: http://packafeather.com/stove.html

In GEAR » Best kind of alcohol stove to sometimes actually cook with
October 15, 2:14pm

Matt
Matt, I just returned from my fourth deployment to the middle east (Afghanistan this time), so I'll call you on this, and you go ahead and try to claim the moral high ground because your son...

In Chaff » California bans lead for all hunting.
October 14, 9:19am

All Reader Reviews by Dean F.

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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