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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Not entertainment
Well, I'm not interested in entertainment. But after reading about using iPhones for multiple purposes:

In Philosophy & Technique » Nero day charging gadgets
February 04, 8:55am

Bushneall SolarWrap Mini
First, I'd like to say that if you are washing clothes at a Laundromat then the power you use to charge a cellphone is trivial. I'd have no ethical qualms about it. If there is an outlet,...

In Philosophy & Technique » Nero day charging gadgets
February 03, 10:19am

An entire summer off?
How in the hell did you get an entire summer off? Are you a college student or something? I hate you. That said, if I had enough time off to do it I'd do the CDT. In a heartbeat. I'...

In Philosophy & Technique » THE PCT... FOR ME?
February 03, 8:34am

cat tarps
I have to agree with what others are implying: If you're going to get a catenary tarp you might as well just get a mid. The big selling point of flat tarps is that they are versatile- you can...

In GEAR » Cat tarp or flat?
February 03, 8:17am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Smaller syringes generate more force
>>>Pure physics vs practical use here I think. Yes, but in fact we ARE talking about pressure, for back flushing the filter. Not force. FORCE is what you are applying to the plunger...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini Backflushing
February 01, 9:02pm

Smaller syringes generate more force
Just FYI- I keep seeing people saying that larger syringes generate more pressure. This is incorrect. The smaller syringes generate more pressure, but the tradeoff of course is less volume. O...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini Backflushing
February 01, 5:43pm

Tatoosh Range
If you want something challenging, in the 75 Scrambles In Washington book they claim that all seven peaks in the Tatoosh Range (in Rainier NP) can be hit in one day. I've tried it twice and ru...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Day hikes in Seattle area?
February 01, 9:33am

Brother, almost all of North America is within 1500 miles of Wisconsin, isn't it? :) Jesus, the possibilities boggle the mind. If you're flexible on exactly when in the summer to go, y...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where to go this summer?
February 01, 9:29am

Kelty Cosmic 20
The Kelty Cosmic 20 is probably your only realistic choice, assuming you don't find a deal somewhere. One of my usual hiking partners has one and likes it.

In GEAR » help me choose a budget bag
February 01, 8:50am

Holy formatting, Batman
Any chance you could put some carriage returns between those photos, and text as well? It all just runs infinitely off the right side of my screen... :)

In Post-Trip Reports » A Desert Noob visits Big Bend
January 30, 12:33pm

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