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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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7 pounds... I'm not sure what "vinylplan" is. Is it just a type of polyvinylchloride (PVC)? This certainly looks like it might tempt the whitewater guys. It would be nice to see...

In Packrafting » New packrafts
February 18, 1:29pm

Chemicals should work well
IIRC the water sources in Rainier tend to be pretty clean re: particulates. I would think that chemical treatment would work well. Sure, use a coarse filter if you want- the Frontier Pro is handy...

In Philosophy & Technique » Water Treatment
February 18, 1:13pm

work day
Since that's during the work day for most people, I assume there will be a way to watch it later?

In GEAR » SD LIVE events TOMORROW: Andrew Skurka and Sierra Designs talk shelters.....
February 18, 12:53pm

North Rim drive
Granted, when I did it it was a very low snow year, and I have 4WD. (What's the snow like this year?) And, while dirt, the roads were quite good. I think you're wrong on the "no roa...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Planning a Grand Canyon trip, looking for a little advice
February 18, 8:10am

Re: Re: Re: Single wall 4 season shelter
"yes, in a wind storm in Utah you get a layer of fine sand over everything in an hour." Utah sounds kind of like Afghanistan or Iraq. Point taken. "BTW, what is so special abo...

In GEAR » Single wall 4 season shelter
February 18, 7:54am

Kind of looks like an Innova
Kind of looks like some of those Innova 2-tube inflatables (and doubtless many others) but built of lighter packraft-approprite materials. How much does it weigh?

In Packrafting » New packrafts
February 17, 2:35pm

Re: Re: Planning a Grand Canyon trip, looking for a little advice
But even if the North Rim is closed you can park in the national forest and hike to the lower Nankoweap trailhead. It's about 3.5 miles. My second link above covers it. From there you can ou...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Planning a Grand Canyon trip, looking for a little advice
February 17, 2:19pm

Sawyer Mini
Currently a Sawyer Mini rigged in a gravity filter, as demonstrated wonderfully by those above.

In GEAR » Water Kit
February 17, 1:20pm

Re: Single wall 4 season shelter
When you say "no mesh", I have to wonder why. The dust concerns? Because it's hard to find a lightweight tent that doesn't somehow incorporate some mesh, for instance in the way...

In GEAR » Single wall 4 season shelter
February 17, 11:54am

Re: WTF explained
Aaannnd... did you read my whole post, Ed? Because I think you have your hackles up. I wasn't being critical of you. The most pointed thing that I hinted at about you was that you might have...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 17, 11:14am

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