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Aaron Sorensen (awsorensen) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale South of Forester Pass
About Me Love pushing the SUL boundary's of what is possible.

Make almost all of my gear myself.
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All Forum Posts by Aaron Sorensen

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Need a little help about the SHR (South)
I've been a member forever. I will be doing the Sierra High Route later this month. I am looking to link up a "Southern Route" someone posted here about 6-8 years ago and cannot f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Need a little help about the SHR (South)
July 17, 4:06pm

Re: Re: a moment of peace
I brought my brothers 8 year old kid to Muir Lake in Horseshoe Meadow. He wanted to go up high in altitude and I wanted to push him a little (about 5 1/2 miles each way). While on our way there...

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 14, 5:50pm

Re: What shelter am I looking for?
The Yama and Hyperlite Mountain Gear are the closest thing to what you want. They both have a dual pole set-up.

In GEAR » What shelter am I looking for?
July 12, 12:44pm

Re: Interesting...
Only 31.5 pounds!

In Gear Lists » "Here is a List of Light-Weight Back Packing Equipment..."
July 12, 12:06pm

Re: Re: Ripstop Nylon
I feel like I am in the dark ages while reading this. We're talking pre-M90 days. Most DIY use 800+ fill. You have : M50 Argon Nobul2 Pertex GL They all do a very good job at bein...

In Make Your Own Gear » IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
July 12, 11:46am

Re: Re: Re: How light is light?
So you take a toothbrush and cut enough of the handle off = 1/2 the weight Now you take a travel toothbrush designed to be light and cut the useless crap off = 1/2 the weight of the above. So n...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How light is light?
July 10, 1:38pm

Re: Re: Delmar's Poll
I always use nature to get most of the wiping done, then just 1 or 2 TP wipes. As far as the TP on the surface goes, that is usually from an animal digging it up.

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 10, 1:23pm

Re: bags/ quilts
Way too many. That and flashlights/ headlamps. Bags 1. Marmot Col EQ -40 2. Go Lite 0* down bag 3. TNF Hightail 15* bag 4. Homemade 30* bag 5. Marmot Pounder Quilts 10* quilt - hom...

In GEAR » How many sleeping bags do you own?
July 09, 1:30pm

Re: Re: Location in Bay Area
How is an hour and a half (Big Basin) a long drive from San Francisco?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
July 07, 4:48pm

Re: Re: Location in Bay Area
Even though the theres others saying we "have" to have a group site, there is always the option to just reserve an entire area of a campground. This will give us many more options. B...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
July 07, 2:28pm

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 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