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peter vacco (fluff@inreach.com) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale no. california
About Me i walk quite a bit, and probably carry too much. up to a point though, i sort of Like carrying too much.

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Re: how to fix a really bad sleeping bag zipper snag
that is a nasty thing you've got there. the material is not only stuck, it is wrapped all around THRU the teeth. yikes .... if you can grip all three pieces (left/right/ and liner) in a vise...

In GEAR » how to fix a really bad sleeping bag zipper snag
September 27, 7:22am

Re: Columbia and Western: Castlegar to Christina Lake
god, i love Canada. that said, detailed signage to find their trails seems to be a cultural lackness ... no problems , eh ? you'll find it straight away. cheery bob. and good luck ! bu...

In Editor's Roundtable » Columbia and Western: Castlegar to Christina Lake
September 25, 10:11am

trekking poles and talus.
poles and rocks are indeed a poor combination. if you use poles, you will invariably commit weight to them, and then they'll slip out, and down thee whilst go. they are nice to have though, if...

In Editor's Roundtable » Techniques for Talus
September 24, 10:56pm

Re: The lightest wood burning stove on the planet
" I need to try KickStarter... " well .. uhh ... ya ... sure ! i can not help to notice that our David's built a very nice look'n rig, and sans kickstart too. why is the ks ...

In GEAR » New Wood Burning Stove that is super light.
September 21, 1:41pm

Re: New Wood Burning Stove that is super light.
interesting little stove. i especially liked the way they found the most Absolutely Optimal wood to feed it.

In GEAR » New Wood Burning Stove that is super light.
September 20, 10:22pm

Re: sleeping bag question
the weight and quality and intended usage of the bag sometimes also relates to the weight of the materials used in it. along those lines, a very lightweight material used to line a bag will feel w...

In GEAR » sleeping bag question
September 20, 7:37am

Re: what happens to a pack in a crevasse 12 years later
WOW !!! how fascinating. it's like a time capsule. too cool. this is about the best/interesting thing to happen on bpl in a very long time.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » what happens to a pack in a crevasse 12 years later
September 20, 7:15am

Re: Re: 1210
nice review. i have been looking at lighter foot things for some time now. more ... plantar tears will most often heal. Eventually. it can take several quite a few years, but they often mend 100%...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance Leadville MT1210 Runners Review
September 18, 11:20am

Re: 3 season gear
keep the tape. because if you save about not-that-many grams of it by carrying only a small amount, you will probably have enough for yourself, and about not anything left for anybody else. and thu...

In Gear Lists » 3 season gear
September 17, 1:16pm

trail clearing / Baton Wood
so : i got me two very sweet machete type blades. one is about 1/4" thick and sharpened to stupidity. it is almost useless for clearing trails. the other a more the hooked blade "brush cu...

In Philosophy & Technique » Using Knife to Baton Wood
September 04, 2:57pm

All Reader Reviews by peter vacco

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Hilleberg Akto
all that you will read about how wonderful akto is seems to be true. also true is that for it to be habitable in all but the chillyest weather, it Desperately Needs a window in the door. the unna is i...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 17, 10:15pm