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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Dean F.

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Re: Grand Canyon
I agree, GRCA would be awesome in March. We originally intended to do this GRCA hike in March, but then I broke my clavicle and it got pushed to April:

In Pre-Trip Planning » Southwest in mid-March: looking for suggestions
January 30, 12:11pm

Wow. I've spent more than I thought...
I assume that you are inquiring about "typical 3-season kit?" WM Megalite $400? 23oz MLD Duomid $215 20oz MLD Superlight bivy with cuben floor $245? 5.7oz MLD Bur...

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 30, 8:32am

packrafting the atlantic
Just an aside- I'm not sure I'd take a packraft on open ocean (or even a large body like Pamlico) unless I had a very reliable weather report of absolutely no wind. Sure, you can struggle ...

In GEAR » Tarps vs tents vs bivys: What's your $0.02?
January 27, 12:49pm

tent/tarp definitions
To me, a "tent" is something fully enclosed on its own. (May not be bug-proof, though.) If it isn't fully enclosed on its own with a floor etc then it's just a very complex tarp...

In GEAR » Tarps vs tents vs bivys: What's your $0.02?
January 25, 12:39pm

mid and bivy
I've been tweaking my Ideal Universal Solo Shelter concept for years, and I've sort of settled on an MLD Duomid and MLD Superlight bivy or their equivalents. (Oware mid and Katabatic Brist...

In GEAR » Tarps vs tents vs bivys: What's your $0.02?
January 20, 6:59pm

This is BackPackingLight, not HikingLight...
Wow. There's a lot of crying here over what is essentially an editorial piece. Is BPL branching out slightly from utterly-literal "backpacking?" Yes, but I don't think these d...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2013 Staff Picks
January 18, 5:58pm

Cheap stuff
I'm sure that the Fancy Feast stove has been mentioned- $0.65 for a can of cat food, $2.59 for a Fiskars Hand Punch, both on Amazon. And you can feed a cat! A quart of S-L-X for fuel is $6....

In GEAR » Best Cheap Gear of 2013
January 11, 2:09pm

Delete this thread
Wow. Take this down, immediately...

In Post-Trip Reports » A Complete Guide to the Wind River High Route - mile for mile, the finest non-technical Alpine route in North America
November 25, 6:49pm

Q: Do you know why crime is so rare in Germany? A: It's against the law.

In Chaff » German town abolishes traffic lights, signs and codes. Everything got better and safer.
November 25, 3:16pm

I'm all for softness... in others.
I did a 3-day hike in Lost Creek Wilderness and environs once during some awful weather. Slushy rain, hail, snow- always right around freezing so it would melt, get you wet, then freeze again. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Are We Going Soft? Asks the BMC's Carey Davies
November 25, 2:32pm

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