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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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Re: Fastpacking/Adventure Running partners
Very interested. However, during the winter, I like to be out of my element on my hikes. If you throw in something you can't get in your backyard, it makes your backyard look easy when you ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Fastpacking/Adventure Running partners
December 09, 8:39pm

Re: A week on the John Muir Trail
I seem to always take forever to get going in the morning as you do. Now, I just pack up and go. I'll already have my cooking items and breakfast on top of the pack along with my jacket. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » A week on the John Muir Trail
December 09, 2:10pm

Re: Re: Modifying a quilt - question
I had a lot of seams come together on a sleeping bag I made. It was on top rubbing on my forehead. You can see how everything comes together at the top. I decided to sew a piece of fleece to i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifying a quilt - question
December 09, 1:25pm

Re: Re: The 3 yard shelter challenge
There is a lot to play with when it comes to the design of my 4 yard tarp. If you don't care about the way I have my poles and drop the height a little, it gives you plenty of room to work wit...

In Make Your Own Gear » The 3 yard shelter challenge
December 07, 1:16pm

Re: Jmt in May?
I was the first "hiker" that had gotten over Glen Pass on the 1st weekend of May 2013. This was a low snow year and there were no ones footprints. People may had gone over earlier with ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Jmt in May?
December 03, 10:42pm

Re: Leaving tarp at home
I leave my tarp home most of the time when rain is not in the forecast. I'll use my 3.5 ounce bivy but I always use it. Bivy keeps moisture off the bag and from accumulating the weight from...

In GEAR » Leaving tarp at home
December 03, 4:26pm

Re: Re: Re: cook/no-cook: who has tried both and what weight diff did you find?
For me, no cook isn't always a savior in time or weight. With a light cook system and dehydrated meals, you get a warm meal before going to bed. I used to always sleep very cold. Now I t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » cook/no-cook: who has tried both and what weight diff did you find?
December 02, 6:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Why is this forum so inactive?
Then it gets trolled or side-barred into a completely new subjects and picks up from there. This is what usually happens to most of my posts.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Why is this forum so inactive?
November 29, 12:28pm

Re: Re: hmmm
Would love to see a few changes, and after just one year, it's impressive that they would do this. Things I would love to see change. Better outside storage on the back of the body. A real...

In Gear Deals » SMD has started sales
November 28, 11:44am

Re: hmmm
If you can get over the highlighter color, it's a really good pack. Carries well, great hipbelt and spine to carry that load. I have the flight 40 that shares many features and I love the p...

In Gear Deals » SMD has started sales
November 26, 10:41pm

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