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Aaron Sorensen (awsorensen) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale South of Forester Pass
About Me Turning my hobby obsession into a part time job and maybe full time job.

I will be selling children's sleeping bags soon.
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All Forum Posts by Aaron Sorensen

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Re: Waiting to see
EE gives you the loft. If you wanted something comparable to a bag you have already, why didn't you just measure the loft and go from there? I don't getting the questioning behind it when...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What's warmer for the weight: quilts, bags?
January 19, 7:05pm

Re: Re: Space blanket
I'm doing a 2 hiking pole diamond shape Poly Tarp with only two stakes. Simple easy and effective. I'll have it at the GGG.

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro Tarp Tested!
January 18, 12:42pm

Re: re: cost
I did a 14-6 karo and the down shifts way to easily. A 14-9 would be ideal, but since you've already cut the 6" pieces out, I would go with a 12-6 or even better an 11-6.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG first down quilt: Karo Step
January 09, 6:54pm

Re: SUL Backpacks
There's Terra Nova Hyperlite Mountain Zimmer Built I'm sure there's a few more?

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL Backpacks
January 09, 6:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: the real questions
"Pack weight 5 lb 0.5 oz: result misery. Pack weight 4 lb 15.5 oz: result happiness." I know how Roger does it. He just doesn't bring a shirt.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 09, 6:32pm

Re: Re: Re: SUL for 40 F
Just giving some "big" item hints.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL for 40 F
January 08, 10:57pm

Re: Re: Ryan Jordan, circa 2003
"Take the total FSO weight and divided it by the days on the trail before re-supply. So a 40 lb FSO weight on a 10 day trip would = 4 points. We can call this the FSO Factor." I thin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
January 08, 10:35pm

Re: SUL for 40 F
A medium Zpacks 0 = 4.2 ounces A 40* EE Enigma 40* = 12-14 ounces GG pads 1/8" cut under feet = 2 or less Nightlight on top = 5 ounces so 7 ounces Jacket Montbell Ex-Light = 5.7 ounces Gat...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL for 40 F
January 08, 10:30pm

Re: argon
I have no idea how breathable it is compared to other 10d fabric (other than M50). As a wind pant, I would say go for it as the argon is soft. I know there is other conversation with this discuss...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Down Jacket with Box Baffles.
January 07, 3:39pm

Re: 2013 Picks - Really?
"This community is called "Backpacking Light", not Hunting Light, or Kayaking Light, or Packrafting Light, or Mountain Biking Light, right? " You are right. That's why m...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2013 Staff Picks
January 06, 7:34pm

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 http://www.amondotech.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=874 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