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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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My 1st Pack Almost Done
I finally put together a pack for solo weekends. With the weight of the pack, my base will be 4-4 1/2 pounds and around 10 pounds total pack weight with water. Took apart an old Salomon for the...

In Make Your Own Gear » My 1st Pack Almost Done
April 25, 9:30pm

Paying it Forward Quilt
Over the winter I talked a lot back and forth with Tim at EE. Mainly it was for getting his own material instead of purchasing online. I had some 20d fabric I got hold of and loved and after seve...

In Make Your Own Gear » Paying it Forward Quilt
April 21, 1:46pm

Re: bright green
The only really negative point about this pack IMO is the split back pocket. It's not that I don't like having the pockets this way. I don't like a single huge floppy pocket. Howev...

In GEAR » SMD Fusion
April 20, 12:01pm

Re: Re: Alternatives?
The Olympus isn't the greatest shoe out there. There are so many nuances that I don't like about them that add up. If they just built it off the Torin platform with more padding. The...

In GEAR » Are any of the Altra shoes even a little durable?
April 18, 4:41pm

Re: Am I ready for a UL Pack

In Gear Lists » Am I ready for a UL Pack
April 17, 10:23pm

Re: Layer question for early Sept JMT -- is fleece enough or do I need to go puffy?
Jim, I've used less than you on the JMT in early Sept but I went to sleep as soon as I stopped. There was no sitting around in the cold for an hour or more. The only way I could see this...

In Gear Lists » Layer question for early Sept JMT -- is fleece enough or do I need to go puffy?
April 17, 12:40pm

Re: Re: We're a tough crowd alright.
My Cuben fiber tent weighs 14 oz, but most can't afford it. Yeah right. These tents cost the same as most CF Tents.' What, do people think they are getting more for their money because...

In Editor's Roundtable » Top Ultralight Tent Review
April 17, 12:03pm

Re: Argon silnylon - Detailed Analysis Report
I'm digging it. Well see how it does in the real world. Thanks... 1

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 14, 9:28pm

Re: Re: "Argon silnylon"
Just finished my shelter. I thought it would weigh 10-12 ounces but because I am not using any tape it's even lighter than my polycro one. Love this stuff.

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 13, 9:09pm

Those guys and gals are cliffed over L.A. with cell reception. They can have live feed from the GGG if they want to. Was there last night until this morning. Lots of peeps showing up when I le...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
April 12, 4:23pm

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