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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.
Citysacramento
Statecalifornia
Countryusa

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All Forum Posts by peter vacco

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Re: Warding off black bears, what has worked for you??
bear spray (the regular size 8.1oz unit),and attitude. if the animal will not back off within a reasonable time (be patient), walk directly on over, and spray the beast. is should leave. if a b...

In GEAR » Warding off black bears, what has worked for you??
August 20, 12:28pm

Re: Anyone else slightly underwhelmed by ULA packs? [crickets chirping]
" If you are really good at shaping your own stays, then more power to you, but for all the rest of us, I'm not sure how it would work. I guess these packs just conform to you over time? ...

In GEAR » Anyone else slightly underwhelmed by ULA packs? [crickets chirping]
August 19, 12:50pm

Re: Re: polar bears
the advice to "have an armed polar bear guard" contains the half truths of most gov't utterances. as a working Canadian Citizen you are precluded from having a firearm inside of the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » polar bears
August 18, 11:47am

Re: sore throat after long backpacking trips?
and if one is not already in fantastic shape, yes, it will happen. just as if one is starting out a new (and brutal) workout regime, it's going to be a few weeks before you feel like you don&#...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » sore throat after long backpacking trips?
August 16, 9:45pm

Re: Re: "Question re recently purchased used WM Versalite"
" Do it. Just go and do it. " ya. he's right. stop dink'n around, and add some down. you'll love it. my exp with the versalight was not at all terrible. it's a light...

In GEAR » Question re recently purchased used WM Versalite
August 16, 9:32pm

Re: Are trail runners supposed to fall apart?
if the stich is bursting open, that is a quality issue. if it's just the threads getting torn off thru abrasion, one mightb e able to cure it 100% with application of mcnett sealer. mcnett will...

In GEAR » Are trail runners supposed to fall apart?
August 16, 11:40am

Re: Re: Re: Singer 401a?
you have adjustable foot pressure too . some times more foot psi can help more than thread tension. good luck, v.

In Make Your Own Gear » I need tips for sewing webbing!
August 13, 3:29pm

Re: Re: Singer 401a?
i am all with jerry on this one. try a piece of normal material. it sews ? then shove in one webbing. it should still sew just fine. add 2nd webbing, and it might slow down, or you need to manuall...

In Make Your Own Gear » I need tips for sewing webbing!
August 13, 3:28pm

Re: Question re recently purchased used WM Versalite
keep in mind that it's a very light bag, and they are not overly puffy to start with. mine had some thin spots when nearly new, and it was never really all that secure (warmth wise). on the oth...

In GEAR » Question re recently purchased used WM Versalite
August 13, 3:12pm

Re: Brooks Range Propel 2D, worth 270.00?
edited post. oops .. i read the orig memo wrong. cheers, v.

In GEAR » Brooks Range Propel 2D, worth 270.00?
August 12, 8:56pm

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