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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: Tips to convince wife to let me go solo and still be around when I come back...
"My wife isn't exactly warm to the idea of me going out alone. " so, it sounds like somebody is self centered and trying to enforce her position on another individual. if you cave...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tips to convince wife to let me go solo and still be around when I come back...
September 02, 3:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: dinner options where stoves are completely banned
or : you could take a look at cream of wheat (the Quick type). it expands as it cooks quite a bit . so, in a clever mood one morning, i tossed a wad of it into my nalgene bottle and let is simmer ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » dinner options where stoves are completely banned
August 29, 4:17pm

Re: Re: Re: G.G.G. 6 A few changes I'd like to run by you.
so ; i was strolling around the parking area at Sailor Flat, and noticing that it's big, nearly flat'ish, free, tree'd, has a beautiful hike to the American River right next door, is ne...

In Pre-Trip Planning » G.G.G. 6 A few changes I'd like to run by you.
August 29, 7:22am

Re: feet
" , ditch those Drymax socks. Synthetic can be a killer, especially if it has some kind of treatment, whether antimicrobial or hydrophobic. Treated, synthetic socks make my feet blister--and I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unsure about this conversion from boots to trail shoes
August 28, 9:05pm

Re: river speed
i have gps'd the speed of rivers, and it seems to me that a full 3mph is moving along just fine (i'm mostly just a floater). a 3mph landing is moving pretty good too. the cool thing abou...

In Packrafting » Packraft Trip Planning
August 28, 1:47pm

Re: Moose
" We see the tragic consequences of this with examples like the embattled Bathurst Caribou Herd (down 90% in the last 2 decades from ~350,000 animals to 30,000 and on the other hand we exp...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » polar bears
August 26, 10:45pm

Re: How long do packrafts last?
" if you're not sure if you'll need a drysuit, you shouldn't be getting into water where you might need a drysuit. " ohh .. so completely true. you can dumb float (like...

In Packrafting » How long do packrafts last?
August 25, 4:58pm

Re: Re: Fire
so, if in the 25 yrs since it last burned, and that 1987 was FAR to long in coming and it killed a lot of the trees, then what else will be there besides "undergrowth". it can't all b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » California Rim Fire is getting BIG!
August 25, 1:06pm

Re: how did this happen?
" Is this normal or caused the by the forest service putting out too many fires and not lighting enough control fires to prevent tinder buildup? " the acerage is ok, it's the inten...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » California Rim Fire is getting BIG!
August 24, 5:21pm

Re: Getting ciagarette smell out of tent
it may not have been smoked "in". i bought a very nice Simpson voltmeter off ebay from a fellow that rebuilds them (the meter works great) but apparently he smokes like a locomotive. the ...

In GEAR » Getting ciagarette smell out of tent
August 24, 7:42am

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