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Max Dilthey (mdilthey) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me 24 year old backpacker, cyclist, and university outing club leader. As an environmental science major, I have been making the outdoors the priority of my existence since 2011.
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All Forum Posts by Max Dilthey

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Logic Check: Pot Insulater
Hi gang, So, Titanium gets very hot because of how thin the material is. It's kind of annoying when you want to cook fast and not burn yourself. I found a neoprene Jetboil sleeve at a consi...

In GEAR » Logic Check: Pot Insulater
June 19, 12:23pm

Oh, also need climate info for the Northwest US Coast. Vancouver to Northern Cali. Will eventually do my own research but conversation welcome at mdilthey@gmail.com

In Gear Swap » WTB: Bikepacking Bags
June 18, 6:52pm

WTB: Bikepacking Bags
If anyone tried bikepacking with frame bags and wants to move them off now, i'll be picking some up in preparation for a Fall cycling tour. PM or, preferably, e-mail me at mdilthey@gmail.com ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Bikepacking Bags
June 18, 6:51pm

Same Question
I would love if someone had more than anecdotal insight for this, it's a really interesting question.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Bear Encounter
June 05, 10:39am

Maybe I'm crazy... but take a 3-inch x 3-inch square of any fabric- a cotton bandanna, a piece of silnylon, a square of silk, and superglue the very center to the top of your pole with a little...

In GEAR » Sun Gloves?
June 03, 7:34pm

I love the Ibex, I would pay $30 more for it, but it's very close-cut. I'm talking about the L/S Woolies, 195 fiber count which I believe is their lightest weave.

In GEAR » SmartWool NTS Microweight Tee Vs. Icebreaker Tech Tee
June 03, 7:25pm

Just when I thought the Backpacking forums couldn't make me buy anything new... I'm ordering 12 Blackwing 602 pencils. The addiction grows stronger.

In GEAR » A Pencil for the JMT -- Solution Found!
June 03, 5:30pm

Welcome to the club! Be a little cautious; if this is your first time in minimalist shoes, you could injure yourself using them too frequently or for long periods of time until you finish adjust...

In GEAR » Glad I read enough here re: minimalist shoes
May 28, 8:38am

I didn't like those Salomon Mids. I had a hard time keeping my heel locked in them with the nontraditional laces, and they have a whopping 14mm of heel drop, which felt like wearing heels. ...

In GEAR » Lightweight Mid Hiking Boot
May 28, 8:35am

More Advice
What I did for rain during my summer 2012 bike tour (northeast)? I wore all Merino Wool. Even when damp, I was still warm. For the entire month of august, I only used my rain jacket in camp. ...

In GEAR » Need to buy a rain jacket for hiking/bike touring...educate me on the options
May 16, 1:05am

All Reader Reviews by Max Dilthey

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Kelty backpacks redwing 3100, red cloud 6650
I have two packs; a lightweight pack and a big, indestructible monster. It's good to have something reliable to fall back on for deep winter, or trips where you're carrying extra gear for some...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
February 02, 5:52am

Boreas Men's Buttermilk 40
Fit: This bag has a superb fit that places more pressure on your lower back, which distributes weight to the hips and keeps your upper back cool. I was impressed with how well this pack vented, even w...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
November 24, 7:19pm