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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Dean F.

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Re: Contributions
@Dave All of the issues you've raised can be addressed in the amendment or subsequent legislation. I don't see how they are problems at all. But really the amendment we're talking ...

In Chaff » 21 Citations at Grand Canyon National Park for entering during Gov't Shutdown
October 11, 2:56pm

While I'm fantasizing...
While I'm fantasizing, lets make it a "runaway convention" and also cover some degree of balanced budget amendment, term limits for all congress members, mandate direct election of th...

In Chaff » 21 Citations at Grand Canyon National Park for entering during Gov't Shutdown
October 11, 2:49pm

Re: Re: Hell froze over, again.
Honestly, jerry, I think it would take a revolution or a constitutional convention, and neither is going to happen. Really, what do you think would happen to the first politician to seriously ...

In Chaff » 21 Citations at Grand Canyon National Park for entering during Gov't Shutdown
October 11, 2:14pm

Hell froze over, again.
Hey, what's that on the horizon? Is that Satan building a snowman? Jesus Christ, jerry, we're AGREEING again, you bed-wetting pinko! :) I have to say, the vast majority of what peop...

In Chaff » 21 Citations at Grand Canyon National Park for entering during Gov't Shutdown
October 11, 1:55pm

Re: Thanks to all who replied
Unfortunately, "those" people are also litiginous...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini design...so close
October 11, 12:40pm

Not for hiking
I don't see much point in carrying a space blanket while hiking/camping, for the myriad reasons already listed. However, I do keep one in my "man-purse"- the little satchel I carry s...

In GEAR » Space Blankets- Do You Carry One?
October 11, 12:33pm

A truly stunning trip.
That looks like a truly stunning trip, executed with impeccable style. (And I'm impressed that you modified your date notation for us ignorant Americans: MM-DD-YY rather than DD-MM-YY, though ...

In Post-Trip Reports » In 10 Days across Switzerland
October 10, 12:40pm

One of my favorite topics!
For bug protection in a mid I'm a big proponent of a bivy; DuoMid + Superlight bivy is my standard solo kit. A bivy negates the need for a groundsheet as well, ostensibly gives a few more degr...

In GEAR » BUg protection in Mids
October 10, 12:13pm

Any base layer works for sleeping
Any base layer- merino included- works for sleeping. If cold enough, wear an insulation layer. All the usual benefits and drawbacks of the various options apply. For on the head- it depends up...

In GEAR » Sleeping clothes
October 09, 9:59am

Black Moshannon
There's a loop in Black Moshannon State Park. (Or maybe that's the Allegheny Front Trail that was already mentioned?) The Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail is probably too far for you, as a...

In Philosophy & Technique » new life, where to backpack?
October 08, 1:43pm

All Reader Reviews by Dean F.

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Bushnell SolarWrap Mini
Very light, but lost points for a smaller battery capacity than competitors and for durability concerns. And, shouldn't we really have an Electronic category in Gear Reviews at this point? Put...

In Miscellaneous Products
February 09, 6:56pm

Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide -Andrew Skurka book
Wow, how to rate this book? It is NOT meant for someone who is already an experienced UL hiker. There is nothing in this book that someone like that doesn't already know or can find out in fiv...

In Books and Media
June 21, 3:43pm

Klepper Double wood framed folding kayak
I own a Long Haul Mark 2, which is a copy of the Klepper Double. Though the fasteners vary very slightly the Klepper frame can use the Long Haul hull-skins and vice versa. The guy who builds the Lon...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 27, 1:18pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
I have a slightly different kit- the 0.1 micron 4-way filter. Of the filters available I give it a 5. It's not perfect, but IMHO it is the best that is available, hands down. The 4-way kit come...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
December 08, 10:12am

La Sportiva Crosslite
Personally, I rate this shoe a 5/5 because I'm ecstatic to find a shoe that FITS! (I have mutant monkey-feet.) But generally it is probably a 4. Listen, ye, to my tale of woe... I just mov...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 27, 6:02pm

Mont Bell
My wife ordered something I wanted for my birthday from MontbellUSA (not the main company in Japan). She included several ways of contacting her. Three and a half months later it hadn't arrived, s...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 03, 11:46pm