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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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There's only one manufacturer I trust: Mom + Dad Everything else has been touch and go. Most stuff works, few things work perfectly forever. I consider everything I own "consumable...

In GEAR » What manufacturers do you trust?
September 10, 7:34pm

Pod System
I use my 45º summer bag inside my 15º winter bag. Works great! I've slept to -18F I bet your quilt on TOP of your sleeping bag would be warmer and more comfortable.

In GEAR » winter pod system?
September 05, 7:35am

Following this thread!
I think I have backpacks that weigh less than the swoop mitts. Less leather! It'd be sweet if some cottage company picked up on the (perceived by me) lack of UL winter mitten options. ZP...

In GEAR » Looking for a mitt that fits this design
September 04, 12:05pm

Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?
Hey all, Myself, my buddy Jim, and our girlfriends Brittany and Kelley had an awesome trip on Camel's Hump this past weekend. We used an MSR Miniworks and a Sawyer Squeeze to filter our wate...

In GEAR » Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?
September 03, 1:09pm

Location, Location, Location
The worst nights for bugs, warm and muggy ones, having ANYTHING on your face can be miserably hot. "I don't get why anyone uses...." STOP! Check if your question pertains to every...

In GEAR » I don't get why people use bug bivies.
September 02, 10:39am

I use a Hydroflask to transport ice into the backcountry when we're having Dark and Stormies. They have several sizes, and I can get ice cubes to remain rectangular and large for 36 hours.

In GEAR » Luxury item to carry alcohol and keep it cold
September 02, 10:36am

Tyler, I can tell you at point of fact that they are not submersible. They might work in the tub, but I took one tubing and soaked everything in 2 hours.

In GEAR » Packing a wet single wall tent
August 28, 7:25am

Re: Re: is a knife a non-essential item?
"I normally have some kind of benchmade on my person in the front country but for reasons unknown only carry a sak classic when backpacking. I really need to reexamine my reasoning for not bri...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 27, 9:16pm

Single Wall
Not a single-wall tent, but a hammock. When it got wet and rained consecutive days, I just rolled it up wet. The super-thin silnylon doesn't hold much moisture. The next night, I'd unfurl i...

In GEAR » Packing a wet single wall tent
August 26, 5:25pm

An iPhone plugged in to a solar panel while you are moving through partial sun/shade will continually flash the screen, letting you know it's "charging" every time you step into a bri...

In GEAR » battery pack vs solar panel
August 26, 8:17am

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