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Max Dilthey (mdilthey) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale MaxTheCyclist.com
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.
StateMA
CountryUnited States
My Website URLhttp://www.MaxTheCyclist.com

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All Forum Posts by Max Dilthey

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No Longer Receiving BPL Emails??
Hi BPL, It's been a month since I've received a thread notification or a PM. Something must be wrong. Several members attempted to PM me and were unable. I can only guess at how many ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » No Longer Receiving BPL Emails??
May 31, 8:57am

Woohoo!
The bag is clean! Thanks, everyone! FYI, my method: I followed the advice here and spent the $10 on Nikwax Down Wash instead of shortcutting. I didn't want to ruin the DWR. I used 2/3 wha...

In GEAR » Options for cleaning a sleeping bag?
May 31, 8:27am

It Happens
More common outside my field. My camping buddy Jim's employer is paying for his Master's right now. Computer science.

In GEAR » The Hilleberg House Project
May 31, 8:24am

Questions Answered
Knowing myself, I need an easy, quick setup or I'll end up loathing the nightly ritual of finding a campsite on days when I've worked especially hard. Also knowing myself, I know space does...

In GEAR » The Hilleberg House Project
May 31, 7:56am

The Hilleberg House Project
I've got a great idea. Read on: I'm going to get a Master's degree in the fall. It's going to cost me very little, about $12,000 for a 1-year program. Housing in this college...

In GEAR » The Hilleberg House Project
May 30, 9:36pm

Sushi Roll
Delmar: Yes.

In GEAR » Borah Gear Snowyside Bivy- Full Review!
May 30, 1:45pm

Deflation and Moisture
An older prolite has foam in it, and is an entirely different animal from the modern iteration of the NeoAir. From Thermarest's Website: "Will moisture build-up and ruin my mattress if ...

In GEAR » The lost "jet engine" ground pad inflator?
May 30, 10:52am

Bivy Bags
I can only tell you what I like about it. I did a 30-day bicycle tour with a Hennessy Hammock, and about 2 months of touring with a Big Agnes tent. I would roll up exhausted to beautiful campsit...

In GEAR » Borah Gear Snowyside Bivy- Full Review!
May 30, 10:14am

Options for cleaning a sleeping bag?
Yeah, yeah, I know Google's answer to this question. Mine's specific: I'm at my grandparent's house at the moment, and they have a front-loader! I don't have any Nikwax Down Was...

In GEAR » Options for cleaning a sleeping bag?
May 29, 5:00pm

Durability
Hmm, I wonder what changes thicker eVent has to the performance of the bag. It's hard to complain about a product I've been happy with, though. I'll keep beating it up, I guess, and ...

In GEAR » Borah Gear Snowyside Bivy- Full Review!
May 29, 4:51pm

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