Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter

BPL Community Profile

Eric Blumensaadt (Danepacker) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Mojave Desert
About Me Retired H.S. teacher, 10 yr. Nat'l Nordic Ski Patroller, fmr. XC racer, Army ROTC winter survival instructor, hunter, backpacker, former ACA moving water canoeing instructor, sea kayaker.
FINALLY have become a lightweight (not UL)backpacker.

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by Eric Blumensaadt

Showing 21 - 30 of 4412 | Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ...442


Forum » Thread

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
I can understand Californians not having a clue about the suddenness of a flash flood coming from storms many miles away. But the was a Nevadan among them and Nevada REGULARLY AND OFTEN puts fla...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Flash Flood Deaths in Zion
September 18, 12:45pm

Sheet Bend
A sheet bend is used to securely tie lines of different diameters together. Try it.

In GEAR » Shock cord loop + guyline - which bend to use?
September 18, 12:37pm

Cabela's PacLite pants, REI eVent
Look into Cabela's Rainy River PacLite pants. I have a pair and they are quite durable. For more breathability try REI's Kimtah eVent pants. They are about the same weight and durabilit...

In GEAR » Rain Pants
September 18, 12:30pm

Regardess of what you paid you have a near useless bag. Get your money back. A good New down bag for a good price can be had from Camp Saver or Campmoor. If you are doing 3 season camping (i....

In GEAR » Is this sleeping bag worth the effort
September 18, 12:24pm

Stakes and the "high stakes" of not having enough
My Moment DW can be nailed down with a grand total of 10 stakes. 2 end stakes 4 fly hem stakes through the loops I've sewn on (or optional factory loops) 2 side (hoop) guy line stakes...

In GEAR » New Tent Tarptent Moment DW or Rainbow
September 16, 11:15pm

re. the Gear Testing free down booties
OK they are free to a limited few very early birds.Fair enough. BUT what kind of down is in them? With an article of clothing this small I'd want 600 fill to better resist compression around...

In GEAR » re. the Gear Testing free down booties
September 16, 11:09pm

Whut Dave sez
Yep, Dave ia keerect, Tarptent makes several models and one of them surely will fit your needs. I own a Moment DW and Scarp 2 and owned a Contrail several years ago. All great quality. DISCL...

In GEAR » Lightweight shelter recommendations - with bathtub floor
September 14, 1:54pm

Whut Dale W. sed.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Warm when wet"
September 13, 4:08pm

Caldera (Ti) Cones
I have a small Sidewinder ti cone (for a 3 cup pot. It keeps embers "contained" as long as I put a 1/8" mesh "hardware screen" over the top. They tend not to fly out of ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Campfire damage to gear?
September 13, 4:07pm

REI Kimtah
Look at REI's Kimtah rain parka. Not the lightest (about 15 oz. for size XL) but it is a great buy.

In GEAR » Rain Jacket Recommendations
September 13, 4:02pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Blumensaadt

Showing 1 - 10 of 30 | Page: 1 2 3



Trail designs SideWinder
The Trail Designs Sidewinder is an "alternative" fuel stove that is a 3 fuel stove. I.e. it can burn alcohol, ESBIT tablets or wood. What's more it is highly efficient at all of these...

In Cookware - Other
June 18, 1:41am

Trail Designs SideWinder for AGG 2qt pot
My 3 cup Open Country pot is the perfect size for solo camping. It fits in the Sidewinder ti stove and using ESBIT with a modified Gram Cracker tablet holder (BGET) IMHO this is the perfect size sto...

In Stoves - Other
June 08, 2:06am

Tarptent Scarp 2
I purchased the Scarp 2 SPECIFICALLY for 4 season use. I knew I would modifiy it for winter use when I purchased it. The Scarp 2 is my 3rd Tarptent, following a Contrail and Moment SW. Like them it...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 02, 8:09pm

Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
"Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book" is the very best book on teh eop I have ever read - and I've read most of them in the last 40 years of backcountry skiing and ca...

In Books and Media
October 24, 8:01pm

REI Kimtah
Recently got the REI Kimtah eVent parka and on a Ruby Mountains, Nevada backpack found it to be as good a wind jacket as it is a rain parka. The sale price was $159.95 which is 30% off the regular ...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 03, 1:45am

Eddie Bauer Down Sweater
I purchased an Eddie Bauer Down Sweater (their term) on sale this summer for $89. It was reviewed by Will Riveted in his extensive articles of light down jackets and got a favorable, "middle-o...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
October 27, 8:15pm

Thermarest Trail Pro Regular
I won my Trail Pro regular at a Sierra Club Outings leaders training seminar, otherwise I would not have spent the money B/C I seldom car camp. But now I have an alternative for a winter ski camping m...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 03, 9:56pm

Brunton Crux
I bought the Brunton Flex because of its wider burner ring for better heat distribution so I wouldn't get a hot spot on the bottom of my pot when cooking. I was not aware that there was a Brunt...

In Stoves - Canister
January 29, 9:38pm

tarptent moment
I give the Moment a "5" because I feel it is currently the best solo single wall tent design. It has great quality, innovative design and excellent attention to detail. My previous solo ...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
December 24, 12:52pm

Carbelas GORE-TEX® PacLite® Rainy River Parka
Cabela's Rainy River GTX PacLite parka (and pants) are THE bargain in good quality, lightweight, breathable rainwear at the 2010 regular $99. price. The Taslanized fabric is a matte finish, unlike...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 08, 12:10am