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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.
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All Forum Posts by Eric Blumensaadt

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SEASONAL TEN ESSENTIALS LIST(S)
It depends on the season. Ex. SUMMER: add more water carrying capacity, sunscreen, electrolyte drink mix, etc. WINTER: add more food, large closed cell sit pad (used to line day pack back as...

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 19, 1:36pm

No Worries...
I'll just get my son-in-law, a former FCCC Chief Technologist, to drop a word and get the approval "fast tracked", as they say. It will surely get approval if the term "Homela...

In GEAR » New communication device
July 19, 1:29pm

Hmmmm...
I give my Thermarest Prolite regular an 8. Thermarest Trail Pro -> 10 Thermarest Ridgerest -> 5 Sleep Number mattress -> 20!

In GEAR » Your subjective comfort score for sleeping pads, 1-10
July 16, 2:41pm

EFFICIENCY??
How does its fuel efficiency compare to other canister stoves? THAT'S the real question for longer group trips.

In Editor's Roundtable » Jetboil Joule Review - Part 1, Overview
July 16, 2:32pm

Gerber Switchblade
Gerber's Switchblade saw has two blades, one for wood and one for bone. I haven't weighed mine but it's likely around 6 oz. with one blade.

In GEAR » pocket/survival/commando saws
July 14, 1:50pm

Smallest Gerber lockblade
My tiny Gerber "Bear Grylls" lockblade has a 2 1/2" blade (back half serrated) and weighs 0.9 oz. I added a 4" braided Triptease lanyard to keep from losing it out of my po...

In GEAR » 13g knife
July 14, 1:47pm

TT Stratospite 2
Look at Tarptent's Stratospire 2. It has two doors/vestibules and plenty of room. Your dog could stay in one of the vestibules. Of course you'd have to get the dog's permission for ...

In GEAR » 2 person roomy shelter
July 12, 4:00pm

My happy gear
1. Tarptent Moment DW 2. CC Sidewinder stove for ESBIT & wood 3. Thermarest Prolite reg. 4. REI Sahara convertible pants & polyester L.S. shirt 5. Olympus TG-1 camera 6. Merrill Moab ...

In GEAR » What gear makes you happy?
July 10, 4:27pm

Uh Huh...
Yet another Caldera Cone fancier. That's my favorite ESBIT stove and winter wood stove (W/Inferno conversion kit).

In GEAR » custom Lite Trail cook Kit
July 10, 4:22pm

ESBIT at altitude
"..and an ESBIT stove at 9,000 ft. in the shoulder season somehow lacks appeal." Well ESBIT stoves at 9,000 ft. in the shoulder season MAY lack appeal if you are not using a Caldera Co...

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 10, 1:59pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Blumensaadt

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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

Vargo Triad XE
The XE version of Vargo's Triad is an improvement in several ways. 1. After I complained of the original removable alcohol burner being too small the company owner responded by making it larger...

In Stoves - Alcohol
May 18, 8:51pm

Brunton Flex
This is the newer version of the Prumus/Brunton Crux canister-top stove and appears to have corrected faults reported by Crux owners. First the number of fold-out pot supports has increased from 3...

In Stoves - Canister
May 10, 3:38pm