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Fred eric (Fre49) - BPL Lifetime Member

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back to thicker cord
When i first saw the cord provided by MLD for my trailstar i thought it was overkill and heavy and that i could use lighter. I replaced them with a 2.3mm lighter one, all went well for about 5...

In GEAR » what lines work with the Lineloc 3 ladder?
May 27, 9:06am

if you remove the plate it weights 0.39 oz no needs to cut or drill, just remove the metallic wire that holds the compass to the plate

In GEAR » looking for decent 1/2 oz compass
April 18, 2:44am

Re: shoes
None of the trail shoes i have worn were quick drying : mizuno wave ascend xodus progrid 2.0 addidas supernova riot 5 salomon xa pro 3d

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » List your "quick drying" trail runners that you also cross streams in.
April 15, 5:41am

very low
My wife and i hiked there with an msr twin sisters, and didnt suffer from bugs. We encountered a few ( but no bites ) in some fjord in Hornstrandir, but we never had to use our headnets to sleep. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bug pressure in Iceland in July?
April 08, 5:02am

We did it a bit later than you so it was all frozen, the circuit was closed because of the snow in the pass. The result was we encountered no one but mices when doing the circuit except a few peop...

In GEAR » Gear choices for Patagonia/Torres Del Paine
March 28, 6:49am

that was fast
having a look at shipping cost had a look, seems it could be way cheaper for you if i can post in a envelope ill do my best to prepare this tonight and ill see if they accept it at french p...

In Gear Swap » FS : Bozeman Mountain Works - "Nano"
January 11, 10:17am

sold : Bozeman Mountain Works - "Nano" at BPL sale,i bought item 46 ( a bivy ) : 46 - Bozeman Mountain Works - "Nano&...

In Gear Swap » FS : Bozeman Mountain Works - "Nano"
January 11, 9:48am

There can be strong winds in Patagonia, but for the tdp all campsites are quite sheltered from the wind. From your post i think a catalyst would be a safer option.My wife bought one for trips with...

In GEAR » ULA circuit for TDP
December 26, 8:05am

depends where i hike
I have been using either a pack liner, or a few dry bag for my sleeping bag etc.. for a few years. But when i hiked the CWT in Scotland in may a few years ago, if my gear stayed dry during the 8da...

In GEAR » Pack Cover Vs Pack Liner
November 04, 5:40am

2012 fav gear.
Recent gear : my silnylon trailstar, it was a palace in may 2012 TGO with the scottish weather a neoair women xlite, great warmth / weight / comfort, ill never go back to my ridgerest after us...

In GEAR » Favorite piece of gear - Fall 2012 edition
October 15, 5:44am

All Reader Reviews by Fred eric

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Mountain Laurel Design FS exodus
After a few overnight with this pack ( he was too big , but i wanted to try it asap, planning for 2013 TGO ), i just did my first one week snowshoeing hike with it. - first as i have complained on ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
March 03, 3:09am

Black Rock Gear Hadron
I ordered an XL Hadron, because the previous blackrock hat i had was a slightly tight fit in L. Evan questionned me by mail to check if i really needed an XL. I ended with a slightly larger than nor...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
September 15, 12:30pm

MLD Trailstar
After some week end uses ill give it a 5 as a 2 adults plus 4 year old son shelter. With a ground cloth and stakes i am at about 550+150+100= 800g for 2 1/2 people. I like the simplicity , no ve...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 04, 8:03am
I wanted some dry bags for packrafting and to try shipito I bought 2 POE pneumo ltw 50l the last model with rounded bottom They sent me the 2009 model with square bottom that was on sale on their w...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 13, 12:52am

PHD minimus down socks
sizing is strange, my wife feet are 5/38 so i ordered Small in fact i can use them and my feets are 10 /44. The loft is impressing, but due to the construction you have a lot below the feet and b...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
April 01, 6:18am

Watchful Eye Designs Aloksak
i usualy use a ziploc for my money, visa card and id card while hiking this time when i left for 3 weeks in Greenland i decided to use the small aloksak that was given me with some other purchase o...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 09, 2:16pm
Had after thought and sent a mail to change order. 30 min after it i recieved answer and refund so i could redo order : Hello Frederic- No problem at all with regards to the order changes. I&#...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 10, 2:01pm

TarpTent Double Rainbow
DR in the snow! Its a great lightweight 2 persons tent. First i like the headroom and 2 larges entries . My wife and i...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
February 20, 9:36am

Garmin eTrex Legend
I bought one and only use it for snow hiking out of trails. Otherwise as i cannot hike close to my home, i dont hike often in the same place, so i wouldnt buy a 100€ map for only 5-6 days of use. ...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
December 11, 11:40pm