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Matt Dirksen (NamelessWay) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Mid Atlantic
About Me Used to be very active in the outdoors prior to the kids. Worked at REI and HTO on and off from mid 80's till the birth of my first child in 2000. Now 3(kids later)we are trying as a family to get out whenever we can. Given I am carrying most of the family gear, I see huge value in packing it as light as possible. We are so much looking forward to the longer trips once again again.

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PFC's anyone?
Wasn't sure if I saw much pop up on this topic earlier, so I thought I'd share a recent Trehugger blog w/ the BPL community:

In GEAR » PFC's anyone?
June 08, 10:16am

Re: wind shirt
I always use my wind shirt - all year, especially if I use a Gatewood cape as shelter. However, I don't always bring a rain jacket nowadays. In mid-Atlantic spring/summer climate, one can be...

In Multiple Use Gear » My "wind shirt" rant...
May 26, 5:32am

Re: Re: The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
Make me wonder what would happen if they re-released a classic outdoors masterpiece, like "Deliverance"... Would we all of a sudden start building more dams again? Chaff aside, any ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 24, 8:32am

Re: Re: quilt rated 50.
I've pushed my 50d quilt into mid 30's wearing down jacket and pants (Luke's UL stuff). I was also in a tent and on top of a 1/4" ccf + Neo Rest pad. I slept comfortably, but co...

In GEAR » quilt rated 50.
May 12, 6:39pm

Re: nice
I'm 74" tall, 195lbs (formerly thin). The large fits me "snug", & the sleeves are perfectly fine for me.

In Gear Deals » Men's OR Echo (Pewter, Large) $27.77 on Amazon
May 11, 7:55pm

Re: Surviving a Sleepover
Hi Todd, How did it go? I felt the EXACT same way during my middle school daughter's slumber party in February, until our freshman son's slumber party last weekend. It took three ...

In Other Activities » Surviving a Sleepover
May 11, 6:21pm

Men's OR Echo (Pewter, Large) $27.77 on Amazon
I got a price drop alert today from Amazon on a men's OR Echo. "Price drop alert: Outdoor Research Men's Echo Zip Long Sleeve T-Shirt, Pewter, Large - $27.77" If I recall, t...

In Gear Deals » Men's OR Echo (Pewter, Large) $27.77 on Amazon
May 10, 6:43pm

Re: Re: Hilleberg Sealing
While seam sealing is a simple way to instill a good piece of mind... If a manufacturer legitimately claims their tent doesn't need seam sealing, then they don't. If they actually rec...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
May 10, 9:11am

Re: Akto Leaks
Send your pics to Hilleberg and ask them what the next step should be. Let them know you have direct experience with their tents, and have never experienced this before. If Hilleberg tents don&#...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
May 10, 7:44am

Re: Where to get Gore Windstopper 830 Fabric?
Seeing no response from the list, have you asked them? Just curious, is Gore Windstoper 830 down proof? (I ...

In GEAR » Where to get Gore Windstopper 830 Fabric?
May 09, 10:56pm

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