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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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Rolfing
Here's an additional consideration. For the past several years, I have been going to see a Rolfer, especially for my back and knee issues that spring up once in a while. While some people ha...

In Philosophy & Technique » Encouragement Needed
June 17, 2:53pm

Re: Discounts on Arc'teryx items?
I've gotten several used ArcTeryx garments on Ebay. One of them I had recently sent back to ArcTeryx for a warranty repair and they gave me credit for a new jacket - even though I had bought it...

In GEAR » Discounts on Arc'teryx items?
June 16, 1:33pm

Re: IronWire
+1 to Lawson's IronWire Just used it for the first time this weekend on a family backpacking trip. Easy to work with & very easy to see. Yeah it might be overkill typical bear-bagging, b...

In GEAR » Best UL rope for food hanging/multi-purpose?
June 16, 10:07am

Re: What percentage of BPL gear posts do you think are "holy grail" related?
I'd say about 75 percent - of my every day conversations end up with some quote from Monty Python, 57 percent of which are specifically out of The Holy Grail. Chaff aside, I agree that a...

In GEAR » What percentage of BPL gear posts do you think are "holy grail" related?
June 09, 2:50pm

Re: pack fit
Eli, If you have a local outdoor retailer you can trust, I recommend bringing it by there and having one of their veteran pack fitters help you out with it. While the pics help, there are so man...

In GEAR » How does my backpack fit? (Pics inside)
June 07, 11:31pm

Re: Re: Re: RE: what I have experienced
Tony, Thank you for your eloquent remarks. I now realize I wasn't clear about the use of alcohol in relation to "home made" stoves vs. commercial. Esbit is certainly a good option...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » The easiest, cheapest, robust Scout backpacking stove ever?
June 06, 9:38am

Re: New Product: Vectrawire Cord-Introductory Sale
Hi Lawson, Since you also sell the Ironwire, what do you see as a primary advantage of Vectrawire over the Ironwire? I would assume one might be a better tool for a certain kind of use than t...

In Gear Deals » New Product: Vectrawire Cord-Introductory Sale
June 06, 8:01am

Re: Re: Dryer Balls!
use a hairtie, perhaps? :>D

In GEAR » Dryer Balls!
June 05, 11:23am

Dryer Balls!
Thanks to my wife who loves to knit, I have observed that my dryer has amassed a large quantity of balls. "Dryer Balls", that is. What's nice is they completely REPLACE the ne...

In GEAR » Dryer Balls!
June 04, 10:43pm

Re: RE: what I have experienced
"Still want to pursue alcohol stoves? Then in my humble opinion save the alcohol stoves for those treks that only have the scouts who have become advanced enough & mature enough to be resp...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » The easiest, cheapest, robust Scout backpacking stove ever?
June 04, 11:14am

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