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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Back in the Front Range
About Me Solvitur ambulando sub divo.
CityColorado Springs
StateColorado
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Dean F.

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I use tarp/bivy...
I still use a tarp/bivy combo. It's a pyramid tarp, though, and I think of the lightweight bivy mostly as bug protection and a replacement for a groundsheet. Not uncommonly I don't even z...

In GEAR » Tarp and Bivy Users (Past and Present)
August 22, 10:46pm

Dear Craig,
I'm not hyperventilating or any such thing, Craig. I just have no way to lend emphasis other than caps. :) But 800mg of ibuprofen every 4 hours is a scary dose. No kidding. And ulcers ar...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diamox vs Ibprofin for AMS?
August 21, 11:09pm

That dosing seems off...
800mg every 4 hours is a METRIC CRAPTON of Ibuprofen. In fact, it is twice what has traditionally been considered the high end of safe. I will point out that the studies in that meta-analysis did...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diamox vs Ibprofin for AMS?
August 20, 5:40am

RailRiders
Can't say that I have a Top 5. I have a Top 1- RailRiders EcoMesh.

In GEAR » What'are your top 5 hiking pants?
August 20, 5:27am

COS hikes
Snow shouldn't be an issue for Pikes, with the usual caveat that 'you never can tell for sure in the Rockies.' Peaking and descending in one day is very do-able if you're in halfwa...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CO Springs Area/ Pikes Peak
August 19, 5:44am

Re: Suggest a route for me -- late October, near Denver
Maintained routes in the Sangres are almost all out-and-back hikes, so if conditions get bad just 'back' a bit. That's why I recommended base-camping at the Cold Creek or Sand Creek si...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Suggest a route for me -- late October, near Denver
August 19, 5:13am

Sanders/Trump
On that note, in a Sanders/Trump election I think I've decide that I would vote for Trump. Hear me out! Trump has no idea how to be a president. He's never even held a public office,...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
August 18, 2:47am

Sanders?!?
Sanders will never be president. Heck, he'll never win the primary. He's un-electable, and the only reason he's running is to participate in the debates and get some issues aired. If...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
August 18, 2:02am

GSDNP
Well, hell, if you're going to recommend stuff as far south as the Wet Mountains, how about the Sangres or Great Sand Dunes National Park? But it's much better to fly into COS for these. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Suggest a route for me -- late October, near Denver
August 18, 1:00am

reasons differ
I'm sure that people's reasons for going solo differ. Clearly. For me, yes, some of it is probably antisociality. When I'm on my own there is no debate about which route to take,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Findings on going solo
August 18, 12:54am

All Reader Reviews by Dean F.

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Mary Jane's Farm Sante Fe Pasta
I just got back from a Wind River Range traverse in which I tried a couple of Mary Jane's Farm meals for the first time- I had never heard of them- and I'm impressed. Fist, my caveat: I hav...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
September 11, 3:21pm

Bushnell SolarWrap Mini
Very light, but lost points for a smaller battery capacity than competitors and for durability concerns. And, shouldn't we really have an Electronic category in Gear Reviews at this point? Put...

In Miscellaneous Products
February 09, 6:56pm

Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide -Andrew Skurka book
Wow, how to rate this book? It is NOT meant for someone who is already an experienced UL hiker. There is nothing in this book that someone like that doesn't already know or can find out in fiv...

In Books and Media
June 21, 3:43pm

Klepper Double wood framed folding kayak
I own a Long Haul Mark 2, which is a copy of the Klepper Double. Though the fasteners vary very slightly the Klepper frame can use the Long Haul hull-skins and vice versa. The guy who builds the Lon...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 27, 1:18pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
I have a slightly different kit- the 0.1 micron 4-way filter. Of the filters available I give it a 5. It's not perfect, but IMHO it is the best that is available, hands down. The 4-way kit come...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
December 08, 10:12am

La Sportiva Crosslite
Personally, I rate this shoe a 5/5 because I'm ecstatic to find a shoe that FITS! (I have mutant monkey-feet.) But generally it is probably a 4. Listen, ye, to my tale of woe... I just mov...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 27, 6:02pm

Mont Bell
My wife ordered something I wanted for my birthday from MontbellUSA (not the main company in Japan). She included several ways of contacting her. Three and a half months later it hadn't arrived, s...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 03, 11:46pm