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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

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I've been there in early September and had no problems. But you really want to know about what's normal, not one guy's anecdote. And normal on those dates is unpredictable. Could be ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Winds in mid-September
September 14, 5:21am

melted shoes
I overdid things trying to dry out a thoroughly soaked pair of Vasques a couple of years ago in the Winds and managed to melt some of the sole sidewalls off. That's what a moment of inattentio...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Campfire damage to gear?
September 14, 4:59am

I use that exact system
I use a DuoMid with a Superlight bivy as my all-purpose solo shelter option. Admittedly the DuoMid is large enough that my 5'10" frame doesn't really need a bivy under it for protecti...

In GEAR » Bivy instead of innernet in my duomid?
September 14, 12:12am

Other loops
Other loops... Using the Durango & Silverton narrow gauge railway as your shuttle to hit the Chicago Basin loop in the Weminuche Wilderness is a classic, but a very long drive from Denver. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Colorado - 4 nights in mid-September
September 13, 1:40am

it's just 'crowds'
I'll go with Scott- it's just a crowding issue. There are always a few bad apples in the barrel, and when the barrel is larger there are more bad apples. You recall what it was like liv...

In Philosophy & Technique » Death OF the AT...
September 06, 4:27am

Re: "EDC carry: really necessary?"
Good Lord, no, don't carry all of that. I have to agree with what Roger and Tom said- that's why you have a pack. I actually dislike having things in my pockets when I have my pack on sin...

In Philosophy & Technique » EDC carry: really necessary?
September 06, 3:00am

careful with settings
I use my iPhone for photos and occasional position spot-checks with MilGPS (which I like because it can just display your UTM grid in large type) and I can go a week without a recharge, but I'v...

In GEAR » Gaia GPS???Iphone 5
September 06, 2:16am

should be ok
Mid-September shouldn't be bad. Shouldn't. But it has been another unusually wet year.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Weminuche Wilderness mid-September bugs?
August 26, 10:11pm

nice idea, but...
Cutting down clutter or living simply is a great notion. I however have a problem. I'm like Thomas Jefferson, who famously said "I cannot live without books..."

In GEAR » Ultralight Furniture/Appliances?
August 26, 10:09pm

Re: Re: What kind of winter?
But not death zone Into Thin Air kind of stuff? Well, then you probably don't NEED a truly bomber alpine tent like the Nallo. You can probably get by with the "lesser" tents already...

In GEAR » Tent - lightweight two person double walled tent suitable for cold wet winter weather in northeast
August 26, 9:44pm

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