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All Forum Posts by Eric Fredricksen

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Open faced sandwich
This is an interesting project, Colin, and I look forward to seeing where it goes. It seems like the advantage of the sandwich bond over the overlapping bond would be nil if the bond is at least...

In Make Your Own Gear » 9' x9' tarp with 0.48oz Cuben
October 02, 12:48pm

Wider is better
Good to see more consensus on the wider size; thanks. No idea if I want straps or not - I'm new to quilts. But I feel like I probably won't... As for a cuben quilt, not ready for th...

In GEAR » Ghost or Specialist quilt?
October 02, 11:13am

Thanks, folks
Thanks for the helpful info. I feel like I understand the situation pretty well now, and the Specialist sounds closer to the ideal. Maybe I'll mock up a quilt of given width with my Summerl...

In GEAR » Ghost or Specialist quilt?
October 01, 9:33pm

Ghost or Specialist quilt?
I'm ready to make the jump from bag to quilt, I think, having been previously been uncomfortable with the idea. I'm thinking either the Nunatak Ghost or Specialist. The latter is a little l...

In GEAR » Ghost or Specialist quilt?
October 01, 4:03pm

Re: Re: framless for travel
Agreed - I don't don't use a frame backpacking with around 15 lbs and I'll be under 5 according to my plan. I even have one of these bag which I've considered using, but I think I n...

In Gear Lists » Traveling light in civilization
September 29, 5:40pm

Re: Re: Traveling light in civilization
Thanks, Mark, for reviewing my list and for the feedback (including the useful info on your site). I've been having trouble finding suitable pants that don't look technical. I went to RE...

In Gear Lists » Traveling light in civilization
September 29, 3:21pm

Crusty backpacking
Incidentally, when I think of the giant pack I carried backpacking through Europe in my younger days, it's horrifying. Every time I arrived in a new city I'd have a stressful slog to find a...

In Gear Lists » Traveling light in civilization
September 24, 12:30am

Re: credit card
Thanks, Ben, for the pointer to the Insport shorts. That's probably a better idea. And the nice thing about planning something like this is that the onebag guy suddenly seems badly weighed d...

In Gear Lists » Traveling light in civilization
September 23, 11:28pm

Re: too light?
Well, I'm counting the Speedo's as underwear. If instead I were to bring trunks to use as shorts, I'd bring a spare pair. (Idea is to wash one each evening of course.) It's true ...

In Gear Lists » Traveling light in civilization
September 23, 6:28pm

Traveling light in civilization
I don't know if anyone's posted something like this (or what was done to them) but I've started thinking about taking my lightweight aesthetic along with me in foreign travels. Staying ...

In Gear Lists » Traveling light in civilization
September 23, 4:21pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Fredricksen

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Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket
Fit is a bit loose around the body for a large, I think; other than that the amount of warmth it provides for so little weight is lovely. (And there I am wearing it in my avatar picture.)

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 07, 1:06pm