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Erik Danielsen (er1kksen) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale The Western Door
About Me Living and working between adventures. So far those have included the Andes, the Adirondacks, the nooks and crannies of WNY, and being a not-quite-UL wanderer all over the east coast.
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All Forum Posts by Erik Danielsen

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Nothing bony here
I've certainly managed to build some butt padding, but I've really never been about 8% bodyfat or so. I also have some experience with being cold, as well as some experience, recently, with...

In Philosophy & Technique » Low Body Fat - The Tipping Point
July 19, 6:07pm

Every Night
My job (working on a small organic produce farm) has me sleeping outside EVERY night. Sure, I could sleep in the yurt, but I feel so much better every morning that I wake up with the cool earth cra...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How many nights do you spend outdoors a year?
July 19, 5:26pm

Beer 30
My favorite local wilderness area (a couple square miles with a fantastic gorge) has this past year seen a huge jump in visitations by the college student crowd. Light beer shows up, sure, but the ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why do A-holes drink light beer?
June 25, 10:11am

Gatewood cape
My gatewood cape leaks under heavy rain, I've discovered. The walls will be bone dry to the touch in most spots, but then drops will come through in specific spots. I think the silicone's b...

In GEAR » question on poncho tarps
June 22, 6:18pm

re: stupidity
If you decide to scramble up a ridge to get to a peak that you know you CAN scramble to, which others have scrambled to, and there are certain-death falls on either side, you are taking a risk. If ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Back to the Wild
June 22, 6:09pm

Stairmaster alternative
I might suggest skipping the stairmaster to put in some time on intense walks with a loaded pack, preferably loaded heavier than it'll ever be on the trail. Don't go nuts and screw up your ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Logistics question: 220 miles, 14 days.
June 09, 4:47pm

Re: sunscreen
You don't need a conspiratorial military-industrial sunscreen complex. You just need a decent marketing campaign. Observational studies are pretty much the cheapest way to "scientifically&...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sunscreen
June 01, 3:09pm

RE: Martin
A third possibility is that severe burns and vitamin D deficiency (which most of the western world suffers, if they know it or not) are the real cancer risks and getting a healthy amount of sun exp...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sunscreen
May 30, 7:45pm

Sorry that that's an adjective rather than a noun, but I do some semi-urban backpack travel that often involves stealthing... wearing a smallish traditional backpacking setup used to get me que...

In Philosophy & Technique » Fill in the Blank!
April 27, 6:04pm

RE: Tents
Since I'm assuming the same would apply for December, I guess I'd better start looking into a good 4-person shelter...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Annapurna Circuit Questions
April 22, 12:38pm

All Reader Reviews by Erik Danielsen

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five ten camp four
I have owned and loved a pair of these and worn them until their current state of having gaping holes in the sides. Observations: great fit, decent support and cushioning (never any sore feet) and...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 10, 7:29am