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eric levine (ericl) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northern Colorado
About Me My first camping was via scouting. I started backpacking in 1971, and since then have used many gear combinations. I've section hiked most of the AT and Long Trail, and now mainly take shorter trips on top of the rockies in Colorado and Wyoming. I've been hiking light since 1995, going from a 3-season base weight of 12.5 lbs to under 8 lbs.
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It seems like the older I get the more appreciation I have for hats. There have been very few hat reviews here so far, which may reflect the market somewhat, regarding multi adaptable headgear. ...

March 26, 12:01pm

Nice article on a VERY much needed topic. I've also used VBs in temps just a little higher than stated with good results, but those were exceptions. One trend everywhere is to give info on p...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Footwear Systems for Snow Travel
Part 1: Principles and Techniques for Keeping Feet Dry and Warm

March 25, 10:49am

Great info and discussions, but unlike other subjects, this one just has me depressed. I've been looking forward to ultra-lite, cheap, very breathable and very waterproof fabrics for so long...

In Editor's Roundtable » The eVENT Single Wall Tent: Here, Then Gone – What’s Replacing It?
March 17, 2:13pm

flashlight output
LUX IS pretty easy to measure with luxmeter, which photographers have used for years. Lux tells only max. brightness, but you could measure the beam in a few places and try to estimate total output...

In Editor's Roundtable » STATE OF THE MARKET REPORT: LED Headlamps (2007)
March 13, 10:25pm

PJ has already posted my fav. links, but here are some more. I've ordered from all of these, not just browsed. 1. I believe these are the new 2nd g...

In Editor's Roundtable » SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier REVIEW
March 13, 9:34am

Re: Re: review
We completely agree, though my little arc premiums are the older units, new ones a good notch brighter, I understand. But I have some new little 5mm Nichias, and as you say, different class enti...

In Editor's Roundtable » STATE OF THE MARKET REPORT: LED Headlamps (2007)
March 13, 9:02am

Great review of the current market, but as the article itself notes, with the Cree it's already somewhat obsolete. I continue to be amazed that so many "pro" lightweighters go with...

In Editor's Roundtable » STATE OF THE MARKET REPORT: LED Headlamps (2007)
March 07, 1:07am

Re: Re: Roy, John, further gps discussion
All good comments, I have nothing technical to add. I've owned the 101 since BEFORE there were E2 lithium aaa's on the market. It works very well for me, better than the e-trex it replaced....

In GEAR » Garmin Foretrex 101
February 14, 10:36am

Re: Re: Re: Check this out.
I intend to use it for VB inside my bag, as well as emergency equipment for a mild season daypack. As for specs, I fully agree that comparing this to any "real" down bag is a joke, es...

In GEAR » Check this out.
February 06, 5:30pm

Re: Check this out.
Looks like the folks who developed the original space blanket have their own clone version. I don't believe you can do a straight comparis...

In GEAR » Check this out.
February 02, 3:34pm

All Reader Reviews by eric levine

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Antigravity Gear .4 oz pepsi style alcohol stove
This was my first alcohol stove after the Trangia, which I used before these pepsi stoves were invented. Despite a taped seam build, this stove is very good, still doing great after 5 or more years...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 01, 12:34pm

Patagonia MicroPuff Vest
As already said, the cut is a little large, and I opted for the small, which just fits me. I believe this vest is or will not be available, with a zipped version replacing it. I find this vest g...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
April 07, 3:26pm

Garmin Foretrex 101
I've done like Ryan, with the addition of removing the back cover and substituting clear postal strapping tape, which is what I did with my old etrex. One could even rig up a nearly weightless str...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
March 13, 10:43am

Jif Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter
I think to be consistant, one should store and eat their transfat non-ogranic peanut butter in aluminum cook and storeware. ......mmmmmm.....yummy

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
February 27, 2:05pm

My observation is that there are two types of lightweight backpacking flashlight users. The first are those who want a basic nighttime camp light. Lights such as the photon weigh a few grams and are s...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 10, 2:48am

Silva Type 54 Compass
The Brunton (Silva) combi 54 is the best all around compass I’ve seen. Overall, it has proven itself better than my old Suunto KB-14, commonly regarded as the most accurate sighting compass around. ...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
February 06, 9:38pm