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Daniel Pittman (pitsy) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Central Texas
About Me Born: Mississippi. Raised: Houston. Boy Scouts, BMX, camping. Navy: Great Lakes, Orlando, Norfolk, Guantanamo, San Diego. Hitch-hiked from S.D. to NYC. Bike shops. Moved to: Austin, then Round Rock. Made a baby with: Melissa McChristian. Favorite place: Grand Teton. Favorite animal: Black Bear.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hipbelt above the hips!!
"Not at all. What I am trying to understand how you don't have an ass and you have narrow hips but yet you are able to keep your belt above your hips, wearing it as a waist belt. This impl...

In Philosophy & Technique » Osprey PackSizer
March 17, 12:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Hipbelt above the hips!!
I definitely fall into the 'no ass' camp. My GF, on the other hand, went back for seconds when they were serving ass. If you're saying she and I should be fitting our packs the same way...

In Philosophy & Technique » Osprey PackSizer
March 16, 8:36pm

Re: Osprey PackSizer
I have narrow hips that don't flare out much. If I try to wear a hipbelt on my hips, it just slides down unless it is uncomfortably tight. Positioned a little higher, almost around my waist, it...

In Philosophy & Technique » Osprey PackSizer
March 16, 4:14pm

Re: What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
My MSR Titanium spoon. I've had it since '97 and I use it every day. It's been everywhere with me.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 15, 8:56pm

Re: Are you an expert?
I've never had the *pleasure* of splicing steel cable; all the standing rigging on my sailboat used swaged fittings. However, I did all the splicing on the running rigging by hand, including th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Tarp Guylines
March 14, 3:35pm

Re: Make Your Own Gear: Tarp Guylines
Brion Toss wrote a book called 'The Complete Rigger's Apprentice' and I find it indispensable when I need to splice rope. Pretty useful section on knots as well.

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Tarp Guylines
March 13, 9:12pm

Re: Relenting on NeoAir XLITE
Split the difference Exped SynMat UL 7

In GEAR » Relenting on NeoAir XLITE
March 13, 8:55pm

Re: Meritorious
If I were already carrying a saw and a real knife, I might be tempted to also bring the other ingredients to this solution. In reality, Plan A is my Sawyer, Plan B is tablets of some sort, Plan C i...

In Philosophy & Technique » A Simple Tree Branch Can Become a Backyard Water Filter
March 09, 9:03pm

Re: A Simple Tree Branch Can Become a Backyard Water Filter
To make that work requires gear heavier than a water filter. Not feasible for UL backpacking, but may have some merit in other situations. Duly noted.

In Philosophy & Technique » A Simple Tree Branch Can Become a Backyard Water Filter
March 09, 5:12pm

Re: Knife sharpeners
I use my DMT diamond plates at home, W/D on glass at work, and nothing at all on the trail. One tough blade for batoning and a razor blade for slicing. Also SAK scissors. If I had to carry a sha...

In GEAR » Knife sharpeners
March 07, 4:39pm

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