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Eric Blumensaadt (Danepacker) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Mojave Desert
About Me Retired H.S. teacher, 10 yr. Nat'l Nordic Ski Patroller, fmr. XC racer, Army ROTC winter survival instructor, hunter, backpacker, former ACA moving water canoeing instructor, sea kayaker.
FINALLY have become a lightweight (not UL)backpacker.

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All Forum Posts by Eric Blumensaadt

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L.L. Bean
Good point, Bean's fly fishing shirts are great. My friend has a light blue one from last year and it's very well made. Plus the price is reasonable.

In GEAR » Hot weather(70-100F) shirt
May 02, 1:50pm

Re. Winter Footwear reply
Ken, I posted my 2nd reply on Winter Footwear (3rd section) last week. Taking more photos of my winter pack mods today. Will try posting tonight.

In GEAR » BPL reviews etc.
May 02, 1:48pm

Cabela's sells their GuideWear polyester SPF 30 shirts that have a convertable high collar & vented back, to name a few of the features. Reasonable price compaired to Ex-Officio & RailR...

In GEAR » Hot weather(70-100F) shirt
May 02, 1:29pm

Rain & the wrist/cuff seal
Most of us have endured rain water running from wrist to elbow as we reached up while wearing a rain park in a soaker rain. Even elasticized cuffs with Velcro closures suffer. Yes, some GTX par...

In GEAR » Rain & the wrist/cuff seal
May 02, 1:19pm

A partial solution
With my "5.11" brand nylon canvas pants I washed them using Nikwax watrproofing, dried them and then sprayed them with Revivex. The result was a VERY water resistant, non-absorbent pair o...

In GEAR » Another: wind pants or rain pants?
May 02, 1:07pm

My Dear Mr. Thompson, Yes, ya pays yer money and ya gets to sound off. That's only right. I pays my money here too and have sounded off once regarding the extensive but unclear (to me) "...

In GEAR » BPL reviews etc.
May 02, 12:53pm

Look at Merrill's Moab Mid boots W/O the GTX liner. I have the ones W/ the GTX liner & they are very light AND far more durable than the Rocklite "slippers".

In GEAR » Ankle high/mid summer shoes?
May 01, 1:35am

Nag, nag, nag!
Sheesh! what a bunch of whiners! Just don't read the review if the product doesn't interest you. Go play with your Cuben rain chaps.

In GEAR » BPL reviews etc.
May 01, 1:33am

5.11 pants
I own 2 pair of 5.11 nylon "canvas" pants from a company called 5.11. They supply police & other "operators" with tactical clothing & gear. These pants have double se...

In GEAR » Perfectionist looking for the perfect hiking pants...
May 01, 1:29am

As a Moment owner I looked closely at this tent and feel the Moment has many advantages not found in the Lightheart. When deciding between the two look closely at overall fabric tautness (i.e. ...

In GEAR » Lightheart Solo Tent
April 30, 12:15am

All Reader Reviews by Eric Blumensaadt

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Tarptent Scarp 2
I purchased the Scarp 2 SPECIFICALLY for 4 season use. I knew I would modifiy it for winter use when I purchased it. The Scarp 2 is my 3rd Tarptent, following a Contrail and Moment SW. Like them it...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 02, 8:09pm

Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
"Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book" is the very best book on teh eop I have ever read - and I've read most of them in the last 40 years of backcountry skiing and ca...

In Books and Media
October 24, 8:01pm

REI Kimtah
Recently got the REI Kimtah eVent parka and on a Ruby Mountains, Nevada backpack found it to be as good a wind jacket as it is a rain parka. The sale price was $159.95 which is 30% off the regular ...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 03, 1:45am

Eddie Bauer Down Sweater
I purchased an Eddie Bauer Down Sweater (their term) on sale this summer for $89. It was reviewed by Will Riveted in his extensive articles of light down jackets and got a favorable, "middle-o...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
October 27, 8:15pm

Thermarest Trail Pro Regular
I won my Trail Pro regular at a Sierra Club Outings leaders training seminar, otherwise I would not have spent the money B/C I seldom car camp. But now I have an alternative for a winter ski camping m...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 03, 9:56pm

Brunton Crux
I bought the Brunton Flex because of its wider burner ring for better heat distribution so I wouldn't get a hot spot on the bottom of my pot when cooking. I was not aware that there was a Brunt...

In Stoves - Canister
January 29, 9:38pm

tarptent moment
I give the Moment a "5" because I feel it is currently the best solo single wall tent design. It has great quality, innovative design and excellent attention to detail. My previous solo ...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
December 24, 12:52pm

Carbelas GORE-TEX® PacLite® Rainy River Parka
Cabela's Rainy River GTX PacLite parka (and pants) are THE bargain in good quality, lightweight, breathable rainwear at the 2010 regular $99. price. The Taslanized fabric is a matte finish, unlike...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 08, 12:10am

Vargo Triad XE
The XE version of Vargo's Triad is an improvement in several ways. 1. After I complained of the original removable alcohol burner being too small the company owner responded by making it larger...

In Stoves - Alcohol
May 18, 8:51pm

Brunton Flex
This is the newer version of the Prumus/Brunton Crux canister-top stove and appears to have corrected faults reported by Crux owners. First the number of fold-out pot supports has increased from 3...

In Stoves - Canister
May 10, 3:38pm