Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter

BPL Community Profile

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.

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by Eric Blumensaadt

Showing 2911 - 2920 of 4411 | Page: 1 ...283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 ...442


Forum » Thread

Both Moabs
I own Merrill Moab GTX Mid boots and Merrill Moab Ventilator shoes. Both are very comfortable. I use the shoes for day hikes and the boots for backpacking. BUT, I've put heat-moldable insol...

In GEAR » Has anyone had any experience with the Merrill Moab Ventilator shoes?
February 13, 12:39pm

Pack Bikini...
...otherwise known as a lid. ("Pack Bikini" HA! Antics with semantics)

In GEAR » While necessity is the mother of invention....
February 12, 6:01pm

"The Price"
Even if this guy DOES make most of his distance I think "THE PRICE" will come later in life with prematurely worn knees, foot problems, etc. That's just way too much wear & tear o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Initiative...12,500 miles, one year, will he do it?
February 11, 9:15pm

Sign of the (digital) times
Just now I see the top 4 threads on GEAR are: PLB use best Android GPS app. best Steripen and my own "GPS state-of-the-art"question When backpacking I routinely carry a Steripen, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sign of the (digital) times
February 11, 9:03pm

My Garmin Colorado 300 or the newer Oregon series is about the size of unit I'm thinking of. As I stated in my original post I'm asking about handheld backpacking units. Garmin, IMHO, ha...

In GEAR » present GPS state-of-the-art?
February 11, 5:24pm

present GPS state-of-the-art?
What's considered the current cutting edge GPS unit for backpacking? i.e. ease of use speed of fixing position accuracy updatable firmware/software (via internet) etc.

In GEAR » present GPS state-of-the-art?
February 11, 4:35pm

Seen 'em - don't like 'em
The ID eVent fabric is shiny & noisy. I'm most likely getting an REI eVent park. They have a dull finish & are not noisy.

In GEAR » Integral Designs Event Jacket and Thruhiker Jacket
February 11, 12:03am

measuring remaing fuel in canisters
!. set full canister in water and note water line (tilt to purge air from concave bottom) 2. mark water line of full canister 3. repeat process with partially used canister to find approx. remain...

In GEAR » Canister Stoves.
February 10, 12:49pm

Nice looking combo. I'm looking at getting a Caldera Cone titanium "Sidwinder" kit W/alky burner/ESBIT holder and Inferno wood burner. I love ESBIT and once did a 7 day Grand Ca...

In GEAR » My new Esbit cook stove kit
February 09, 5:22pm

TarpTent option
Take a look at the TarpTent "Hogback". Acres of room and very light for its size. Because the fly can be set up first it keeps the inner tent dry when setting up (or taking down) in ...

In GEAR » 3+ person Shelter recommendations
February 09, 1:16pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Blumensaadt

Showing 1 - 10 of 30 | Page: 1 2 3



Trail designs SideWinder
The Trail Designs Sidewinder is an "alternative" fuel stove that is a 3 fuel stove. I.e. it can burn alcohol, ESBIT tablets or wood. What's more it is highly efficient at all of these...

In Cookware - Other
June 18, 1:41am

Trail Designs SideWinder for AGG 2qt pot
My 3 cup Open Country pot is the perfect size for solo camping. It fits in the Sidewinder ti stove and using ESBIT with a modified Gram Cracker tablet holder (BGET) IMHO this is the perfect size sto...

In Stoves - Other
June 08, 2:06am

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