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Aaron Benson (AaronMB) - BPL Forum Member

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Re: non-freestanding
""Actually it shouldn't make much difference if a tent is freestanding or not, both require the same methods of attachment."" The very definition of a freestanding shelte...

In GEAR » Quick question about setting up Duomid (or similar tarps/tents)
September 06, 1:54pm

Re: Re: If yr gear aint trashed ...
Well, I suppose it is easier to be lazy, trash gear, and find an excuse. With this line of thinking, it's no wonder why I sometimes get smug comments on the trail like "Oh, look who'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » If yr gear aint trashed ...
September 06, 1:39pm

Re: Quick question about setting up Duomid (or similar tarps/tents)
Any non-freestanding tent 'can' be problematic to setup on rocky terrain. There are a few ways to deal with it though and people do it all the time. If the ground is a mixture of soil an...

In GEAR » Quick question about setting up Duomid (or similar tarps/tents)
September 06, 1:12pm

Re: Re: Forum support
I like Mary's idea, overall. If three subforums is too many, perhaps Trip Planning and Trip Announcements/Hiking Partners can go into one section (as Dave T originally suggested), as they...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » PLEASE rename TRIP REPORTS and TRIP ANNOUNCMENTS
September 06, 12:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Need some good advice on large water carry
I don't know about animals and water caches. Depending on the animal(s), maybe you could cover the cache with rocks or hang...? Hot water doesn't feel good going down the tube when it...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Need some good advice on large water carry
September 06, 11:13am

Re: Need some good advice on large water carry
This doesn't get at your pack/carry question, but if I may: How far out will you be? You mention hiking back to the car if needs be, so I wonder if you can't do the first few miles from ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Need some good advice on large water carry
September 06, 10:26am

Re: REI
"Good looking out" but the $50 sale is on the Classic.

In Gear Swap » WTB: SteriPEN Adventurer Opti water Purifier UV Light
September 05, 9:52am

Re: Re: Re: I want to cut the Silnylon floor out of my MLD Bug Bivy
Square for square, I'd assume the polycryo is a bit lighter. But, if that bivy floor tested mostly water proof/resistant (don't forget site selection!), I'd probably opt to keep the...

In Make Your Own Gear » I want to cut the Silnylon floor out of my MLD Bug Bivy
September 04, 10:39am

Re: I want to cut the Silnylon floor out of my MLD Bug Bivy
For a guy who cuts out the pockets in his pants: drop the polycryo and get a Blackrock down hat and lose 2.25oz. (lol) :P Have you set up the bivy out back and hosed down the grass? Try it at ho...

In Make Your Own Gear » I want to cut the Silnylon floor out of my MLD Bug Bivy
September 04, 10:11am

Re: Re: Re: Solo Wilderness Security
I think I'll leave the Casull at home and pack my higher-caliber keyboard. EDIT: It's lighter anyway.

In GEAR » Solo Wilderness Security
September 01, 8:41am

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