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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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NOPE, but...
No experience with these overboots BUT ya gotta wonder just how slippery or grippy those soles non-lugged will be. Jus' sayin'...

In GEAR » Forty Below Light Energy Shorty overboots
September 13, 3:54pm

I had an MSR Dragonfly and, though heavy, it simmered better than ANY white gas (petrol) stove I've ever seen. But I sold it to get the MSR Whisperlite Universal multi fuel stove. Not sure ...

In GEAR » winter stove replacement
September 11, 7:23pm

The Moment DW is my choice for solo 4 season camping (with the ripstop inner). I'll be using it in October for hunting in northern Nevada. Look at my photos in "Tarptent Thread" in...

In GEAR » New Tent Tarptent Moment DW or Rainbow
September 11, 12:02pm

It Depends...
One or two nights and you're OK without a VBL as not enough perspiration will build up in your bag to notice - especially if you can air your bag out during the day for at least 30 minutes.. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Use VBL @ 35 degrees in 40-degree bag, or bring warmer bag?
September 09, 11:49pm

Well Son of a GUN!
Thanks Ken for the link. So another "Mountain Equipment" exists, and Brit at that. Who'd a thunk it. Never hurts to bookmark another supplier. ;o)

In GEAR » Mountain Equipment clothing
September 09, 11:44pm

I love winter camping. I've used my lamp oil fired lantern to heat my 3 man dome tent a bit but a wood stove should be SO much nicer. So Tim, I think even if you don't happen to figure o...

In Editor's Roundtable » Micro Wood Stove for Alpine / Snow Camping, Part 1
September 09, 11:39pm

Good, detailed list
Diana, This is what I'm talking about in my recent post about "lists? LISTS?". You have laid out your destination, your personal data and a very complete and categorized list. Exce...

In Gear Lists » Te Araroa / First Thru-Hike Gear List
September 07, 3:32pm

Clelland's "extraterrestrial interests" and list formats
So Mike is now searching for evidence of ET? Cool. I wonder, will alien girls be easy? Mark, gear list FORMAT. Persactly! You hit the nail on the head. What is needed is a FORMAT, a TEMPLATE...

In Gear Lists » lists? LISTS??
September 07, 1:58pm

FLY HEM STAKE LOOPS: With both my "winterized" Tarptents, the Moment DW and Scarp 2, I have added fly hem stake loops, 4 loops on each tent. 1.) I first did this because I needed to ...

September 07, 1:25pm

Cabela's online
Cabela's has a large selection of long underwear, the biggest I've ever seen. I still have Cabela's polyester mid weight and polar weight long johns from 12 years ago that I've ...

In GEAR » Long underwear?
September 06, 6:48pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Blumensaadt

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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