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Einstein X (EinsteinX) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale The Netherlands
About Me Started hiking somewhere around Y2K, with a 50 pound pack, incl. food, water and fuel.
That dropped down to ~37 pounds incl. f, w & f, which wasn't that bad concidering traditional gear and food for ten days!
Than the UL bug bit me and my gear weight dropped and dropped to a baseweight of ~10 pounds for my Scotland-16-day-Solo.
Going solo for 3 days two nights max, baseweight is down to 4lbs2; Going solo for longer baseweight is down to 8lbs2.
CountryThe Netherlands
My PDF Gear ListGear list TGO Challenge 2008

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Re: Re: Re: Svea 123
"...but why be in such a hurry? You're at camp, you're not going anywhere, what's the rush?" I'm hungry!!! Even though I'm snacking properly, the last one was two h...

In Editor's Roundtable » Everything Weighs Something
May 09, 8:14am

Good for you!
As Ryan C said, this is the first article in a long time that I haven't skipped through. Not that other articles here on BPL are bad, simply don't have a lot of time. What a great read t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Everything Weighs Something
May 07, 1:12am

Re: Superfeet
Hmmm, I think this is a discussion with no right or wrong answer. It is very similar to the discussion if you need heavy boots or light trailrunners on a hike and the answer to that question is sim...

In GEAR » Superfeet
March 28, 10:21am

Re: Re: The perfect jacket
"Sorry, but you'll need to pare down your expectation here." :D Why? You mean I cannot get Red-Sea-parting DWR AND naked-skin breathability? I know this is the holy greal of any ga...

In GEAR » The perfect jacket
March 25, 11:44pm

Re: Re: Food belongs in gear list
"For example, mashed potatoes with and without olive oil is very different." Sure, but if you'd be a really good cook, you'd know that mashed potatoes need butter and a raw egg...

In GEAR » Base Weight Vs. Consumables Discussion
March 24, 10:04am

Re: My new Marmot Essence jacket
Looks sweet indeed, but it's waterproof hardshell and I'm not looking for waterproof only a water resistant softshell. However my PacLite also needs replacing, so this might be a good conte...

In GEAR » The perfect jacket
March 24, 10:00am

Food belongs in gear list
Since I started to use a spreadsheet to help keep my gear weight to a minimum, I also added food and water to the list, please refer to the pdf gear list below that I made before my TGO hike. Per r...

In GEAR » Base Weight Vs. Consumables Discussion
March 24, 5:44am

The perfect jacket
Let me start by saying that when I'm out hiking I do not like softshells. They have a poor warmth to weight ratio. They shed a little rain, so buy the time it's raining a lot and I don my h...

In GEAR » The perfect jacket
March 24, 12:06am

weaken fabric
How about the chemical reaction between the glue and the fabric, won't that weaken the fabric? Eins

In Editor's Roundtable » Adventures in Laminating Silicone-Impregnated Fabrics
March 09, 9:55am

Re: Re: Acronyms
"Eins: EMT = Emergency Medical Technician EMS = Emergency Medical Services" John, I got the E and M right, thanx for clearing up the T and S. Eins

In Editor's Roundtable » Be Prepared, Not Equipped
January 28, 11:33am

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