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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Back in the Front Range
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All Forum Posts by Dean F.

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What kind of winter?
Will you be going out in WINTER, or just in winter? Because if you plan to be out in frankly dangerous WINTER conditions I would have to recommend getting a true bomber 4-season tent like the Hill...

In GEAR » Tent - lightweight two person double walled tent suitable for cold wet winter weather in northeast
August 25, 11:33pm

BIG hug. I can always wash afterwards. :) PS-- for those who are wondering about this, Tom and I have a history of very, er, prolonged and frank foreign policy discussions on these forums.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diamox vs Ibprofin for AMS?
August 25, 11:19pm

Yes, rain gear is not useless
The people here who seem to think that raingear is useless have clearly never hiked in a COLD rain. Yes, your skin is waterproof. Yes, you'll still get wet under your raingear. This is not t...

In GEAR » Rain Pants - are they worth it?
August 25, 11:14pm

rain chaps
If your rain top is cut long then silnylon rain chaps can be a great option. Cheap, quite waterproof as such things go, and you still get good (crotch) ventilation. Sierra Designs recently came o...

In GEAR » Rain Pants - are they worth it?
August 25, 9:10am

Non-Technical Canyon Hiking Guide to the Colorado Plateau
Also, Kelsey's book is awesome:

In Pre-Trip Planning » Arizona/Utah end of October suggestions
August 25, 8:59am

hipbelt weight
The Aarn front pockets have aluminum stays in them that put the weight mostly on the hipbelt as well. It's not like there's a ton of front weight on the shoulder straps. I do occasionally...

In GEAR » Bladder up front
August 25, 8:52am

Re: Re: Acclimatization
Dave- I'm not saying that I haven't popped 800mg now and then. I may do so very shortly, as a matter of fact, because I have over-done some squats and I can barely walk... I prescr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diamox vs Ibprofin for AMS?
August 25, 8:37am

brainless steam baking
For those of us for whom steam baking is "too complex," a potential solution:

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » brainless steam baking
August 24, 1:51am

No, they don't. It is assumed that taking 3 weeks to acclimatize would clearly be superior. :) And, yes, we're only talking about like a 25% difference with the drugs. Which is nothin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diamox vs Ibprofin for AMS?
August 24, 12:43am

Does this count?
I've stuck a 2L bladder in each of the front pockets of an Aarn on a few occasions (so total 4L). Does that count? It works great for carrying a lot of water on a desert hike, with more in th...

In GEAR » Bladder up front
August 24, 12:35am

All Reader Reviews by Dean F.

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Mary Jane's Farm Sante Fe Pasta
I just got back from a Wind River Range traverse in which I tried a couple of Mary Jane's Farm meals for the first time- I had never heard of them- and I'm impressed. Fist, my caveat: I hav...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
September 11, 3:21pm

Bushnell SolarWrap Mini
Very light, but lost points for a smaller battery capacity than competitors and for durability concerns. And, shouldn't we really have an Electronic category in Gear Reviews at this point? Put...

In Miscellaneous Products
February 09, 6:56pm

Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide -Andrew Skurka book
Wow, how to rate this book? It is NOT meant for someone who is already an experienced UL hiker. There is nothing in this book that someone like that doesn't already know or can find out in fiv...

In Books and Media
June 21, 3:43pm

Klepper Double wood framed folding kayak
I own a Long Haul Mark 2, which is a copy of the Klepper Double. Though the fasteners vary very slightly the Klepper frame can use the Long Haul hull-skins and vice versa. The guy who builds the Lon...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 27, 1:18pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
I have a slightly different kit- the 0.1 micron 4-way filter. Of the filters available I give it a 5. It's not perfect, but IMHO it is the best that is available, hands down. The 4-way kit come...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
December 08, 10:12am

La Sportiva Crosslite
Personally, I rate this shoe a 5/5 because I'm ecstatic to find a shoe that FITS! (I have mutant monkey-feet.) But generally it is probably a 4. Listen, ye, to my tale of woe... I just mov...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 27, 6:02pm

Mont Bell
My wife ordered something I wanted for my birthday from MontbellUSA (not the main company in Japan). She included several ways of contacting her. Three and a half months later it hadn't arrived, s...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 03, 11:46pm