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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Skyscape X?
I thought we were talking about bivy sacks? But though the discussion was about bivies I see that the OP's title does say "tent/bivy," so that may have been a bad assumption on my pa...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cleaning bottom of tent/bivy etc
October 29, 6:08am

Yeah, getting late for true comfort Colorado. (Though I'm away from home just now, so I can't give timely trail beta.) That said, I had a fun trip to Great Sand Dunes National Park se...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Southern Colorado, Northern New Mexico This Week
October 28, 6:13am

I found this article about introverts a while ago, and thought it was amusing. At least to this INTJ. I myself am incredibly internally-motivated. I truly do not care what most other people ...

In Chaff » Misfit, introvert, and socially awkward
October 28, 6:03am

That's why I said to shake it off and slap it a few times. But I certainly don't wipe it off with my bandana or (heavens forfend) carry a dedicated bivy-wiping cloth.

In Philosophy & Technique » Cleaning bottom of tent/bivy etc
October 28, 4:34am

why discourage them?
Discouraging others from planning for potentially dangerous wildlife is like a religion to some people. Yes, by all means make the point that attacks are very rare, but don't discourage them f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wolf prevention
October 24, 1:02am

Frankly, most people probably do nothing. Or at least nothing more than shake it off and slap it a few times. Seems a bit OCD to worry about the cleanliness of the bottom of your bivy. That'...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cleaning bottom of tent/bivy etc
October 24, 12:44am

It's a learning process.
I don't think that "phase" is the right word. I'd instead say "learning process." I got down to an 8 pound BPW. But then I got old and- as just one example- sleepin...

In Philosophy & Technique » Was UL a phase for you?
October 24, 12:43am

Get a guidebook
The PCT is so long and so varied that this isn't a simple answer. But basically, yes, by definition ANY long hike is broken into shorter hikes between resupplies. And trust me you can carry m...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Whats a typical week like on pct?
October 24, 12:19am

testing this ridiculousness
SD hoodie And let's try the red text, too... I wonder what other colors are possible Evidently quite a few including coral violet and olive So, that's red, blue, cyan, green, ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » How do you insert an embedded link?
October 18, 6:30am

long coat
A while ago I got my wife a long down coat, knee length. She really likes it's length, so I would recommend at least considering that, since this isn't a hiking coat. I can't remember...

In GEAR » down jacket for that special someone
October 18, 5:48am

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