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Tad Englund (bestbuilder) - BPL Professional Member

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Re: The Enchantments Permit Lottery
I didn't get the Lottery either this year and put in open dates for 3 zones anywhere between 7/24 thru 9/10. Boy, it is tough to get in this year.

In Pre-Trip Planning » The Enchantments Permit Lottery
March 12, 2:08pm

Re: Thesis Survey
SM, let us know when you have cleared up some of the above posted confusion and I'll be happy to take some time for the survey (but I don't want to waste time on nebulos questions)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thesis Survey
March 03, 5:34pm

Re: Moving on, but where to?
Jonathan, I totally agree that some of the stuff in the box is a waste of shipping and should be culled from the box to make room for other items. Maybe if two people can go through it together ...

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
February 24, 4:02pm

Re: REI credit card bennies?
I'm with David on this (though I do have a REI card), most of my purchases are on my mileage card, that way I get a free trip once or twice a year to somewhere that I want to go. Since I donā...

In GEAR » REI Claus is Coming to Town!!!
February 23, 4:55pm

Re: Re: creating holes in ccf pad
Rather than a metal rod you could use a metal/plastic/ABS/PVC pipe and cut your holes. Roughen up the end and it will cut great. Also, if you melt the holes they may have a hard edge (uncomfort...

In Make Your Own Gear » creating holes in ccf pad
February 23, 4:33pm

Re: alternate to grommets
David, great idea, I never thought of that.

In Make Your Own Gear » 210d Dyneema X Gridstop-Question
February 18, 12:33pm

Re: Re: question for Tad
Bob, Doug beat me to the post. It is much smaller than the Idaho version, but spectacular none the less, and some good fishing too.

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » what trips does your troop have planned for this year?
February 18, 10:39am

Biathlon at winter camp
Bob, given the recent Olympic events, your activity sounds like a lot of fun for the boys (BB Guns and skis). You probably had everything covered, but for others reading this, please be aware of t...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Looking for help with Winter Sierra Nevada Snow Camping Survival Skill for Scouts
February 18, 10:32am

Re: what trips does your troop have planned for this year?
We formed a new troop this year so this year the big trip is to Camp Parsons on the Olympic Penisula (2 year wait list). We have a young group of boys so a Scout Camp will be perfect to get them s...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » what trips does your troop have planned for this year?
February 17, 3:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Return dilemma
Doug your failing is just your opinion. Its a fact that you were a lemon from the beginning. Your poor mum, she wasn't given a good return policy! When I fail, I keep telling my wife "...

In GEAR » Return dilemma
February 14, 1:33pm

All Reader Reviews by Tad Englund

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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
The mattress totally sucked the heat out of me. See this thread for more info about this mattress.

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
November 11, 6:39pm