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Eric Fredricksen (efredricksen) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Eric Fredricksen

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Looks a lot like my kit
That's pretty close to my current list (not the list on my profile, which isn't current). Most of my lightweight backpacking is armchair style; I'm fairly well informed by this site but...

In Gear Lists » 8 pound base weight
September 19, 9:53pm

Re: Re: Re: duct tape?
"So put one less ounce of water in it." Well, an ounce less water is an ounce less water. The purpose of those things is to hold water. But I'm just saying it seems a little overbu...

In GEAR » steripen compatible container
September 17, 10:27am

Re: duct tape?
I don't think there is a grommet you can buy the exact weird shape of the Adventurer. I wish they made one. And I'm not sure about the Gatorade bottle, but the Vitamin Water bottle I was...

In GEAR » steripen compatible container
September 16, 11:32pm

Improvements
Having watched some of his videos now, I can immediately see some improvements I think he could make: - Microweight wool T-shirts rather than (his sponsors') synthetic to better deal with od...

In Other Activities » BPW 0.0
September 13, 12:21pm

BPW 0.0
If you're traveling in civilization, you can get by with a base pack weight of 0 grams (0.000 lbs). This guy is going around the world with no luggage at all: http://www.rtwblog.com/

In Other Activities » BPW 0.0
September 13, 11:54am

Unencompass, repole
If your compass is really 1.9oz (is the lanyard on there? Suunto says that model is supposed to be 1.2oz), and you don't really use it much, you could save an ounce by switching to the less awe...

In Gear Lists » "Expert" List Needs Fresh Perspective
September 09, 10:14pm

Re: Is a dry bag odor-proof?
Thanks, Gary. That pretty much answers my question then. Ah well. (How many rolls did you do on the cat food dry bag?)

In Multiple Use Gear » Is a dry bag odor-proof?
September 09, 3:10pm

Re: Re: Is a dry bag odor-proof?
Hm. I guess the difference between an ALOKSAK and an OPSAK is that the former has an impermeable seal, but the latter is sealed in terms of pores on the sides... And ziplocks are permeable everywhe...

In Multiple Use Gear » Is a dry bag odor-proof?
September 09, 1:40pm

Is a dry bag odor-proof?
Wishful thinking, probably, but might a dry bag be odor-proof, for improved bear bagging? (I don't really understand how most any old unpunctured ziplock bag isn't odor-proof, frankly.)

In Multiple Use Gear » Is a dry bag odor-proof?
September 09, 1:23pm

Yours vs. others'
I'm wondering if clean hands are less important when hiking solo. It seems very possible that your own GI fauna would be less harmful to you that that of others'.

In Editor's Roundtable » Hand Sanitizers: My Journey Towards Discovering Best Practices for Wilderness Hygiene
September 04, 4:27pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Fredricksen

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Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket
Fit is a bit loose around the body for a large, I think; other than that the amount of warmth it provides for so little weight is lovely. (And there I am wearing it in my avatar picture.)

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 07, 1:06pm