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D LARSON (epilektric) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Hiking is something I kind of fell into to. I have always enjoyed camping both as a child and now as an adult. When my brother decided to take up hiking I noticed that all my friends enjoyed it too.
I like the minimalist philosophy of less is more. From the beginning I have made an effort to carry as little weight as possible and only what I need. The concept was one I had been practicing on family vacations and trips since I was a teenager.
CitySt. Paul
StateMinnesota
CountryU.S.
My PDF Gear ListShort Trip - Warm Weather

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Painting titanium stakes
There has been a lot of great discussion on the topic of tent stakes. Michael Stivers mentioned Plasti-Dip and that was a thought I also had. I imagined just dipping the top hook portion for weight...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tent Stake Holding Power: Comparative Evaluation of Various Designs and Lengths
October 18, 12:51pm

Re: Rain gear?
"Apply the nano plasma ion process to a breathable wind jacket or wind pant and should be good to go... maybe I'm just missing something here???" The spec sheet states that the ion...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2008 Lightweight Footwear Roundup (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
August 21, 5:55pm

Lunar Solo E
PM sent on Lunar Solo E

In Gear Swap » Gear Closet Cleanout WM, SMD, Oware, Brasslite
August 21, 7:25am

Crosby Manitou State Park
As soon as I decide on a small light camera I'll bring my own! I was just given an Argus Bean Sprout camera. At 1oz it's interesting but the resolution is low and storage is small.

In Post-Trip Reports » Crosby Manitou State Park
August 12, 12:34pm

Crosby Manitou State Park
This is rather long but oh well... My brother, his wife and I arrived at the Crosby Manitou kiosk around noon where we found only two sites available. We decided on site 11 after some confusio...

In Post-Trip Reports » Crosby Manitou State Park
August 12, 11:59am

Re: Cleaning/drying your Platy
Hanging it to dry will slow down dry times because the water vapor becomes trapped inside. I've been told by a good friend to lay it horizontally for drying.

In GEAR » Cleaning/drying your Platy
August 03, 5:26pm

Re: First lightweight multi-day trip: gear-love!
"No chair: ... part of my trip is time spent painting, and my back definitely got tired when I was sitting with my watercolors for an hour or so with no back rest." Elizabeth, it sound...

In GEAR » First lightweight multi-day trip: gear-love!
August 01, 11:52pm

Re: headlamp with these features...
Ashley, I have a Petzl e+Lite which I find to work fabulously around camp. -Uses lithium batteries -Has white and red light modes -Has more than one output level -Lasts 45 hours -Weighs less...

In GEAR » headlamp with these features...
July 31, 11:39pm

Re: Need tips for sewing nylon fabrics
I haven't tried this but perhaps double sided tape might work? I know they make some fabric glues that are temporary and will wash away for this purpose as well.

In Make Your Own Gear » Need tips for sewing nylon fabrics
July 22, 7:10am

Actual gear weight
<"A place to enter the ACTUAL weights of gear. Then if you were interested in buying something, you could just type in the name and a REAL weight came up." That's a good idea bu...

In GEAR » weight weenies
July 18, 10:58pm

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