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peter vacco ( - BPL Premium Member

My Locale no. california
About Me i walk quite a bit, and probably carry too much. up to a point though, i sort of Like carrying too much.

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All Forum Posts by peter vacco

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Re: Options for 25" Wide Sleeping Pads
sometimes if i am on a site where i tend to roll off the pad, i'll tuck whatever odd extra clothing i have under the edge(s) , and that makes it work like the narrow mat is wider. i owned one ...

In GEAR » Options for 25" Wide Sleeping Pads
August 02, 10:06am

Re: Evaluating outdoor gear with open source hardware
" for someone like me, with no electronics background " uhhhh .. ok. (if you say so) very nice work such as yours will advance the art and raise the bar. because once one gets past i...

In Editor's Roundtable » Evaluating outdoor gear with open source hardware
August 02, 9:59am

Re: Going TP free, advice wanted.
no problems loosing the tp. have not carried it in decades. use a washcloth. the more synthetic'y kind work in the bush nicer than the better-at-home nappy cotton ones .. as they wring out to l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Going TP free, advice wanted.
July 30, 4:02pm

Re: Bay Area GGG Host
since most of the appeal of a GGG is social and not much hiking related at that particular time, i like the idea of Briones. we could just prop Ken up against his van, and bring him food/drink off...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
July 11, 1:00pm

how we do slides
slides Rock. there is nothing that any of us can afford that will throw an 8' wide image on a screen with half the intensity of a Leica proected slide. most of the Leia proetors are head and s...

In GEAR » old film camars and slides... what to do?
June 24, 4:51pm

Re: Monoculars
i carry the 8x20 - 10x zeiss. it is "ok". it in not "surperlative" as i was hoping it would be. sometimes if fogs up internally. 5x magnification seems not enough to get the jo...

In GEAR » Monoculars
June 20, 3:04pm

Re: FS: Bush Buddy Ultra NIB
ohhh yes. consider it gone. i'm not seeing your pm function is hooked up yet. drop me a note if you would please. cheers, v.

In Gear Swap » FS: Bush Buddy Ultra NIB
May 27, 11:01am

directly to chaff
"but the only thing that really gets me is the thought of a guy with a 2nd amendment fetish and a pickup truck full of empty beer cans deciding that I am a target of opportunity. " thi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Rational Solo Fear
May 16, 2:30pm

Re: Do You Trust a Handheld Piezo Igniter?
it is interesting to note that many of those who know what they are doing carry two mini bics, and backup matches. hmmm .. not saying that's right or wrong ... but, if listening to the voice...

In GEAR » Do You Trust a Handheld Piezo Igniter?
May 12, 9:06am

Re: Washing M90 and synthetic insulation
having blown apart a bag (or two), i suspect that most of the damage is caused by the spin cycle, where because of the high rpm, lots of pressure develops behind membranes that can't let water ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Washing M90 and synthetic insulation
May 10, 8:56am

All Reader Reviews by peter vacco

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Hilleberg Akto
all that you will read about how wonderful akto is seems to be true. also true is that for it to be habitable in all but the chillyest weather, it Desperately Needs a window in the door. the unna is i...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 17, 10:15pm