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Daniel Pittman (pitsy) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Central Texas
About Me Born: Mississippi. Raised: Houston. Boy Scouts, BMX, camping. Navy: Great Lakes, Orlando, Norfolk, Guantanamo, San Diego. Hitch-hiked from S.D. to NYC. Bike shops. Moved to: Austin, then Round Rock. Made a baby with: Melissa McChristian. Favorite place: Grand Teton. Favorite animal: Black Bear.
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All Forum Posts by Daniel Pittman

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Sun shirt?
I have two options at my disposal. First up is a linen button-down. Absorbs sweat well and releases it slowly, way better than cotton in high humidity. No idea of the SPF, but I don't get bu...

In GEAR » Sun Shirt
June 04, 9:13pm

50L pack w/trampoline suspension
About that Osprey pack... If it fits you well, you're going to love it. My only gripes are the nearly unusable hip belt pockets, and the center of gravity. Careful packing will manage the CO...

In GEAR » Good ~50L pack with "trampoline" (off the back) suspension and extension collar?
June 01, 1:58pm

Repair questions
For the pinhole in a wool base layer, I've used superglue with some success.

In GEAR » A Couple Repair Questions!
June 01, 1:27pm

Caffeine pills
I haven't had any caffeine in ten years, and never was a coffee drinker. However, my life partner/accomplice is a barista at Starbucks and loves a Via iced coffee when we're away from hot w...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » caffeine pills instead of coffee?
May 31, 8:45pm

sleeping pads
I love my Exped UL7. I'll carry a thin foam pad as extra protection/backup. The Shnozzle pumpbag works great and weighs very little. I keep my sleeping clothes and socks in it to separate them ...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad - What others should I consider?
May 26, 9:46pm

re: basic 4 for a newb with $$
Welcome to the club! We're all still trying to figure it out ourselves.... I think more than gear recommendations, you probably need an introduction to some of the concepts that guide what w...

In GEAR » The basic 4 if $$ were not a concern
May 26, 9:24pm

Nice shoe repair!
How's that working out? I dig the finishing touch with the duct tape. I also am not a fan of Beanie-Weenie. The song was cute, though, so at least something good came of it.

In Editor's Roundtable » Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 14
September 03, 9:31pm

Re: The Hilleberg House Project
You should do it. I lived on a sailboat for two years while working and attending community college. Granted, this was in San Diego so the weather worked in my favor, but there were still plenty of...

In GEAR » The Hilleberg House Project
June 01, 9:25pm

Depending on location, burning TP can be hazardous. Burying it is not ideal either. Packing out used TP is the only method I endorse. Personally, I avoid the problem all together by either using na...

May 02, 11:38pm

Re: Re: tetanus
I had tetanus once. It's no joke. Went to the doctor with a sore throat and back spasms. Diagnosed with strep throat, and about to be discharged when a violent back spasm hit. The doctor said, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 21, 8:32pm

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MSR Titan Kettle
Use it with a fancy feast stove. Cut a wind-screen as tall as will fit inside the kettle. Store your stove, matches, mini bic, fuel, bandana, olive oil, s&p, Dr. Bronner's, etc. inside it. ...

In Cookware - Titanium
May 26, 10:37pm