Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter

BPL Community Profile

Eric Blumensaadt (Danepacker) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Mojave Desert
About Me Retired H.S. teacher, 10 yr. Nat'l Nordic Ski Patroller, fmr. XC racer, Army ROTC winter survival instructor, hunter, backpacker, former ACA moving water canoeing instructor, sea kayaker.
FINALLY have become a lightweight (not UL)backpacker.

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by Eric Blumensaadt

Showing 3121 - 3130 of 4334 | Page: 1 ...304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 ...434


Forum » Thread

Intended use??
If you don't need to stuff it in a stuffsack then a synthetic jacket W/ Climashield or Thermolite insulation is good. Maybe even Primaloft (only if you NEVER stuff it) If it's for active...

In GEAR » Looking for a New Winter Coat/Jacket...
September 27, 4:27pm

"5,11" brand
I prefer "5.11" brand pants of nylon "canvas" to Railriders. Plus they are only $50. a pair. The site is a Law Enforcement site but the pants are fantastic. They have doubl...

In GEAR » Best sloppy weather pants?
September 26, 3:26pm

I still think eVent is about the state-of-the-art in breathable membranse because of HOW it works as opposed to Gore-Tex's physics of vapor transmission. In fact eVent is so breathable that ...

In GEAR » Better rain gear.
September 25, 3:00pm

Better DWs
In my experience REVIVEX is the best available spray-on DWR. Gore uses it at the factory. TECTRON is #2 in effectiveness. NIKWAX wash-in DWR which is dried in a drier at med. temp. and THEN spr...

In GEAR » Does Camp-Dry affect breathability?
September 25, 2:54pm

AS I said before....
... just spring for a good bike bottle. screw-off lids are - "screwy" when on the trail.

In GEAR » Another wide mouth bottle
September 24, 3:12pm

Michael, what did you use to hold you Windpro canister inverted?

In GEAR » Finalizing other winter gear - feedback appreciated
September 24, 3:09pm

beards & thru-hikers
I used to have a beard. After breakfast I could snack on the food stuck to my beard until noon.

In GEAR » When to say when?
September 24, 3:03pm

Everett & John
I think Everett and John have the best ideas in the thread. Either leave her ("The Bag") at home or eat refried beans and punish her at night. :) That'll learn her!

In GEAR » UL way to creat more foot warmth in bag?
September 24, 3:01pm

See this XC site...
Go to "Dave's Nordic Backcountry Skiing Page" for a COMPLETE rundown on shapes and sizes of ALL backcountry touring skis. Lots of info there and you will learn all you need to kno...

In GEAR » Advice wanted on X-Country Skis?
September 23, 11:53pm

Winter stove
Nick, I have an MSR Windpro and it's really a aummer stove. I use an MSR Dragonfly for winter B/C canister stoves don't do well much below freezing. If you don't like the weight of a...

In GEAR » Finalizing other winter gear - feedback appreciated
September 23, 9:59pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Blumensaadt

Showing 1 - 10 of 30 | Page: 1 2 3



Trail designs SideWinder
The Trail Designs Sidewinder is an "alternative" fuel stove that is a 3 fuel stove. I.e. it can burn alcohol, ESBIT tablets or wood. What's more it is highly efficient at all of these...

In Cookware - Other
June 18, 1:41am

Trail Designs SideWinder for AGG 2qt pot
My 3 cup Open Country pot is the perfect size for solo camping. It fits in the Sidewinder ti stove and using ESBIT with a modified Gram Cracker tablet holder (BGET) IMHO this is the perfect size sto...

In Stoves - Other
June 08, 2:06am

Tarptent Scarp 2
I purchased the Scarp 2 SPECIFICALLY for 4 season use. I knew I would modifiy it for winter use when I purchased it. The Scarp 2 is my 3rd Tarptent, following a Contrail and Moment SW. Like them it...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 02, 8:09pm

Allen and Mike's Backcountry Ski Book
"Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book" is the very best book on teh eop I have ever read - and I've read most of them in the last 40 years of backcountry skiing and ca...

In Books and Media
October 24, 8:01pm

REI Kimtah
Recently got the REI Kimtah eVent parka and on a Ruby Mountains, Nevada backpack found it to be as good a wind jacket as it is a rain parka. The sale price was $159.95 which is 30% off the regular ...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 03, 1:45am

Eddie Bauer Down Sweater
I purchased an Eddie Bauer Down Sweater (their term) on sale this summer for $89. It was reviewed by Will Riveted in his extensive articles of light down jackets and got a favorable, "middle-o...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
October 27, 8:15pm

Thermarest Trail Pro Regular
I won my Trail Pro regular at a Sierra Club Outings leaders training seminar, otherwise I would not have spent the money B/C I seldom car camp. But now I have an alternative for a winter ski camping m...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 03, 9:56pm

Brunton Crux
I bought the Brunton Flex because of its wider burner ring for better heat distribution so I wouldn't get a hot spot on the bottom of my pot when cooking. I was not aware that there was a Brunt...

In Stoves - Canister
January 29, 9:38pm

tarptent moment
I give the Moment a "5" because I feel it is currently the best solo single wall tent design. It has great quality, innovative design and excellent attention to detail. My previous solo ...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
December 24, 12:52pm

Carbelas GORE-TEX® PacLite® Rainy River Parka
Cabela's Rainy River GTX PacLite parka (and pants) are THE bargain in good quality, lightweight, breathable rainwear at the 2010 regular $99. price. The Taslanized fabric is a matte finish, unlike...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 08, 12:10am