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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.
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All Forum Posts by Eric Blumensaadt

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TarpTent
TarpTent ships their stakes in silnylon bags. Eric

In GEAR » Silnylon Stake bags?
September 18, 7:15pm

"PERFECT FLEECE"
What you really mean is "Perfect PILE". Fleece is, in reality, very short napped fabric whereas pile looks like sheeps wool before shearing. Patagonia makes a "Retro" pile j...

In GEAR » Perfect Fleece???
September 18, 7:11pm

ORDERED!
I ordered mt TT Moment (and sold my Contrail) last week. People were intrigued by my Contrail. They should drool over the Moment. (Not literally, I hope) Despite a delay due to TT's producti...

In GEAR » New Tarptent ;this is the Moment !!!
September 16, 11:46am

Groundcloths
"Cleanliness is next to Godliness" and a groundcloth not only protects from gross abrasion it keeps your tent floor CLEAN and therefore free from tiny, ground in abrasive dirt and fine, d...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
September 11, 1:38am

TarpTent MOMENT
I just ordered a TarpTent MOMENT. It's even longer inside than my Contrail and has more headroom. Plus it's much more wind resistant and faster to pitch (tho 4 oz. heavier). Eric.

In GEAR » Tents for Tall People
September 10, 2:16am

DURABILITY!!!
The lightest durable and breathable rain suit I know of FOR THE MONEY is Cabela's Rainy River GTX PacLite rain suit. $99. for each piece. So $200. for a suit is less than most companies charge ...

In GEAR » Rain Outfit
September 10, 2:13am

Reliability and HEAT
For winter I use my MSR Dragonfly stove. No other liquid fuel stove simmers as well and its high heat output is amazing, nearly equal to the high-heat-only MSR XGK. I don't even consider ri...

In GEAR » Stove for melting snow in a tent!! (or vestibule)
September 07, 11:38pm

Thank you Roger!
Great series of tests. I own Vargo Jet-Ti and Brunton Flex upright stoves(like a Primus Crux only better, and made for Brunton by Primus). I use these with the pots listed below. I've found the...

In Editor's Roundtable » Heat Exchange Stove Shootout: Part 3
Heat Exchanger Stoves

September 07, 11:09pm

Alternative to "Railriders"
A VERY tough nylon pant is the "5.11" brand of nylon canvas Tactical Pants. These are mainly for law enforcement & SWAT teams but are great for backpacking. They have: 1. doubl...

In GEAR » Hiking pants
September 04, 5:21pm

Don't Buy
Save yer money. The Science Channel says we're overdue for a flip-flop of the magnetic poles and compasses will be usless for several hundred years. Get that GPS unit you've been coveting. ...

In GEAR » Do I need a better compass?
September 04, 5:11pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Blumensaadt

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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

Vargo Triad XE
The XE version of Vargo's Triad is an improvement in several ways. 1. After I complained of the original removable alcohol burner being too small the company owner responded by making it larger...

In Stoves - Alcohol
May 18, 8:51pm

Brunton Flex
This is the newer version of the Prumus/Brunton Crux canister-top stove and appears to have corrected faults reported by Crux owners. First the number of fold-out pot supports has increased from 3...

In Stoves - Canister
May 10, 3:38pm