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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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Pot Gripper
I've used a pot gripper since the 70s and never had a problem. I removed the handles from my JB 1 liter pot and used my Dremel tool to cut off most of the handle reciever. Those steel han...

In GEAR » Pot handles versus pot lifter
April 08, 7:10pm

Contrail & Moment
Having owned both (I sold my Contrail) I can say the Momment has so many advantages that it very much offsets the extra 4 oz. of weight difference between the two.

In GEAR » Tarptents
April 08, 4:05pm

Look at the REI Sahara shirts. SPF 30 for UV protection. Button the top button & flip up the collar if necessary.

In GEAR » Walking shirt recommendation
April 07, 12:46am

Side pockets
Sean, Ever think of adding aftermarket side pockets for those long trips? I do it on my REI Cruise UL 60 pack. They add another 800 cu. in. but they are never totally full. I put my 1st aid kit,...

In GEAR » ULA pack question
April 07, 12:44am

TT Moment
You really ned to take a close look at the TarpTent Moment. I had a Contrail for 3 years but, as nice as it was, I like the Moment much better.

In GEAR » Thoughts on tent before I pull the trigger
April 06, 12:53am

The SP LiteMax is, except for the pot stand, almost identical to my Vargo Jet-Ti stove. Now that I have a Brunton Flex I prefer it B/C it is only a teeny bit heavier but has a much wider flame ...

In GEAR » Snowpeak Litemax stove
April 05, 7:31pm

Ben, whaddya mean, "Back when I was using them.."?? Have you found some new alien technology that is better than Micropur tabs? I use 'em for my hydration bladder & a Steri...

In GEAR » MIcropur Tablets leaking out of packaging?
April 05, 1:27am

TT Moment
My Son, Heaven has sent me your request so that I may lift the scales from your eyes. Cast your gaze upon the TarpTent Moment and be saved. Yes saved I say, saved from lesser tents, creepy crawlies...

In GEAR » Looking for new shelter
April 05, 1:24am

Garmin GPS touch screens
Recently I saw a friend's Oregon GPS & the touch screeen was not nearly as bright as my Garmin Colorado. Is this a problem due to the touch screen technology? Now I see Garmin touting a ...

In GEAR » Garmin GPS touch screens
April 04, 12:06pm

Lorie, I cringe when you say that "you do feel every rock in the trail." That I do NOT want and will send 'em right back if that is how they've obtained their light weight. Gos...

In GEAR » Merrill Moab Mids
April 04, 1:14am

All Reader Reviews by Eric Blumensaadt

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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