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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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"...weight and simplicity"
Evan, Better test both out with the same load for the same amount of time. GoLite may be better for your body but I know Osprey works well for me. I'd rather have the comfort of fit and shav...

In GEAR » Osprey or Golite
March 08, 1:27pm

Look online at Cabela's several models of polyester long johns. I've had 2 pair of Thermastat underwear for the past TEN years and they are still in excellent condition after Nordic patroll...

In GEAR » Thermal Underwear?
March 08, 1:24pm

From just looking at the online descriptions I like the Osprey Talon 44. More features and better suspension.

In GEAR » Osprey or Golite
March 08, 1:20pm

Sealing my Moment
I sealed my Moment (and earlier Contrail) with a 5:1 mixture of 5 parts ODORLESS mineral spirits to 1 part GE silicon. I put it in a plastic jar so I could shake it well to mix it thoroughly every...

In GEAR » Seam Sealing a Tarptent
March 08, 10:23am

"Water Pocket"
My "water pocket" is right in front, at waist level as part of my Dana Designs Wet Rib front pouch. (The black blob in my photo at left.) That bottle is for my electrolyte drink. For most...

In GEAR » What I would like to see on a pack...
March 07, 10:31pm

"Toe" Warmers
The smallest chemical warmers are the "toe" warmers. I could make my fleece wrapper with a Velcro closing slit to hold the warmers against the hose. That seems the most practical way to a...

In Winter Hiking » Hydration Hoses & Cold Weather
March 07, 2:47pm

Check out "Dave's Nordic Backcountry Skiing Page" for a rundown on ALL types of skis suitable for Nordic skiing. A lot of the models mentioned are old and out of production but wh...

In Winter Hiking » Backcountry/Tele Skiing
March 07, 2:37pm

"Heat Exchanger"
Bob, I've actually read of such a hose heat exchange! I'll have to GOOGLE to find it. Eric

In Winter Hiking » Hydration Hoses & Cold Weather
March 06, 11:42am

"Back in the Day"
I used to solve my cold weather hydration problem by carrying a high quality wine bota under my GTX parka. I took off the leather shoulder strap & replaced it W/a 1/2" webbing strap and...

In Winter Hiking » Hydration Hoses & Cold Weather
March 06, 11:38am

Canoeing courses
I recommend the American Canoe Association's "Moving Water" and "White Water" instructor's courses. That's because you need to instruct Scouts well BEFORE they ar...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Adult training courses for higher adventure trips
March 05, 9:14pm

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