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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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New Policy Needed!
State S&R teams & agencies need to get together and get a nationwide, inexpensive S&R insurance policy instituted. Fees could come from outdoor gear taxes (YIKES!), OR yearly user polic...

In Winter Hiking » N.H. Bills Lost Hikers $25K
October 31, 9:34pm

WHAT???
Move FROM a TarpTent? Man, have ye gone daft? Eric

In GEAR » Tarp and bivy like milk and cookies?
October 31, 9:25pm

Shelter weights
Congrats to both of you for doing the entire PCT. In 1980, as a professional trail builder, I helped build the 9 mile Snow Creek section of that trail in the San Bernardino Mts. near Wildwood, CA a...

In GEAR » PCT gear review
October 31, 1:36pm

Contrail OR...
I had a Contrail ,and in some higher winds, it can flap a bit even when fully staked out tightly. I sold it and now have a TarpTent MOMENT which is VERY stable in high winds by my own experienc...

In GEAR » The One, Lunar Solo e, Contrail, [Vamp]
October 30, 4:13pm

YEP!
Yep, cache smaller plastic bottles ya can cut open to get at the water. (And carry out all the cut bottles.) Try it at home to see how much fuel is needed per small bottle. Eric

In Winter Hiking » Water in winter on dry, snowless trail?
October 30, 12:15am

DRY HANDS
Here's my proven solution. 1. Buy gloves with Gore-Tex membrane linings too keep out external moisture. 2. Buy gloves that come with removable liners or at least can accomodate fleece and...

In Winter Hiking » Keeping hands dry in winter
October 29, 1:39pm

BUMP
Daniel, see my reply in my earlier post. Eric

In Winter Hiking » Snowshoes
October 29, 1:31pm

"...avys are predictable."
Dave, Your comment "...TO A FAIRLY LARGE EXTENT avys are predictable." is true. That predictability is why we take avy courses, a large pert of which are devoted to being ABLE to predi...

In Winter Hiking » Avalanche
October 29, 1:21pm

FireLite instead...
I prefer FireLite fuel tablest over ESBIT because they seem to burn a bit hotter and with less residue. Just do what I did and order a small carton from this site's store. Eric BTW, as ...

In GEAR » Esbit Source
October 28, 7:15pm

Cable channel BP'ing/outings show?
With all the "really keen" gear in the backpacking world and all the interesting trips folks take it seems to me a backpacking/outings show would be a natural for a once a week TV series....

In GEAR » Cable channel BP'ing/outings show?
October 28, 7:04pm

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