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Fred eric (Fre49) - BPL Lifetime Member

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2011 picks
1) merinos shirts, ( bpl hoodie usualy ) they are a big comfort improvement for long hikes i tried but without success some merinos boxer, like the icebreaker beast, they dont hold their shape af...

In GEAR » 2011 Backpacking Light Reader Picks
December 28, 1:36pm

For a wallet i use a tiny ziploc.

In GEAR » Alternatives to Simblissity UL gaitors and wallets
December 18, 12:58am

depends of the groun not of the shelter.
As Mike says. I remember going to Scotland cape Wrath trail with only light titanium stakes. I ended camping close to rivers whenever i could, to have a good supply of big stones.. http:...

In GEAR » Ultralight Tent Stakes
December 17, 9:20am

proto pitch
Am i wrong in seeing 2 guylines for the "door" is there a specific purpose ?

In GEAR » MLD TrailStar - Cuben
December 12, 9:24am

i didnt find much info yet on the i gotu 800
I dont own one, i was searching for a gps logger, to geo tag photos ( i was uploading some on microstock and i realized it was a pain to click them one by one on a map. From what i have read o...

In GEAR » new garmins foretrex 301 and 401
October 31, 12:02am

i gotu 800
This unit seems to be able to do the same usage as a foretrex 301/401 while being lighter battery seems to have better autonomy, but its only an impression from some reports foretrex 301 AA...

In GEAR » new garmins foretrex 301 and 401
October 30, 9:15am

my favourite wine
pomerol : trottanoy more affordable from where i live : Savennieres Bourgeuil

In Chaff » Lightweight Backpacking Wine Lovers
October 16, 6:00am

shangri la 5
now that we have a child we use a shangri la 5 as our main shelter ( the trailstar is when we want minimum weight and there is no bugs ) with a bearpaw cuben / nanoseeum inner for 3 ( to keep...

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Family/Group Backpacking Tents
October 12, 11:05am

montbell in europe
I bought my montbell half sleeve from Vargo, the shipping to europe is cheap.

In GEAR » MontBell Dealer in the UK
October 07, 12:25pm

patch kit, bring one if there are mices...
If i am doing more than an overnight i bring one. It saved a 10 days hike once, my wife neoair was punctured by mices. It was well below freezing and we were using neoair plus a R=1 foam pad. ...

In GEAR » Exped Synmat UL7
October 07, 12:06am

All Reader Reviews by Fred eric

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Mountain Laurel Design FS exodus
After a few overnight with this pack ( he was too big , but i wanted to try it asap, planning for 2013 TGO ), i just did my first one week snowshoeing hike with it. - first as i have complained on ...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
March 03, 3:09am

Black Rock Gear Hadron
I ordered an XL Hadron, because the previous blackrock hat i had was a slightly tight fit in L. Evan questionned me by mail to check if i really needed an XL. I ended with a slightly larger than nor...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
September 15, 12:30pm

MLD Trailstar
After some week end uses ill give it a 5 as a 2 adults plus 4 year old son shelter. With a ground cloth and stakes i am at about 550+150+100= 800g for 2 1/2 people. I like the simplicity , no ve...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 04, 8:03am
I wanted some dry bags for packrafting and to try shipito I bought 2 POE pneumo ltw 50l the last model with rounded bottom They sent me the 2009 model with square bottom that was on sale on their w...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 13, 12:52am

PHD minimus down socks
sizing is strange, my wife feet are 5/38 so i ordered Small in fact i can use them and my feets are 10 /44. The loft is impressing, but due to the construction you have a lot below the feet and b...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
April 01, 6:18am

Watchful Eye Designs Aloksak
i usualy use a ziploc for my money, visa card and id card while hiking this time when i left for 3 weeks in Greenland i decided to use the small aloksak that was given me with some other purchase o...

In Miscellaneous Products
August 09, 2:16pm
Had after thought and sent a mail to change order. 30 min after it i recieved answer and refund so i could redo order : Hello Frederic- No problem at all with regards to the order changes. I&#...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 10, 2:01pm

TarpTent Double Rainbow
DR in the snow! Its a great lightweight 2 persons tent. First i like the headroom and 2 larges entries . My wife and i...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
February 20, 9:36am

Garmin eTrex Legend
I bought one and only use it for snow hiking out of trails. Otherwise as i cannot hike close to my home, i dont hike often in the same place, so i wouldnt buy a 100€ map for only 5-6 days of use. ...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
December 11, 11:40pm