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Brett Rasmussen (ascientist) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Grants Pass, Oregon
About Me I'm a Physician Assistant working at a lung clinic. I'm married and have two young daughters. I dabble in ultralight, bushcraft, and even car camping. I enjoy making my own equipment, but also believe some things make more since to buy. Volunteering with the local search and rescue gives me a practical use for light weight gear.
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I also coated the TT Moment with a 5:1 ratio. It was a fairly heavy coating than might have been done and covered the entire upper portion of the tent. It now weight 31.1 oz on my scale. I for g...

In GEAR » Sil-nylon Misting
March 28, 7:51am

Re: Silk coatings
The last time I was painting 4:1 diluted silicone on some silnylon I was wearing a light silk shirt and got some on it in a spot. It soaked right in and looked like it could be waterproof. I thin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silk coatings
March 26, 4:56pm

Re: Sil-nylon Misting
I've experienced misting once. It was in a tarptent that was fairly new. Not that I think it is anything particular to tarptents. At the time I had never heard of silnylon misting. I initia...

In GEAR » Sil-nylon Misting
March 25, 7:07pm

Re: calories needed a day this will give you your estimated Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) then multiply by activity level:

In GEAR » Base Weight Vs. Consumables Discussion
March 23, 6:50am

Re: Calories needed a day
The Harris Benedict equation is one of the better proven formulations to estimate caloric needs. Here is a website that does most of the calculating for you:

In GEAR » Base Weight Vs. Consumables Discussion
March 22, 6:31am

Finding water weight This is my favorite site for getting in depth food information. Enter the food of interest and most of the time water weight can be found (right hand column near t...

In GEAR » Base Weight Vs. Consumables Discussion
March 21, 9:56pm

In theory the more saturated the fat, the more carbon-hydrogen bonds to be broken and thus more energy.

In GEAR » Base Weight Vs. Consumables Discussion
March 21, 5:43pm

The energy per weight of food is somewhat fixed: 9 Kcal/gram for fat 4 Kcal/gram for carb. and protein. (7Kcal/gram for alcohol) The remaining variables that increase weight are packaging,...

In GEAR » Base Weight Vs. Consumables Discussion
March 21, 4:37pm

Re: Re: Plantar Warts
If your willing to put up with the pain it's a good idea to communicate to your doctor that you would prefer an aggressive treatment rather than the possibility of multiple treatments.

In GEAR » Plantar Warts
March 17, 5:28pm

Re: Plantar Warts
I like it. I'm all for keeping health care costs down. Home lesion removal may be a little more painful or take a little longer to heal. As long as you’re willing to put up with that, and ...

In GEAR » Plantar Warts
March 17, 12:12pm

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