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Harrison Carpenter (carpenh) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale St. Vrain River Valley
About Me They call me Carp-Dawg, Dr. C, The Rodent Whisperer, and/or Rat Man-- depending upon who they are and what they see me doing.
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All Forum Posts by Harrison Carpenter

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Re: Still going without tp?
Here's what I do: the morning I embark for the trailhead, I stop at McDonald's to visit the bathroom. I grab about 4-6 napkins adorned with the logo, which then serve as my TP. Somehow, usi...

In GEAR » Still going without tp?
March 20, 9:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: The "I don't get it" thread
Anyone from da Yoop will tell you trolls live south of St. Ignace.

In Philosophy & Technique » The "I don't get it" thread
March 10, 5:16pm

Re: No spoon?
Tragic. :-)

In Gear Lists » Feedback on my Gear?
March 04, 6:29pm

Re: Numbness in thighs from heavy loads
"The problems described in the article probably depend on body variations (size, fat, muscle, fitness, gender), pack design, weight, and field conditions." Agreed. I'd like to read...

In Philosophy & Technique » Damage from backpacks
February 26, 8:18am

Re: wildlife
When I was camped out in a shelter on Isle Royale in 2001, I woke at first light to discover a deer mouse scavenging through my backpack. All my food was double-bagged, so I wondered what s/he was ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best wildlife encounters?
February 24, 8:12pm

Re: External Frame Packs?
From what I remember, external frames enable you to separate the weight from your back, enabling you to hold more of it on your hips. An added benefit is that weight distribution allows you to walk...

In GEAR » External Frame Packs?
February 24, 6:37pm

Re: Sporking
I've been a longstanding believer in the spork. Beans, rice, quinoa, oats, pasta... name it, and I'd give you reasons for eating it with a spork. I'm thinking this might have to chan...

In GEAR » Sporks SUCK!!!
February 23, 5:44pm

Anecdotally speaking
One thing I've noticed (since I started hiking in the Rockies, at least) is that many of the women I pass (or pass me!) on the trails seem to enjoying themselves more than the men-- many of the...

In Philosophy & Technique » Women and men on the trail
February 17, 7:58am

Thanks, all (especially Jennifer for your detailed insight). This all suggests to me that I may need to modify my training somewhat; I suppose it's time to talk to someone, eh?

In GEAR » Boots, shoes, and knee support
February 12, 7:26pm

Boots, shoes, and knee support
I've a quick question for all you kinesiologists. Do boots, with their ankle support, also support one's knees? I wonder about this today, with my second case of runners' knee flami...

In GEAR » Boots, shoes, and knee support
February 12, 7:26am

All Reader Reviews by Harrison Carpenter

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TarpTent Notch
This is more of an initial test report. After sealing my Notch's seams, and doing several test-pitches in my backyard, I took it out into Colorado's Indian Peaks Wilderness Area for an overnig...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 23, 7:09pm