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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Back in the Front Range
About Me Solvitur ambulando sub divo.
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All Forum Posts by Dean F.

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reasons differ
I'm sure that people's reasons for going solo differ. Clearly. For me, yes, some of it is probably antisociality. When I'm on my own there is no debate about which route to take,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Findings on going solo
August 18, 12:54am

But, since you asked for PCT hanging *tips*, it doesn't seem like this has been mentioned: Sometimes it can be a pain trying to untie a clove hitch that has tightened overnight while standin...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
August 18, 12:37am

shaped by adversity
I had an experience much like Luke's, once, and was similarly scarred. A fixed-blade knife is now one of my "luxury" items. It's usually just a cheap Mora. Yes, the steel is so...

In GEAR » folding, all-purpose knife?
August 18, 12:20am

use your pot.
I've also gone back to just eating in my pot, precisely because of the mess involved in FBC. I still don't make anything that requires more than boiling water, though, and then I take the ...

In GEAR » Which makes better sense for solo?
August 17, 11:51pm

MSR Groundhogs
I seem to end up using MSR Groundhogs the most, by a considerable margin, so I guess they're my "favorite."

In GEAR » What's ur favorite tent stakes?
August 17, 11:14pm

All the others kids use gray silnylon. Stand out- use brown. Or more to the point DON'T stand out. I can spot classic silnylon-gray shelters from a mile away, with the only real exception be...

In GEAR » MLD Trailstar gray vs brown?
August 17, 11:08pm

Burt's Bees
'Nuther vote for Burt's Bees.

In GEAR » Lip balms
June 03, 5:25pm

How to Spend Money
Wow. What a question... For solo use, I assume? Cuben MLD DuoMid. A quiver of WM bags. I'd still probably just use a 1/4" full-length evazote pad with a torso-length Thermares...

In GEAR » The basic 4 if $$ were not a concern
June 03, 5:22pm

Did lower Dark Canyon
We did the lower Dark Canyon hike. Trip report here:

In Pre-Trip Planning » Dark Canyon, Utah, in May- guidance?
June 03, 3:10pm

Looking Down-Canyon, and Looking Up-Canyon. I picked up the hip jargon on bogley, a canyoneering website. Maybe now my daughter won't think I'm lame, 'cause I got the 411, etc. :)

In Post-Trip Reports » Dark Canyon, Utah, 5/2015
May 26, 1:44pm

All Reader Reviews by Dean F.

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Mary Jane's Farm Sante Fe Pasta
I just got back from a Wind River Range traverse in which I tried a couple of Mary Jane's Farm meals for the first time- I had never heard of them- and I'm impressed. Fist, my caveat: I hav...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
September 11, 3:21pm

Bushnell SolarWrap Mini
Very light, but lost points for a smaller battery capacity than competitors and for durability concerns. And, shouldn't we really have an Electronic category in Gear Reviews at this point? Put...

In Miscellaneous Products
February 09, 6:56pm

Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide -Andrew Skurka book
Wow, how to rate this book? It is NOT meant for someone who is already an experienced UL hiker. There is nothing in this book that someone like that doesn't already know or can find out in fiv...

In Books and Media
June 21, 3:43pm

Klepper Double wood framed folding kayak
I own a Long Haul Mark 2, which is a copy of the Klepper Double. Though the fasteners vary very slightly the Klepper frame can use the Long Haul hull-skins and vice versa. The guy who builds the Lon...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 27, 1:18pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
I have a slightly different kit- the 0.1 micron 4-way filter. Of the filters available I give it a 5. It's not perfect, but IMHO it is the best that is available, hands down. The 4-way kit come...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
December 08, 10:12am

La Sportiva Crosslite
Personally, I rate this shoe a 5/5 because I'm ecstatic to find a shoe that FITS! (I have mutant monkey-feet.) But generally it is probably a 4. Listen, ye, to my tale of woe... I just mov...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 27, 6:02pm

Mont Bell
My wife ordered something I wanted for my birthday from MontbellUSA (not the main company in Japan). She included several ways of contacting her. Three and a half months later it hadn't arrived, s...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 03, 11:46pm