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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

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In GEAR » Rodent proof box for water cache ideas needed
April 08, 10:45am

But isn't residential use trivial compared to industrial and agricultural use? Domestic use in the U.S. is <10%, whereas agricultural use alone is almost 40%, and thermoelectric plants cons...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 03, 10:55am

Re: Re: cable cutters for freeing dogs from snares
While I'm not a trapping fan- if you're going to kill an animal I think you probably have an obligation to do so as quickly as possible- regarding activity on public lands I don't per s...

In GEAR » cable cutters for freeing dogs from snares
April 01, 3:52pm

Re: Re. DuoMid vs. SpeedMid
Re: "It's a bit of a mystery to me why Ron choose to not make a size optimized for two people !" The DuoMid is perfectly sized for two ultralight fanatics to shiver the night away...

In GEAR » Lightweight shelter for two in desert
April 01, 2:10pm

DuoMid vs SpeedMid
IIRC one advantage of the SpeedMid is that its apex is *just* low enough not to need a pole jack with most trek poles whereas the DuoMid does need a jack (or a rock). Not, mind you, that a 4-inch ...

In GEAR » Lightweight shelter for two in desert
March 31, 7:41pm

Re: Re. Mid vs Trailstar
Mind you, I'm the local mid pimp- I'll talk them up any chance I get. Bear that in mind. If the DuoMid might be cramped for two- and I agree that it is- consider the DuoMid XL. Or the ...

In GEAR » Lightweight shelter for two in desert
March 31, 1:25pm

Mid vs Trailstar
I have already stated my opinion that the DuoMid truly shines as a palace for one, rather than as a cramped ghetto for two. :) I haven't had a chance to play with the DuoMid XL so I cannot co...

In GEAR » Lightweight shelter for two in desert
March 31, 12:53pm

The only thing I know about hiking in Arches is that the Hayduke Trail starts there. :)

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ideas for Colorado low country in early May?
March 31, 12:42pm

Yeah, I have read that Mee has more water, in my brief research. Ideally, I guess, descend Knowles and ascend Mee? The Youngs/Lean-To loop is another backup that I have investigated in case the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ideas for Colorado low country in early May?
March 29, 7:00pm

I haven't used the Double Moment, but I used to have a 1P Moment and, yes, it is tough to argue that you wouldn't be able to find two tie-down points almost anywhere. Wicked fast to set up...

In GEAR » Lightweight shelter for two in desert
March 29, 10:39am

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