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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: 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

Re: Four Point Five Pounds.
This thread is an interesting read, largely because there's an undercurrent to it: that specific numbers assigned to weights can/do affect one's satisfaction. It is true, of course, that sh...

In Philosophy & Technique » Four Point Five Pounds.
February 10, 8:59am

Re: Synthetic vs. Down Quilt for High Altitude
Judging only by my experience, there shouldn't be a problem with using down. I've almost never has a problem with my down bag, and for years I've camped at altitudes similar to those yo...

In GEAR » Synthetic vs. Down Quilt for High Altitude
February 10, 8:43am

Re: ultralight backpacking "on the cheap" !!!!!
There have been many days when I've felt a need to carry an ax and a four-pack of sporks.

In Gear Lists » ultralight backpacking "on the cheap" !!!!!
February 03, 8:36pm

I got one
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In Gear Swap » WTT: M size Zpacks cuben pack cover for size L
January 21, 9:04am

Re: Nutritional Info
A somewhat sketchy page on

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nutritional info on dehydrated foods
January 13, 8:09am

A new part of my plans: purchase no new gear unless old gear breaks down to the point of failure. #gulp

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 2013 Plans
January 13, 8:02am

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