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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.
StateColorado
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear List3-day, 3-season, Solo

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All Forum Posts by Harrison Carpenter

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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

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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 Livestrong.com: http://www.livestrong.com/article/409547-do-dehydrated-foods-lose-their-nutritional-value/

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

2013
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

+1
Indeed, a good read. Back in my days as a Boy Scout in Northern Michigan, my troop would go out to camp in the Winter. The Scoutmaster (who had a military background) used our meals as places to te...

In Editor's Roundtable » Close Encounters with Hypothermia
January 10, 7:42am

Not philosophy, but...
I like "learning to adjust to be more with less of the physical things," but that's not so much a philosophy as an educational goal. On the other hand, "be more with less" h...

In Philosophy & Technique » King of Denial
January 09, 5:35pm

Re: The "Light" Experience
So what would you call the "philosophy" of "backpacking light"?

In Philosophy & Technique » King of Denial
January 09, 8:36am

Modifications
I did some minor modifications to my Goliite Pinnacle-- trimmed excess length off all the straps and hip belt, and cut off the ice axe loops. Not much weight savings, really-- less than 4 oz.

In GEAR » Modifying Osprey Exos
January 06, 8:20am

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