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Matt Lutz (citystuckhiker) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Midwest
About Me Hiker-turned-ultramarathon runner. Sorry backpack, I've neglected you.
CityMankato
StateMinnesota
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://crazyrunnerguy.blogspot.com
My PDF Gear ListWinter 2011-12

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All Forum Posts by Matt Lutz

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Re: thanks!
@Henry: I recommend the membership if only for Will's product reviews. Roger Caffin's articles are also fantastic.

In GEAR » Hi -- question to Exos users
March 06, 3:32pm

Re: Re: Minnesota winters
Trip report, /w photos Final 2.26-2.28.10 Gear List (Google Spreadsheet)

In Gear Lists » Minnesota winters
March 06, 11:14am

Re: Re: Re: I agree
I'm a big fan of being confused for a dayhiker, or not to change the subject, a fastpacker! On the definitions: I like language to be precise, because s/he/it who controls the language of th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacker mag gear issue
March 06, 5:58am

Re: Re: 24: Afton state Park - MN, A Father/Son Winter Overnight
Igloo for the win!

In Post-Trip Reports » 24: Afton state Park - MN, A Father/Son Winter Overnight
March 05, 9:10pm

Re: I agree
My review: http://crazyrunnerguy.blogspot.com/2010/03/backpackers-gear-guide-as-guilty.html

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacker mag gear issue
March 05, 9:09pm

Re: Re: Shots of the Week: March 5 - March 11
On the Superior Hiking Trail 2.26-2.28.10

In Photo Gallery » Shots of the Week: March 5 - March 11
March 05, 8:24pm

Re: my list
I only have three rules, only two of which are stated: Stated and discussed with hiking partner(s): 1. Tell me everything about pain and how you are generally feeling. If your feet hurt, I get t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unwritten Rules of Backpacking with Buddies
March 04, 7:41pm

Re: Why Should a Person Become a Member of BPL?
I'm working on a personal "Best of BPL" for my blog right now, and on preliminary draft, the vast, vast majority of the articles are by Roger Caffin. His work alone is worth the membe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why Should a Person Become a Member of BPL?
March 04, 5:33pm

Re: wow is that list of items his gear closet?
I use a gearlist that is modified from the BPL WTS sheets. The columns are, from left to right: group, function, make/model, weight, comments. There is no base weight totaled, just a full-skin-out....

In GEAR » Best gear list spreadsheet template
March 01, 6:03am

Re: Silnylon and cheap for the start
+1 make your own. It will cost you ~6 yards of silnylon, some cheap webbing, guylines you probably have sitting around, and some patience. Rectangular flat tarps are easy to make, just make sure yo...

In GEAR » New to Tarping- Advice needed!
March 01, 5:56am

All Reader Reviews by Matt Lutz

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Marmot Scree (softshell pants)
There is so much to love about these pants, but the little details kill any possibility of a 5 rating. So 4 it is. The good: The pants are made of Marmot's proprietary M3 fabric, which is a ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
October 20, 9:50am

Zpacks Z1
I bought my Z1 from a BPL forum member. It had a webbing waist belt and a removable sternum strap. I have since removed the waistbelt (via scissors) and removed the sternum strap, which was attached t...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 03, 10:22am

Montbell UL Down Inner Parka
I have a 2008 MB Inner down Parka, and I wish I would have waited until the 2009 models were released before hitting "submit order." I have a size small, which weighs in at 7.2 oz. The ja...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
October 03, 9:24am

Black Diamond Windweight (formerly Jetstream)
I have owned two pairs of BD wind-proof liner gloves - an older pair of Jetstreams and the new model, their Windweights. Both used Polartec Windbloc fabric. These gloves are excellent next-to-skin...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
October 03, 9:15am

Black Diamond Powerstretch (now Midweights)
These are my go-to liner gloves for all seasons. In three-season wear, they are are breathable and not too warm when the temperature dips. In cold and wet weather, I use them under a pair of MLD eVent...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
October 03, 8:50am