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Erik Danielsen (er1kksen) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale The Western Door
About Me Living and working between adventures. So far those have included the Andes, the Adirondacks, the nooks and crannies of WNY, and being a not-quite-UL wanderer all over the east coast.
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All Forum Posts by Erik Danielsen

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WNY
Surprisingly, there's some pretty good terrain here in the leftmost tip of the state. Long-distance epics are in short supply but Allegany has some good hiking, Zoar Valley and Letchworth Gorge...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking in Upstate NY
March 29, 9:46pm

Contents?
That looks an awful lot like a Golite Ultra 20 (which I use as well) so I'm curious about what else you pack to keep it at around 4 lbs?

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG Backpack
March 28, 2:48pm

14ers
According to my highly developed astronumeropharmocological divining algorithms, since you graduate on the 7th, and you want to do a 7-day trip, and 7+7=14, if you do anything BUT climb some 14ers ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What to do after graduation?
March 27, 8:13pm

Re: Bandoleer
It's probably a personal thing. I know when I'm working with a 10-15 lb. daypack I tend to carry with just one strap going over my shoulder and across my chest. Somehow it's just more c...

In GEAR » my dirty big secret, PLEEZ Read!!
March 27, 9:22am

Darn
I was up there just last week, couchsurfing and exploring the city! If only I had known this was coming up... Glad to hear it went to swimmingly!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Speaking at National Geographic HQ on March 14
March 15, 8:13am

Re: when yr happy and you know it clap yr hands !!!
I will not be satisfied until I can store all of the things I need to live indefinitely (with no expenses other than food) in my pockets without it looking ridiculous. I figure if eastern asceti...

In Philosophy & Technique » How light is light enough?
March 14, 2:30pm

Re: So, now that it is over
Eh, with some serious gear revisions (as in: dop the packweight as low as possible) and some real pre-attempt training I don't see why it's not a possibility. Very much a challenge, yes, bu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Initiative...12,500 miles, one year, will he do it?
March 14, 2:23pm

Re: So...
He can have my old job at the peanut butter factory if he likes. As for me, I quit and now live out of my backpack, not dissimilar to what Sam was up to, but I decided to be smart and go somewhere ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Initiative...12,500 miles, one year, will he do it?
March 13, 5:40pm

Re: Coca v.s. cacao
Yes, it's easy to confuse the two if you're not previously familiar. I'm not aware of cacao products having any of the altitude-adjusting effects of coca, however. This hot chocolate...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » homeopathic "meds" for altitude
March 13, 1:46pm

Inflammation
If you have a lot of wheat in your diet, you might try cutting out all gluten for a while. When most people hear "gluten free" they think of celiacs and crohn's disease but a lot of p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Young person experiencing foot pain+more on the trail...
March 13, 1:43pm

All Reader Reviews by Erik Danielsen

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five ten camp four
I have owned and loved a pair of these and worn them until their current state of having gaping holes in the sides. Observations: great fit, decent support and cushioning (never any sore feet) and...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 10, 7:29am