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peter vacco (fluff@inreach.com) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale no. california
About Me i walk quite a bit, and probably carry too much. up to a point though, i sort of Like carrying too much.

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All Forum Posts by peter vacco

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Re: My first pack
as stated.. older machines can very likely be better units. singer is good, and you can get zillions of cool feet from them. teflon, roller, zipper. if looking at a vintage singer, make sure it ...

In Make Your Own Gear » My first pack
February 10, 8:14pm

Re: Integral Designs Event Jacket and Thruhiker Jacket
i have put enough miles on my thru-hiler to know it's a good thing. breathes very well. i can pack and not sweat out. this is an improvement from before. the sizing is generous and the sleeves ...

In GEAR » Integral Designs Event Jacket and Thruhiker Jacket
February 10, 8:00pm

Re: Re: Fishnet underwear, once again
It's still popular among some outdoor enthusiasts. Brynje has been making it for years - they're stuff is sold through Reliable Racing in Queensbury, NY. The interesting thing about the new...

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter ISPO 2011: Day 3 - A Smorgasbord of Worldly Flavors
February 10, 7:29pm

Re: Re: "Invitation: BPL 3rd Annual Trip"
i have wood planned too. smaller stuff though. "recycling" a pedestal bed off craig's list from a church that gave me bedbugs. (they're all very dead now). this should be a nice t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Invitation: BPL 3rd Annual Trip
February 09, 7:09pm

thank you Roger C.
" Roger - your post is bloody brilliant. Thank you! " yeah. just like that other guy said ...

In Make Your Own Gear » American Silnylon not Acceptable?
February 09, 7:00pm

Re: Heavy Load Pack
i used 56#'s of supplies on a 35 day trek. it took 21 days i recall to make the first 120 miles. after that things opened up (no more swamp) and it was fun. i should have ate the whole 62# i h...

In GEAR » What is the biggest backpack?
February 07, 8:58pm

Re: No love for Eco gear??
so ... i'm going to ramp up my percentage of green insulation in my gear matrix, with the intention to save the earth, while at the same time in order to do the hike i fully intend on doing, i ...

In GEAR » No love for Eco gear?
February 07, 8:11pm

Re: Adding down to an Ultra 20
good chance you won;t find the magic seam that will allow you to add down and reclose it nicely. somebody would make a tidy little business adding down and simply ironing a round patch onto the hol...

In Make Your Own Gear » Adding down to an Ultra 20
February 06, 6:04pm

i like my akto
i am currently liking my akto for wetness up north. yes, it needs a cumbersome/annoying window installation, but once that is done, akto is a very nice little home. most nights only 4 stakes/rocks....

In GEAR » Shelters for Alaska
February 05, 1:40am

Re: bells and whistles
[i]Bear spray is under so much pressure that the recoil when fired is similar to a handgun[/i] you can feel a leetle push, but it ain't a big deal. a canadian 10.6oz spraycan will throw a p...

In GEAR » Does bear spray work with black bears and what brand?
February 04, 10:51am

All Reader Reviews by peter vacco

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Hilleberg Akto
all that you will read about how wonderful akto is seems to be true. also true is that for it to be habitable in all but the chillyest weather, it Desperately Needs a window in the door. the unna is i...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 17, 10:15pm