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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.
Citysacramento
Statecalifornia
Countryusa

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All Forum Posts by peter vacco

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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

Re: Durable pair of wool boxers?
"Forget wool undies for durability" yes. too true. i bought all three of the big brands. the smartwool's fell apart soon enough. the icebreaker's are baggy and not at all fu...

In GEAR » Durable pair of wool boxers?
February 04, 7:58am

Re: Delamination
". Still I think that Thermarest produces mediocre quality" now that there is a pretty hard slam at a company made up of some very skilled and polite people. i suspect that what might...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest ProLite 3 Air Mat Product Review
February 04, 7:48am

Re: What I learned hiking the CDT and in 20 years of backpacking.
interesting read. the "teabagger etc" comments might as well be left included, you put in the sweat and it's your writing. so if that's the way you feel, and you are not represent...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What I learned hiking the CDT and in 20 years of backpacking.
February 03, 6:42am

Re: Dana Designs Arcflex Terraplane
they have simply AWESOME pockets on the back. other than that, they carry 50#'s ok. much more and the belt caves. don;t forget, you could get them in sizes and that was kinda trendy. mostly i s...

In GEAR » Dana Designs Arcflex Terraplane
February 02, 7:09pm

Re: Lighter, Further, Faster (a.k.a. Trail Running)
" Basically I just don't get tired until I'm getting both feet off the ground at the same time" being of similar construction, what i do is to (serious UL'ers do not read f...

In Philosophy & Technique » Lighter, Further, Faster (a.k.a. Trail Running)
January 28, 2:43pm

Re: Snow Peak Titanium trek 1400
thas' the best rig out there (once you grind the handles off) . fits a bush buddy, won;t crush in your pack, and the lid makes a fish fry'n pan. on a longer trip, it's what you'll ...

In Gear Swap » Snow Peak Titanium trek 1400
January 28, 10:28am

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