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Dean F. (acrosome) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Need advice - Colorado in mid June
Weminuche, San Juans, Maroon Bells, and Flat Tops are all wonderful ideas, though I really don't know what rules there are about dogs. I'd add Sangre de Cristo because it's full of sho...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need advice - Colorado in mid June
April 24, 1:24pm

IIRC parking is free in Silverton, not so at the train station in Durango.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Durango or Silverton for train departure?
April 24, 1:17pm

For an ultralight 1P double-walled tent that doesn't use trek poles, it is hard to beat the DW Moment. With the crossing pole it's almost as bomber as a minimalist tent can get, it's l...

In GEAR » 1 person dual wall tent
April 24, 11:27am

stake carriage
I use a minilalist tie-closure silnylon sack that I think MLD sent me when I bought some stakes once. I keep the stakes in the front pocket of my pack with my shelter, so I guess I don't have ...

In GEAR » packing stakes
April 24, 11:24am

Normally I'd say that putting an inner nest in a mid is totally missing the point but, as I said, if you need it for the high door then that's the way it is...

In GEAR » I need a specific size tent
April 22, 1:20pm

I think I found this trip report on bogley that was mentioned. And, oddly, I had found the same one verbatim elsewhere. I guess it got cross-posted or something. It mentions taking the trail up ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Dark Canyon, Utah, in May- guidance?
April 22, 1:18pm

option #1
Yes, I'd say option #1. It's what I've done recently. The only time the Sawyer Mini sucks is when you have to use it often. If you only carry a 1L bottle and plan to fill it at eve...

In GEAR » 3 JMT hikers...2 or 4 liter gravityworks filter?
April 21, 12:01pm

What's bogley?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Dark Canyon, Utah, in May- guidance?
April 20, 6:32pm

Any large mid.
Or, really, any of the larger mids, like the MLD SuperMid. Ludicrously oversized for one person, but if you need the high door then you need the high door. Plus, it's a palace for up to three...

In GEAR » I need a specific size tent
April 20, 10:53am

I usually end up hiking solo because of my career. I'm a surgeon, and I never know when I'll have a patient admitted for the weekend so it's hard to plan ahead, which means that any po...

In Philosophy & Technique » Solo.
April 19, 9:11am

All Reader Reviews by Dean F.

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Mary Jane's Farm Sante Fe Pasta
I just got back from a Wind River Range traverse in which I tried a couple of Mary Jane's Farm meals for the first time- I had never heard of them- and I'm impressed. Fist, my caveat: I hav...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
September 11, 3:21pm

Bushnell SolarWrap Mini
Very light, but lost points for a smaller battery capacity than competitors and for durability concerns. And, shouldn't we really have an Electronic category in Gear Reviews at this point? Put...

In Miscellaneous Products
February 09, 6:56pm

Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide -Andrew Skurka book
Wow, how to rate this book? It is NOT meant for someone who is already an experienced UL hiker. There is nothing in this book that someone like that doesn't already know or can find out in fiv...

In Books and Media
June 21, 3:43pm

Klepper Double wood framed folding kayak
I own a Long Haul Mark 2, which is a copy of the Klepper Double. Though the fasteners vary very slightly the Klepper frame can use the Long Haul hull-skins and vice versa. The guy who builds the Lon...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 27, 1:18pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
I have a slightly different kit- the 0.1 micron 4-way filter. Of the filters available I give it a 5. It's not perfect, but IMHO it is the best that is available, hands down. The 4-way kit come...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
December 08, 10:12am

La Sportiva Crosslite
Personally, I rate this shoe a 5/5 because I'm ecstatic to find a shoe that FITS! (I have mutant monkey-feet.) But generally it is probably a 4. Listen, ye, to my tale of woe... I just mov...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 27, 6:02pm

Mont Bell
My wife ordered something I wanted for my birthday from MontbellUSA (not the main company in Japan). She included several ways of contacting her. Three and a half months later it hadn't arrived, s...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 03, 11:46pm