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Harrison Carpenter (carpenh) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale St. Vrain River Valley
About Me They call me Carp-Dawg, Dr. C, The Rodent Whisperer, and/or Rat Man-- depending upon who they are and what they see me doing.
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Indeed, a good read. Back in my days as a Boy Scout in Northern Michigan, my troop would go out to camp in the Winter. The Scoutmaster (who had a military background) used our meals as places to te...

In Editor's Roundtable » Close Encounters with Hypothermia
January 10, 7:42am

Not philosophy, but...
I like "learning to adjust to be more with less of the physical things," but that's not so much a philosophy as an educational goal. On the other hand, "be more with less" h...

In Philosophy & Technique » King of Denial
January 09, 5:35pm

Re: The "Light" Experience
So what would you call the "philosophy" of "backpacking light"?

In Philosophy & Technique » King of Denial
January 09, 8:36am

I did some minor modifications to my Goliite Pinnacle-- trimmed excess length off all the straps and hip belt, and cut off the ice axe loops. Not much weight savings, really-- less than 4 oz.

In GEAR » Modifying Osprey Exos
January 06, 8:20am

Re: Fretting?
That was quite the situation you were in with the hammock. Seriously, a river? I'm afraid I have to echo Nick. You won't feel many benefits from cutting a few ounces (other than self-sa...

In Gear Lists » What am I doing wrong? Do you see something I
January 03, 9:00am

Re: What am I doing wrong? Get me down!!!
I, too, suffered some near-hypothermia during a cold Spring afternoon (high temps in the 40s, misting rain all day) on Isle Royale, so I sympathize. I'm not sure of exactly what ou're aski...

In Gear Lists » What am I doing wrong? Do you see something I
January 02, 6:16pm

Re: Re: King of Denial
"A simple solution to this issue is to establish a requirement to be considered a true lightweight backpacker. You must carry a minimal amount of luxury gear, ie 6 ozs." I hope you'...

In Philosophy & Technique » King of Denial
January 02, 1:31pm

Re: Backpacking as Identity....No Thanks.
I think that was my point, Craig. It's not just that some people define "themselves and others based upon what's on their back," but that I'm pretty comfortable saving that if...

In Philosophy & Technique » King of Denial
December 31, 2:01pm

Re: Big 3
I can't comment on the tarp (as I've only used tents), but your best buy in quilts is Enlightened Equipment's Revelation X-- the 20 degree quilt currently goes for less than $200. Tim M...

In Gear Lists » Going from Traditional to Lightweight
December 31, 9:48am

Re: Kings of Denial
I think Mike Clelland wrote that campers love camps (particular destinations), and hikers love trails (routes).

In Philosophy & Technique » King of Denial
December 31, 9:41am

All Reader Reviews by Harrison Carpenter

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TarpTent Notch
This is more of an initial test report. After sealing my Notch's seams, and doing several test-pitches in my backyard, I took it out into Colorado's Indian Peaks Wilderness Area for an overnig...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 23, 7:09pm