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Eric Fredricksen (efredricksen) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Thanks, folks for the recommendations, specific and general. The book sounds good - apparently out of print but I have a used one on the way.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Suggestions for an overnighter near Seattle?
June 28, 2:31pm

Suggestions for an overnighter near Seattle?
I'm looking to work in an overnighter next week in the Seattle area. I don't really know what's around, or in season, backpacking-wise, so I'm hoping for suggestions. I did Buckhorn...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Suggestions for an overnighter near Seattle?
June 26, 11:05pm

GG Murmur is larger than stated
The Gossamer Gear website lists the Murmur's capacity as 2200 ci, not the 1700 given in the table, making it the largest of the three. ...Unless GG is the one that has it wrong. I have one s...

In Editor's Roundtable » ZPacks Blast 18 Backpack Review
May 26, 8:12pm

Re: Solar charger
Huzefa - Nice panels they have on that site. They say you shouldn't mix different panels and should only put like panels together. I don't really buy that that's your problem, but I...

In Make Your Own Gear » Steripen Adventurer Charger Modification
March 06, 12:03pm

UL cashmere from BPL please?
So how bout it, BPL? Replace the merino with cashmere in your UL skin layers and I'll pay the premium. Should feel better and work better. I wear size L...

In GEAR » Has anybody used Cashmere in the Backcountry?
January 30, 1:04pm

My conclusions....
Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I think I'll probably ditch the 3rd everything & the cord (given there's tie-downs to sacrifice anyway), keep the compass until something lighter ...

In GEAR » Misc survival gear - why do I have these?
January 22, 8:49pm

Misc survival gear - why do I have these?
I'm just going over some of the "survival" items in my gear list and realizing I have no real rationale for having them, other than that they don't weigh much and seem survival-y....

In GEAR » Misc survival gear - why do I have these?
January 21, 11:13pm

Re: New stove feedback please
It should hold up just fine over time. It's common and lighter to use an aluminum can (e.g. V8 or Red Bull). Lop off the bottom inch and a quarter or so, or the top if you don't open it fir...

In Make Your Own Gear » New stove feedback please
January 02, 1:23pm

Re: Alcohol fuel bottles - show me yours!
I haven't tested these in the field, but these jelly juice bags are promising, I think. Capacity 5.3oz, weight 0.35oz, with a narrow screw top, sturdy and compressible. One negative is that t...

In GEAR » Alcohol fuel bottles - show me yours!
December 22, 10:30pm

1/16" Ti rod
McMaster-Carr surely has it. No idea if it's cheapest or anything like that.

In Make Your Own Gear » corkscrew titanium tent stake
December 12, 4:29pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Fredricksen

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Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket
Fit is a bit loose around the body for a large, I think; other than that the amount of warmth it provides for so little weight is lovely. (And there I am wearing it in my avatar picture.)

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 07, 1:06pm