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Erik Danielsen (er1kksen) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale The Western Door
About Me Living and working between adventures. So far those have included the Andes, the Adirondacks, the nooks and crannies of WNY, and being a not-quite-UL wanderer all over the east coast.
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All Forum Posts by Erik Danielsen

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Technique
On flat surfaces you can get away with no traction at all, using walking technique where forward motion is a function of shifting balance. It's similar to a slowed-down version of the POSE meth...

In Philosophy & Technique » How important is tread?
March 10, 5:09am

Re: Boston
Within three hours, coastal maine and the hudson valley are possibilities as well, and probably most of the catskills. I don't do much paddling but there's a lot of nice hiking available, f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Boston input needed
March 10, 5:05am

Re: Fantastic Pictures
Getting there on a budget: fly down to Miami and from there fly to Bogota, Colombia. If you book in time you can put these flights together for under $300. Spend the next couple weeks taking the ab...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ten Days in Torres del Paine: Global Test Photo Essay
March 08, 8:21pm

varying
2+hipbelt if wearing big pack, 2 if moving fast with small pack, 1 if ambling with small pack.

In Philosophy & Technique » how you wear your straps
March 08, 8:00am

Re: Coca
I'm with Darren, coca used in its herbal form is great stuff. Similar to caffeine with less crash, different (more pleasant/less stressful, imo) psychological side effects, and the big one for ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » homeopathic "meds" for altitude
March 08, 7:56am

Possible
If you're not expecting really heavy precipitation or high winds it could work, but you're going to want to use more than just gorilla tape at the corners: You want a network of tape runnin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Using a AMK Emergency blanket as tarp?
March 08, 7:32am

I like it
That's how I usually carry my daypack, actually (though it's a little awkward with a pack designed for two-strap carry) and I've considered doing a one-strap MYOG pack. Is this somethin...

In GEAR » TrailLite Designs - Bandoleer Pack
March 08, 6:58am

Re: All the best
Same from me. Corning is a nice place to be, I hope he takes some time to enjoy healing up!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Initiative...12,500 miles, one year, will he do it?
February 26, 8:01am

Re: Asthma.
Amen to that. I have finally escaped the mold!

In Philosophy & Technique » Lighter, Further, Faster (a.k.a. Trail Running)
February 24, 5:45pm

Re: technique
I have to second Russ's post, as running was awful for me until I started consciously working to improve my technique, but I would recommend short, quick strokes rather than broad ones (everyth...

In Philosophy & Technique » Lighter, Further, Faster (a.k.a. Trail Running)
February 23, 4:46pm

All Reader Reviews by Erik Danielsen

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five ten camp four
I have owned and loved a pair of these and worn them until their current state of having gaping holes in the sides. Observations: great fit, decent support and cushioning (never any sore feet) and...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 10, 7:29am