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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.
StateColorado
CountryUSA
My PDF Gear List3-day, 3-season, Solo

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All Forum Posts by Harrison Carpenter

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Luxury
Quoting Dale: "If you use your book, journal, or camera, so be it... you need to be able to grasp the difference between essentials and other gear, but the idea that you can never take these i...

In Philosophy & Technique » King of Denial
December 30, 6:36pm

Investigate
+1 on Rachel's suggestions-- especially purchasing a scale, weighing everything, looking around your house, and reading up on the subject. Ultralight is a road, not a destination. ;-)

In Gear Lists » Going from Traditional to Lightweight
December 30, 9:43am

Re: keeping the main thing the main thing
The "real thing," as John Muir once wrote: "Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spi...

In Philosophy & Technique » King of Denial
December 30, 9:31am

Re: Quick question
Ha! Good point. And I'm sorry if I blasted the idea of a book. I deny that I meant anything by it. :-)

In Philosophy & Technique » King of Denial
December 29, 7:25pm

Pardon...
I apologize for my sarcastic rant. And yes, I know that I mentioned "luxury items," and that all of them can easily be replaced (an iPhone would truly do it, I know). Call it "pri...

In Philosophy & Technique » King of Denial
December 29, 6:40pm

King of Denial
After getting lots of abusive responses to one of my latest inquiries (not posted onto BPL, by the way), I am now going to forever deny that I carry anything but the bare minimalist essentials in m...

In Philosophy & Technique » King of Denial
December 29, 4:25pm

Re: Long sleeve shirt for sun protection
Call me a cheapskate (as many people do), but I've never had a problem with long sleeve/breathable workout shirts from Target-- less than $10 on the clearance rack.

In GEAR » Long sleeve shirt for sun protection
December 29, 8:14am

Re: Re: Re: Carrying food in bear country?
Regarding rodents... Red squirrels, fox squirrels and ground squirrels can be brazen when they know food is nearby, but generally speaking, they shy away from humans. Hang a food bag a little be...

In GEAR » Carrying food in bear country?
December 28, 7:49pm

2013 plans
My plans are simple. 1) Find a way to finally get into the realm of true ultralight hikers, but cutting those last 3 ounces-- without sacrificing anything in the way of comfort, durability, and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 2013 Plans
December 28, 6:37pm

Re: Sporks SUCK!!!
I'm with you here-- assuming you mean those old-fashioned things that at essentially spoons with narrow slits nipped into their holding pools. Pointless, IMO. Now those Light My Fire things?...

In GEAR » Sporks SUCK!!!
December 26, 7:14pm

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