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Eric Fredricksen (efredricksen) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Eric Fredricksen

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Re: "Critique my first 3 season (L) gear list"
"The last I knew the Contrail also required stakes for a proper setup." That's true, but the weight I gave includes them. (I broke out the pole wt. since some folks carry trekking ...

In Gear Lists » Critique my first 3 season (L) gear list
October 09, 10:23pm

Re: "Critique my first 3 season (L) gear list"
"The TT Contrail is a great little shelter but one could lower the shelter weight by over half with a MLD Grace Solo spinntex or spectralite tarp and a bug bivy or Soul bivy with bug netting.&...

In Gear Lists » Critique my first 3 season (L) gear list
October 09, 9:06pm

Croc weight
My crocs ("Caymans", size near 11) are 13.7oz. The don't go to the mountains with me any more since I've seen the "light".

In GEAR » Lightweight Summer Camp Shoe Ideas
October 03, 3:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: My beercan volcano kettle
"Having said that, I'd love to get my hands on a couple of the big asahi cans to experiment with, as taller/narrower *should* be more efficient if the chimney shape/size is right. However,...

In Make Your Own Gear » My beercan volcano kettle
September 30, 9:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: My beercan volcano kettle
"The extra height Asahi kettle may be cooling the exhaust to the point where it loses velocity and prevents sufficient flow of fresh oxygen past the burner. I got around this by reducing the c...

In Make Your Own Gear » My beercan volcano kettle
September 29, 4:45pm

Re: Re: Need a Windshirt!!!! Ideas?
The MB UL wind shirt is only 1 extra oz with the hood than without. The Mistral has other differences, apparently. I have the MB UL (hoodless) and I'm not crazy about it. I think I'd go ...

In GEAR » Need a Windshirt!!!! Ideas?
September 29, 1:10pm

Re: Re: My beercan volcano kettle
Casey - Thanks! I cut the chimney holes with a 2-1/16" (Starret, multi-purpose, yellow) hole saw. Then I used just a little 180 grit, then 320 grid sand paper to smooth out the hole. It's ...

In Make Your Own Gear » My beercan volcano kettle
September 28, 10:18am

My beercan volcano kettle
I mentioned previously (here) that (inspired by Tallbloke) I'd been experimenting with an alcohol-fueled volcano kettle made from aluminum cans. I came up with a novel (to me, at least) stove t...

In Make Your Own Gear » My beercan volcano kettle
September 27, 11:58pm

Re: Inov8 interpreter please
Inov8's line confuses me too, and their website doesn't help before my brain melts from all the possibilities. So if someone good at understanding Inov8 could suggest a shoe for me, many bl...

In GEAR » Inov-8 shoes and boots
September 20, 11:01pm

Lack-of-a-trip report
I'm new to BPL, and more or less new to lightweight backpacking in general. Although it had been a couple years since my last backpacking trip, and one every few years is par for me, early this...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lack-of-a-trip report
September 10, 11:31pm

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