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All Forum Posts by Eric Fredricksen

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Re: Backpakcing Bucket List
1. Tahoe Rim Trail (Pretty short list, but my bucket is minimalist - only 550ml. I'll resupply after I do #1.)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpakcing Bucket List
December 06, 2:58pm

Les Stroud is so tough...
...he fashioned a bivy sack out of Bear Grylls.

In Chaff » Less Stroud is so tough...
November 16, 9:12pm

Re: 1.75oz 500cc pot with the thermal insulation function
What is the black material?

In Make Your Own Gear » 1.75oz 500cc pot with the thermal insulation function
November 05, 11:58pm

Further advice?
That's really cool. I've got a two-year-old and I've been toying with this idea, but I'm a little unsure still - my one attempt to car camp with him at 1 was a sleeping disaster. (B...

In Post-Trip Reports » Father / Son Toddler Backpack
November 02, 11:11pm

Chopping Y-stakes
The two Y-stakes tested have about the same holding power per inch. Rashly extrapolating from that that their holding power is proportional to length at all lengths, one could cut the Y-stakes down...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tent Stake Holding Power: Comparative Evaluation of Various Designs and Lengths
October 23, 3:26pm

Thanks for the bivy feedback
Didn't spot the other thread in time! At least this thread topic isn't as popular as "why use a windshirt?" which I've seen asked several times after I did, and probably had b...

In GEAR » Novice bivyer needs bivy advice
October 18, 8:49pm

Novice bivyer needs bivy advice
I'm planning to ditch the tent and embrace the wide open outdoors with tarp + bivy next chance I get (probably Sierras or Cascades, Summer or shoulder). I'm still slightly bewildered by th...

In GEAR » Novice bivyer needs bivy advice
October 17, 11:27pm

Re: Critique my first 3 season (L) gear list
BTW, Stuart, I know Jay already kind of mentioned this, but that Tyvek footprint really is a bit heavy, and bulky too. Think of the floor of your Contrail as a ground sheet. Besides, if it gets wre...

In Gear Lists » Critique my first 3 season (L) gear list
October 09, 10:35pm

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

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