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Eric Fredricksen (efredricksen) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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

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

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