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peter vacco ( - BPL Guest

My Locale no. california
About Me i walk quite a bit, and probably carry too much. up to a point though, i sort of Like carrying too much.

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Re: Has UL backpacking changed the way you live?
" Has this changed your perspective on how you live in "everyday, normal" life? " i suspect thee may be look'n at this backwards for some of us. if you lead a simple an...

In Philosophy & Technique » Has UL backpacking changed the way you live?
May 06, 8:22pm

Re: Osprey beyond the pack
" Osprey packs were made in Colorado. Now they are made in Asia, but I think that reputation has carried on " i think i read somewhere that when osprey moved it's production to vi...

In GEAR » why are osprey packs so popular?
May 05, 11:40am

which kind of tree is this ??
so: i found this awesome tree on my last trip. is this fantastic life form a giant Ponderosa, or a giant Sequoia ? or am i confused ? i know.. it's a cs thread drift. but .. humor me .... ...

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
May 04, 11:28pm

Re: Re: McMaster-Carr
" Viton might be better." compatibility aside, viton (which i prefer for some things), can be overly sticky in occasional applications. just a thought. and yes, a McMaster Carr acc...

In Make Your Own Gear » Found a bottle that fits; now need gasket material for lid!
May 04, 8:52pm

Re: 12\80 probably okay
" The European metric sizing system for sewing machine needles is numbered from 60 to 110. The American sizing system is numbered from 8 to 18. For both sizing systems, the lower the number th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thread, Needles, the details
April 24, 7:30am

Re: I've crossed over the river to a new level of gearhead status
" Now when I get a digital postal scale I'll really know I'm all in... " ohhh .. it's going to get a LOT worse. you see ... that new scale that is coming ..? the thing is ...

In GEAR » I've crossed over the river to a new level of gearhead status
April 19, 7:28am

Re: Are any of the Altra shoes even a little durable?
Instinct 1.5 i do a nice 14 mile trail loop run/walk every weekend lately, and they are the one thing that makes it easy. no signs of early death in any form. (it will probably be me before the s...

In GEAR » Are any of the Altra shoes even a little durable?
April 19, 7:25am

Re: Re: The Care and Feeding of Lindal Valves
FANtastic article. everything a bpl article should be. concise, thorough, and written by a relentlessly detail oriented bloke (whom we all would trust with out lives) just slightly .. off his he...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Care and Feeding of Lindal Valves
April 18, 7:22pm

Re: Shoulder/Winter tent advice
" I ended up putting large rocks in front of the stakes " yeah .. well.. that's how it's done. you done good ! you went out there in what are guaranteed crappy conditions....

In Philosophy & Technique » Shoulder/Winter tent advice
April 16, 11:22pm

Re: Re: Backpacking solo
" Solo backpacking has nothing to do with bravery, courage, self-sufficiency, etc " ohhh kaaayyyyy ..... v.

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
April 15, 6:57pm

All Reader Reviews by peter vacco

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Hilleberg Akto
all that you will read about how wonderful akto is seems to be true. also true is that for it to be habitable in all but the chillyest weather, it Desperately Needs a window in the door. the unna is i...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 17, 10:15pm