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peter vacco (fluff@inreach.com) - BPL Premium Member

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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ultraight BP w/o replenishing .. Not
here's how Not to do it. sans major ul efforts other than the usual sewing of stuff sacks and such trickery, using conventional gear (with raft) and a stout food load is good for about 3 hap...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Longest ultraight BP w/o replenishing?
December 19, 7:08am

Re: Lightweight multi-use grill
" This wire obviously has many other uses but as a grill it is great. " Yes ! that is just SO the-way-to-do it. i carry it anyway to hang the pot and other stuff. i'm stealing yo...

In GEAR » Ultralight grill for fish, tortillas, sausages, etc.
December 17, 7:29pm

Re: Yosemite in December

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite in December
December 16, 10:57am

Thank You Gentlemen.
thank you for your insights. i knew something was amiss in my perfect world of stellar navigation. i mean, i hit where i'm aiming, but it's not really the laser-like precision we'd hope...

In GEAR » GPS data vs Compass Declination
December 15, 9:31am

GPS data vs Compass Declination
ah.. just researched as to why my older and still apparently perfectly functioning garmin geko was giving me odd declination info. it seems (Bob's op pending on this) that compass corrections ...

In GEAR » GPS data vs Compass Declination
December 14, 8:50pm

Yup, go with Buck.
" Is this a stupid idea that we will regret? " no. it's not a stupid idea. but it will prove though in practice to be a cumbersome and costly (from the missed work time that you wa...

In GEAR » GPS necessary for the CDT?
December 13, 5:23pm

Re: Any other hunters on here?
northern sled works makes a pretty nice pulk. if there's snow, they slide sweet. not so hot on gravel. but if the world is white, you can pull a LOT of mass easily. i have had good luck haul...

In Other Activities » Any other hunters on here?
December 11, 7:32am

Re: Supai Flatwater
nice : it looks the dimensions of the sevylor trailboat, something i have many river miles in. with the small front tube they float (sevylor) level, but tend to ship a Lot of water over the bow...

In Packrafting » Supai Adventure or Flyweight Flytepacker?
December 11, 7:11am

Re: Best Practice: Trekking pole maintenance
" Maintenance is not my favorite activity " well. ok ... being a journeyman maint tech, and moving past the part of me that draws the line at not dating people who state things like &...

In GEAR » Best Practice: Trekking pole maintenance
December 10, 11:56am

Re: "Light" gear list to shoot for?
the tent sort of depends on the size of the dog. unna vs akto (i've owned both, and either is overkill for california), you'll simply Go Faster with an akto. the setup/takedown time is so ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 08, 9:40am

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