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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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All Forum Posts by peter vacco

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Re: Re: Re: Quick and dirty bear perimeter alarm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPOLYIrHGVM this looks good, but t'is not loud enough. by a Lot it's not loud enough. like Bob, i built my own. 18vdc x 3 sirens = way hella loud. othe...

In GEAR » Quick and dirty bear perimeter alarm
February 24, 6:44pm

Re: Re: weight of cord
" but who at BPL would ever use 3 mm line for a guy rope???? " see .. well.. there is this old italian guy .. and he likes that 3mm rope because it's both easier to work with in t...

In Philosophy & Technique » guyline adjustment strategies--line-locs vs adjustable knots
February 14, 8:35pm

Re: Shoes for the Brooks Range
it's not all that swampy that you'd think the knobby'r ones would be any advantage. whatever you get, might make sure it's got some form of stiffness to it so as to protect you fro...

In GEAR » Shoes for the Brooks Range
February 13, 2:37pm

Re: Nero day hot showers on a thru hike?
everything DT said there is insightfully true. sometimes one can find a KOA or such, perhaps not on the AT (they know about us ..), but wandering some of the less popular venues, the KOA type ca...

In Philosophy & Technique » Nero day hot showers on a thru hike?
February 12, 7:27am

Re: foil tape, and laughing all the way to the bank.
all in good sport, but i see the tape on the lid, and in the same view i see the ridiculous handles. omfg you gott's be kidding me. you got to have a spoon anyway . right ? so gentlemen, j...

In Make Your Own Gear » One Gram Pot Knob
February 06, 7:05pm

Re: how to prepare- general question
i wrote this up earlier, and then threw it away. "industrial design" .. ok, fine. packing a bag is the about same process as loading out a truck to a jobsite, or an erection job, or...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pre-trip Planning
February 05, 8:47pm

Re: Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
i am a bushbuddy sort of fellow, but for coming home late to a tent on a nasty wet afternoon, i often carry a can of sterno. it takes not a ton of heat to make a closed tent feel better, and stern...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
February 05, 2:40pm

Re: Changing gear and need tent help. ( loooong)
the akto : is a wonderful thing, but weighs a bit over three pounds with rigging. it, and the unna, Desperately need a decent window. sans window it is quite too warm on better afternoons when you...

In GEAR » Changing gear and need tent help. ( loooong)
February 05, 2:33pm

Re: Re: Re: lines and stakes
" Nothing to untie/untangle/reset for the pitch, no matter how close or how far you have to stake. " yup. 100%. knots are cool .. when everything is working .. and the sun's not...

In GEAR » lines and stakes
January 31, 7:27pm

Re: Synthetic or Down insulation for igloo camping?
might warrant a long look at jerry kobalenko's site. he is wise of such winter trickery.

In Winter Hiking » Synthetic or Down insulation for igloo camping?
January 27, 1:08pm

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