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Dan Cunningham (mn-backpacker) - BPL Guest

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About Me I obviously enjoy backpacking on the lighter side. I work in technology (UNIX - Dev - Mac - Networking - Graphics - Web - etc) and I'm generally quite laid back.
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Re: 2-person tent recommendations
Ditto on the SMD LD. Huge on space - lots of usable room for two.

In GEAR » 2-person tent recommendations
April 22, 12:03pm

Re: LMF
Any problems with a LMF firesteel is likely user error. I have no problem getting an impressive shower of hot sparks that will easily light dead grass. With a firesteel, technique is important.

In GEAR » Survival Gear - Firestarter and Compass
April 22, 7:14am

Re: 7dnl
For fire steel, I'd recommend you get a Lite My Fire. They are great quality, and relatively cheap. I like them better than the gadget type sparkers, and you can find them at most gear shops. ...

In GEAR » Survival Gear - Firestarter and Compass
April 21, 7:42pm

Re: Bushbuddy Hot tub
That's cheaper than my hot tub was. ;) I imagine it would freeze solid in the winter if you didn't keep feeding it more wood.

In Chaff » Bushbuddy Hot tub
April 21, 12:22pm

Re: Bushbuddy Hot tub
I have a 480 gallon hot tub with a 50 amp 240 volt circuit feeding it. It does a great job of increasing my carbon footprint, but an even better job at managing my stress, so there ya go. The heate...

In Chaff » Bushbuddy Hot tub
April 21, 11:23am

Re: motiv8
Leave the watch at home, don't worry about traffic, and take breaks when you are tired. Seriously, just relax - forget the watch. If you enjoyed going out with the kid for a 2 mile hike, kee...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » getting motivated...
April 21, 9:17am

Re: Re: Re: Lighting stove/cotton balls
@ Dennis - LOL! Thanks for the morning laugh!

In GEAR » What do you use to start your fire/stove?
April 21, 8:47am

motivation
Backpacking is obviously quite fun, and that's a big part of why I do it - enjoyment. But when it gets super hot and humid, or cold and wet, or windy and rainy, or whatever, one can begin to as...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » getting motivated...
April 21, 7:39am

Re: Lighting stove/cotton balls
I've noticed many people refer to "vaseline-soaked cotton balls" as a firestarter. I see why that would work, but how exactly do you "soak" them in vaseline? I was amazed...

In GEAR » What do you use to start your fire/stove?
April 21, 7:13am

Re: Re: Coastal Trail - Spring
Regarding a base layer at camp... I'm still waffling back and forth on bringing my Ice Breaker 150 weight wool bottoms (5.75 oz). I'm also contemplating getting some light silk PJ's ins...

In Gear Lists » Coastal Trail - Spring
April 21, 7:01am

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