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Roman Dial (romandial) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale packrafting NZ
About Me A middle aged man, married, fattening up.
CityAnchorage
StateAlaska
CountryUSA

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thin ropes
We do a lot of jugging and rapping while tree climbing using 8 mm Dyneema (=Spectra?) rope. It's a super stiff rope, and I watched one of the best tree climbers I know fall maybe 15 m when a br...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Lightweight Rope
May 08, 11:26pm

I have gone too light....
When it rains and I am sleeping under my packraft.... When it frosts and there's three of us, two foam pads, and no sleeping bag..... When I think it'll take three days and it takes f...

In Philosophy & Technique » When have you gone too light?
May 08, 11:11pm

Extremists
"SULers are not real backpackers" could probably be a pretty valid statement if we were to take a statistical approach to the issue. SULers are likely 5 or more standard deviations away f...

In Philosophy & Technique » When have you gone too light?
May 08, 10:35am

Square thermarest-style pad
Does anyone know of a square, say meter by meter or 36"by 36" thermarest-style pad? I'd like a 1.5-2" thick one. P.O.E and BigAgnes make wide ones but they are long too. ...

In GEAR » Square thermarest-style pad
May 07, 8:06pm

Olive oil
Olive oil is especially high in the calories:weight ratio and I have read of people who actually drink it on the trail! However, it was not palatable to me in big doses and I prefer butter which...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Caloric density
May 07, 12:45pm

Cooking in shelter
Richard, At the risk of sounding contradictory, my experience with bears is limited to Alaskan bears. There may well be some food odor in my clothes, shelter, and sleeping gear, but the smell of...

In GEAR » Alcohol vs. Cannister Stove
May 07, 12:35pm

Thank You Roger
Roger, First please accept my apologies. I feel like the student who didn't do his homework before showing for class discussion. Thanks for being patient. Having read your texts on ...

In GEAR » Alcohol vs. Cannister Stove
May 07, 11:16am

Jet Boil Rules
Right on Eric! JetBoil is the best hot lunch mountain stove out there. But my impression is a lot of SUL types eat all cold food, all the time. No stove can make me warm and happy as fast. U...

In GEAR » Alcohol vs. Cannister Stove
May 06, 10:47pm

Roger's numbers
Roger, Two weeks on one canister is awesome, both as useful info and in your frugal fuel consumption. This gives us 450 grams/ (2 L/day * 14 day) = 450 grams/28 liters ~ 16 grams of fuel pe...

In GEAR » Alcohol vs. Cannister Stove
May 06, 12:43pm

All good stuff
Jason, Thanks for the Helios photo. Do you have one? How aout a jetboil, do you have one of those? And Roger, Thanks for the data. Very useful! How do you get the last drops of fuel out of your ...

In GEAR » Alcohol vs. Cannister Stove
May 06, 11:33am

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