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Max Dilthey (mdilthey) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me 23 year old backpacker, cyclist, and university outing club leader. As an environmental science major, I have been making the outdoors the priority of my existence since 2011.
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All Forum Posts by Max Dilthey

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I can see it now!
From looking at it, I can leave the door open at least ten inches at the bottom without getting wet. I sacrifice the vestibule, but that doesn't matter to me. Also, I got like, a little bit ...

In GEAR » Looking for: Long-Term Durability of the BA Fly Creek UL1
October 10, 7:50am

STOP THE THREAD!!!
Hold the phone! This question has been discussed in so much detail, it's silly. Here! http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=...

In GEAR » First aid kit contents?
October 10, 7:18am

Woke Up, Sat Up, Soaked
Great night's sleep. Tents are always so much warmer than hammocks. Lots of condensation, though; I'll have to make a habit of leaving the door open a bit.

In GEAR » Looking for: Long-Term Durability of the BA Fly Creek UL1
October 10, 7:16am

Not quite
Eric, that same mentality was once used for backpacking. "People carry 30lbs just fine, so why reduce weight?" There are a lot of studies confirming the benefits of minimalist heel dro...

In GEAR » heel-toe drop on trail runners?
October 09, 10:10pm

Night 1
Update coming to you live from the tent. I must be 6'1 instead of 6'2" because i'm stretched out and feeling fine. What a cool house. As a hammock camper, the space is luxurious.

In GEAR » Looking for: Long-Term Durability of the BA Fly Creek UL1
October 09, 9:46pm

Not Always
I shipped three hip bags to an Aussie for $25.

In Gear Swap » WTB Hilleberg Akto will consider other 4 season tents
October 09, 9:01pm

Do Practice First
Yeah, I will say that I built up muscles using Vibrams (and bare feet) for about two years to get to where I am now. I use the Brooks Pure Connect shoes, which have 4mm of drop (very low). I will t...

In GEAR » heel-toe drop on trail runners?
October 09, 8:08pm

Smartwool Rocks
Been using Smartwool Midweight for sleeping since almost Day 1 of my camping life. I'm still on the same set.

In GEAR » Sleeping clothes
October 09, 7:41pm

Re: Bug Out Bag / Prepper Setup / Survival-based UL kit and philosophy
>>"If you knew the real impact of the incoming Solar Max* (any time now) you would not flippantly talk about a 72 hour survival. I can't disclose any more information right now but ...

In GEAR » Bug Out Bag / Prepper Setup / Survival-based UL kit and philosophy
October 09, 7:37pm

PM Sent
I'll take the TNF "Expedition Proven" t-shirt for $10. Thanks! PM Sent!

In Gear Swap » FS: Clothing, Footwear, Handwear, Many Items
October 09, 7:29pm

All Reader Reviews by Max Dilthey

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Kelty backpacks redwing 3100, red cloud 6650
I have two packs; a lightweight pack and a big, indestructible monster. It's good to have something reliable to fall back on for deep winter, or trips where you're carrying extra gear for some...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
February 02, 5:52am

Boreas Men's Buttermilk 40
Fit: This bag has a superb fit that places more pressure on your lower back, which distributes weight to the hips and keeps your upper back cool. I was impressed with how well this pack vented, even w...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
November 24, 7:19pm