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Einstein X (EinsteinX) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale The Netherlands
About Me Started hiking somewhere around Y2K, with a 50 pound pack, incl. food, water and fuel.
That dropped down to ~37 pounds incl. f, w & f, which wasn't that bad concidering traditional gear and food for ten days!
Than the UL bug bit me and my gear weight dropped and dropped to a baseweight of ~10 pounds for my Scotland-16-day-Solo.
Going solo for 3 days two nights max, baseweight is down to 4lbs2; Going solo for longer baseweight is down to 8lbs2.
CountryThe Netherlands
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Re: 4 grams?
Nope. Esbit comes in different shapes and sizes. In the us apparently Esbit tabs weigh 14gram and the ones I can buy here in Holland weigh only 4 g. So in the beginning (after reading on BPL that o...

In GEAR » Solid fuel users
November 29, 4:24am

Re: Solid fuel users
I use Esbit. I take two or three tabs (@ 4 grams each) and boil about 3/4 to one pint. Eins

In GEAR » Solid fuel users
November 28, 2:47pm

Re: Re: Off days & Thru's
Being religious or not, if you go hiking for five months on end I think it's good practice to take a resting day once a week. And I think your body would agree. But if the rest day will resu...

In Philosophy & Technique » Off days & Thru's
November 28, 1:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Pullovers Vs. Full zip Jackets
Another benefit of jacket is that you can wear one backwards; you can don the jacket without having to stop and take off the pack. Eins

In GEAR » Pullovers Vs. Full zip Jackets
November 28, 1:33pm

Re: Re: Beginner tent choice
I'll second Eureka! tents. Excelent quality and low prices. Eins

In GEAR » Beginner Tent Choice
November 28, 4:16am

Re: Re: GPS no compass?
My point is that every item you carry that sees (virtualy) no use is subject to be left at home the next time I go hiking (except my emergency kit). So for the last three years or so I have almost ...

In Philosophy & Technique » GPS no compass?
November 26, 3:15pm

GPS no compass?
Hi, Over on another forum I posted my idea of hiking on a GPS (with map) and a 1:100k scale maps and leaving the compass and the detailed 1:50k map at home. Unfortunately people over there were ...

In Philosophy & Technique » GPS no compass?
November 26, 12:17pm

Re: TMB Trip Report
>>Hope you can wait that long!<< I'll try ;) Eins

In Post-Trip Reports » Chamonix
November 26, 10:51am

Re: re bread & cheese
Haven't been on BPL for a while. Did I miss an after trip report concerning the gear and did I miss the trip report? If so where are they? if not will they come? I'd be very interested t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Gear for Long Distance Hiking: Four Months in Europe
November 25, 2:12pm

Re: Tour du Mont Blanc Finished
>>Also walking about in bigger towns with hiking tights and tight fitting undershirt made for some funny looks, so I bought a pair of regular lightweight pants to fit in a bit better.<<...

In Post-Trip Reports » Chamonix
November 25, 1:48pm

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