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Brett Rasmussen (ascientist) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Grants Pass, Oregon
About Me I'm a Physician Assistant working at a lung clinic. I'm married and have two young daughters. I dabble in ultralight, bushcraft, and even car camping. I enjoy making my own equipment, but also believe some things make more since to buy. Volunteering with the local search and rescue gives me a practical use for light weight gear.
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Many brands of chapstick are essentially petroleum and burn just as well as Vaseline when mixed with cotton balls. I consider my chapstick backup fire starter. I wonder how many containers of Car...

In GEAR » air travel with a backpacker stove
February 03, 8:49pm

Mega Light pole
The carbon fiber pole used in the Black Diamond Mega Light is the best center pole I have found for Mid's of a similar size. It's the lightest pole I have found that dose not have to be cu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Where to find Mid Pole?
January 29, 5:35pm

Auction is over.
Looks like it went for $360.00 I've seen several of these black diamond epic fabrics tents going for around 40% off lately.

In Gear Deals » Black Diamond Guiding Light
January 01, 7:03pm

Black Diamond Guiding Light
I have no connections to this sale other than I bought one of these tents from the same seller a few days ago. I payed $360.00 USD which I thought was a good deal. The auction for another one wil...

In Gear Deals » Black Diamond Guiding Light
January 01, 6:26pm


In Gear Swap » Rainshadow 2 for sale
December 29, 11:18pm

Rainshadow 2 for sale
Yours shipped for $175.00 Purchased last year, it has been used by me on only 2 trips for a total of 4 nights. No signs of wear. It is fully seam sealed. Includes two optional Substitute Front ...

In Gear Swap » Rainshadow 2 for sale
December 29, 10:28pm

The best solo I could find was a duo
I use the Black Diamond Hilight (3 lb 2 oz ) for winter camping with my wife. I was also looking for a winter solo tent, but found it difficult to find a tent significantly lighter with the same s...

In GEAR » Best solo winter tent
September 14, 10:16pm

Cuben fiber Seams: My experience sewing, taping, and gluing.
Tim, I sewed much of the cuben to make my mid: I then...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Cuben Tarp - First Attempt!
September 09, 1:26pm

Chest pack experiences?
The idea seems logical. I would be curious to hear more from chest pack advocates. Anyone care to comment on things like mobility, ground visualization, possible pressure on the chest or abdomen,...

In GEAR » The use of chest packs to distribute weight?
September 08, 4:56pm

+1 on thrift store cashmere
Merino wool is also very easy to find. I have about 5 pair of cashmere or merino wool base layers as well as other creations made from cheap thrift store sweaters. It's really easy to alter t...

In GEAR » Wool pants and shirt
September 04, 7:26pm

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