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Matt Lutz (citystuckhiker) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me Hiker-turned-ultramarathon runner. Sorry backpack, I've neglected you.
CityMankato
StateMinnesota
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://crazyrunnerguy.blogspot.com
My PDF Gear ListWinter 2011-12

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All Forum Posts by Matt Lutz

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Re: Your Earliest Digitized Backpacking Photo
On Isle Royale, June or July 1999 - my first real backpacking trip. I'm third from the right, blue bandana. And yes, that's an external frame pack.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your EARLIEST Digitized Backpacking Photo
February 08, 8:31pm

Minnesota winters
The following is a gear list that, subject to some modifications, has in some part been out with me in the past two winters at a winter scout camp in central MN. Winter in Minnesota Location:...

In Gear Lists » Minnesota winters
February 08, 7:05pm

Re: re: Pitching My Tarp Experiment :-)
I use the same steps as Jamie, except I switch around steps two and three. This is the so-called Ray Way two-stick pitch method.

In GEAR » Pitching My Tarp Experiment :-)
February 08, 7:22am

Re: Re: Announcing Montana High Adventure 2010: Ultralight Backpacking for Scouts
Win. Just win.

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Announcing Montana High Adventure 2010: Ultralight Backpacking for Scouts
February 07, 4:07pm

Re: Under Armour Users and Patagonia Users Unite!!!
Cabela's has also started using the gridded R1-type fabric in their tops. I saw it on a couple of scouts a few weeks ago at winter camp. Nothing tops the R1, though.

In GEAR » Under Armour Users and Patagonia Users Unite!
February 07, 8:14am

Re: FS: Patagonia R1 Pullover
Size?

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia R1 Pullover
February 06, 2:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Suggestions for alcohol stove for Snow Peak 450 mug
So, the tea light needs a stand, no?

In GEAR » Suggestions for alcohol stove for Snow Peak 450 mug
February 06, 1:08pm

Re: Cold weather performance
Similar topic - I have a GW pro - any qualms using it with a BPL Trapper's mug? I've been looking for a KISS mug setup.

In GEAR » Suggestions for alcohol stove for Snow Peak 450 mug
February 06, 12:23pm

Re: Re: did you see the price on that thing?
Thanks guys, that's exactly what I thought it was.

In Editor's Roundtable » Petzl Tikka XP2 and Tikka Plus2 LED Headlamp Reviews
February 04, 6:03pm

Re: Golite 2010 site up now take a look
@Ben and Co.: I am judging GoLite not based on any standards per se, or against anyone else. I am judging GoLite by what it once was. Think Ion/Jam^2/Pinnacle, the non-existence of Jardine-like...

In GEAR » Golite 2010 site up now take a look
February 04, 5:35pm

All Reader Reviews by Matt Lutz

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Marmot Scree (softshell pants)
There is so much to love about these pants, but the little details kill any possibility of a 5 rating. So 4 it is. The good: The pants are made of Marmot's proprietary M3 fabric, which is a ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
October 20, 9:50am

Zpacks Z1
I bought my Z1 from a BPL forum member. It had a webbing waist belt and a removable sternum strap. I have since removed the waistbelt (via scissors) and removed the sternum strap, which was attached t...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 03, 10:22am

Montbell UL Down Inner Parka
I have a 2008 MB Inner down Parka, and I wish I would have waited until the 2009 models were released before hitting "submit order." I have a size small, which weighs in at 7.2 oz. The ja...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
October 03, 9:24am

Black Diamond Windweight (formerly Jetstream)
I have owned two pairs of BD wind-proof liner gloves - an older pair of Jetstreams and the new model, their Windweights. Both used Polartec Windbloc fabric. These gloves are excellent next-to-skin...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
October 03, 9:15am

Black Diamond Powerstretch (now Midweights)
These are my go-to liner gloves for all seasons. In three-season wear, they are are breathable and not too warm when the temperature dips. In cold and wet weather, I use them under a pair of MLD eVent...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
October 03, 8:50am