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Eric Fredricksen (efredricksen) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Eric Fredricksen

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Lack-of-a-trip report
I'm new to BPL, and more or less new to lightweight backpacking in general. Although it had been a couple years since my last backpacking trip, and one every few years is par for me, early this...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lack-of-a-trip report
September 10, 11:31pm

Re: "What is Percent of Naked"
Thanks. Very interesting reading. By breathability I did mean CFM, I think.

In Philosophy & Technique » I don't get wind shirts
September 02, 8:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: I don't get wind shirts
Also, a related question: Is degree of wind protection exactly the same as breatheability (negatively expressed)? So would a more breathable shirt *necessarily* provide less wind protection?

In Philosophy & Technique » I don't get wind shirts
September 02, 4:58pm

Re: Re: I don't get wind shirts
Thanks, folks. From the comments so far it sounds like I just need to give the thing a better test run. I didn't have it on for long.

In Philosophy & Technique » I don't get wind shirts
September 02, 3:33pm

Polycryo on Amazon
Here it is on Amazon, or so I believe. Just saw it at Home Depot the other day too.

In Gear Swap » WTB Polycryo groundsheets - Help please
September 02, 3:28pm

I don't get wind shirts
I'm new to the wind shirt concept, or to practicing it at least. I have a new Montbell UL Wind Jacket and an OR Zealot. Neither have had to face rain on the trail, but it rained here in Sea...

In Philosophy & Technique » I don't get wind shirts
September 02, 3:06pm

I wonder if Ion Mask is kin at all to Feathered Friends' nanoSphere, beyond the word "nano" appearing. When it was described to me it sounded like this stuff. I chose it for my sleepi...

In GEAR » Ion Mask
September 01, 5:23pm

Re: Tyvek Raingear in hand
I just got a shipment of Tyvek too, in a variety of sizes since I didn't know what size I wore. I threw the pants on over my jeans and large seems to fit me best - I'm 6'0, 185lbs or so...

In GEAR » Tyvek Raingear in hand
August 22, 9:30pm

Re: Re: My mournful volcano kettle
You may have out-cuted me. Don't worry. I won't be getting into this market any time soon. (I should get a commission for letting you advertise on my thread though :) And I like the blu...

In Make Your Own Gear » 1oz Cookset
August 18, 9:43am

Re: Reconsidering the pillow
There are a few sub-ounce pillows available from BPL such as this one. I've got one en route but I haven't tried it yet. I also thought of using a (I'm guessing 6"x9" or so...

In GEAR » Reconsidering the pillow
August 18, 9:30am

All Reader Reviews by Eric Fredricksen

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Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket
Fit is a bit loose around the body for a large, I think; other than that the amount of warmth it provides for so little weight is lovely. (And there I am wearing it in my avatar picture.)

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 07, 1:06pm