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Dan Cunningham (mn-backpacker) - BPL Guest

My Locale Land of 12,000 Loons
About Me I obviously enjoy backpacking on the lighter side. I work in technology (UNIX - Dev - Mac - Networking - Graphics - Web - etc) and I'm generally quite laid back.
StateMinnesota
CountryUSA
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Re: Therm-a-rest pads Question
I have a ridgerest, but can't sleep on it. Many can just fine, but not me - I sleep best on air mattresses, and a NeoAir (while quite spendy) weighs the same as a ridgerest. I do know this ...

In GEAR » Therm-a-rest pads Question
April 20, 9:02pm

Re: Re: Quilts and the Ground
I own and use a sleeping bag - a WM MegaLite Long. Honestly, I could use a quilt 90% of the time and save 8 ounces. I never zip the thing up. I only do it when it hits freezing. Otherwise, it'...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag Help for Tall Claustrophobe
April 20, 8:51pm

mini bic to fire steel
I've always just used a mini Bic with the safety thing removed. They work great and are insanely reliable. When I got my BushBuddy I decided to go old school. I've started using a LiteMy...

In GEAR » What do you use to start your fire/stove?
April 20, 7:35pm

I love the north woods!
I just love the terrain of the north woods. Thanks for the pics. I'm fairly certain that's what then north end of the SHT will look like when I start my thru hike in mid May. You're get...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sub 4lb - Frontenac P.P.
April 20, 7:25pm

Re: Re: Coastal Trail - Spring
I'd be interested to see your list for the SHT. Steven - I've uploaded my current planned gear list to my profile. I keep tweaking it, so I don't know what the final list will look l...

In Gear Lists » Coastal Trail - Spring
April 20, 7:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Multiuse?
WB = White blaze... don't bother.

In Multiple Use Gear » Tent stakes in ...
April 19, 8:06pm

Re: Re: re lighter radio
Chris, according to THIS site, the DT-400W is 3.6 ounces. Not sure how reliable that info is, but there ya go. :)

In GEAR » Lighter radio?
April 19, 7:28pm

Re: Re: Coastal Trail - Spring
That's a good list. Matt is more qualified for this type of list than I, but I did have a few thoughts. Unfortunately, Matt took most of them... I'd be curious what's in a .6 oz firs...

In Gear Lists » Coastal Trail - Spring
April 19, 6:12pm

Desk Job
Yes, I work a desk job. 5 days a week I'm sitting most of the time, but I try to get up and walk around as much as I can. When I do, I'm in dress shoes. I drive 50 minutes home each day. On...

In On the Web » Myths about Expensive Cross-Training Shoes
April 19, 10:33am

Re: Re: How light should I go?
The reason I mentioned hypothermia is that I've seen it first hand in similar conditions. North woods, mid-spring, sustained rain, and mid 40's for temps. My cousin got it, and he didn'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How light should I go?
April 19, 10:22am

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