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Eric Blumensaadt (Danepacker) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Mojave Desert
About Me Retired H.S. teacher, 10 yr. Nat'l Nordic Ski Patroller, fmr. XC racer, Army ROTC winter survival instructor, hunter, backpacker, former ACA moving water canoeing instructor, sea kayaker.
FINALLY have become a lightweight (not UL)backpacker.

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All Forum Posts by Eric Blumensaadt

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Inverted Canister (MSR Universal)
Roger, I bought the MSR Whisperlite Universal so I could have both a petrol stove and an inverted canister stove. It's my winter stove "system". So I now have this new canister ...

In GEAR » DIY canister stove windscreen
April 18, 12:59am

Modded TT Moment DW
Search for photos of my modded Tarptent moment DW. Better yet, I'll post 'em here. This tent, with the ripstop inner tent, is great for 4 season use. Two vestibules and doors with roo...

In GEAR » Torres del Paine- Chile
April 17, 4:30pm

Weather and alky & ESBIT
If it's raining or snowing hard I'm going to want to be in my Moment DW or Scarp 2 vestibule for cooking. And I DON'T want to be in a vestibule with an alky or ESBIT stove (or WG st...

In GEAR » Need suggestions for lighter stove
April 17, 4:25pm

"SOLE" insoles at REI
Charlie, See my PM to you.

In GEAR » Insole replacement for very shaped Asolo footwear (I think I'm loosing fat padding in balls of my feet)
April 17, 1:45pm

My wet weather gear list
TENT-> Tarptent Moment DW W/ ripstop inner tent (DWR treated) BAG & mattress-> WM Megalite down bag W/ Revivex DWR treated shell Thermarest Prolite mattress. OR, for very constantly we...

In GEAR » Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
April 17, 1:32pm

CC Sidewinder W/ ESBIT or alky
I have a Trail Designs Sidewinder and use ESBIT (unless fire regs say no). It is made for my 3 cup Open Country pot and is VERY light when I only have to carry the ti cone, my modded ESBIT "BG...

In GEAR » Need suggestions for lighter stove
April 17, 12:35pm

DWR down garments
Richard, Thank you for your new research. It is very enlightening - and money saving. It would appear that good (700 - 800 fill wt.) DWR treated down, such as Dri Dowm, would give the best we...

In GEAR » Microfleece 100
April 16, 1:25pm

Bob's"heat exchanger strip"?
Jimmer, What is Bob Moulder's heat exchanger strip? Sounds interesting for cold weather canister cooking. (However I do have the new MSR Whisperlite Universal with the "upside-down&quo...

In GEAR » DIY canister stove windscreen
April 16, 12:51pm

Not "dry" but feeling dry(er)
If you wear the right combination of synthetic and wool clothes you can at least feel drier. 1.> It's a subjective, very personal thing but you have to know if garments of Coolmax feel d...

In GEAR » Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
April 16, 12:44pm

Colorado Trail needs workers - ALWAYS
If you would like to get a taste od organized trail maintenance and building/re-building join the Colorado Trail workers. They nave many project all along the trail every summer. This is one of...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Work Thread
April 15, 12:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Blumensaadt

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Thermarest Neo-Air
I purchased a Regular (72") Neo-Air mattress from REI in April of '09. In backyard "camp" testing at 40 F I found it to be definitely more comfortable than either my lightweight ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 24, 1:22am

Garmin Colorado 300
The new Garmin Colorado ia a MAPPING GPS and comes in various versions. I got the 300 version as it comes UNLOADED (no maps). The purchaser must buy Garmin's "Topo 2008" Mapsource CD for...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
September 22, 10:41pm

Danner Radical 452 GTX Hiker
This is Danner's lightest hiking/backpacking boot at an advertised 2.8 lbs per pair (mens' 9) I bought it after a Keen eVent lined boot began to have its uppers stitching come apart after o...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 01, 10:50pm

NEOS Trekker overshoe
Long, long ago, in a city far, far away known as Erie Pennsylvania I had need of a tall overboot to put over my dress shoes. This was to help me to get TO my car to dig it out after a snow storm. They...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 30, 9:59am

Cabela's Thermastat
These long john zip T-neck tops & bottoms are VERY durable and very comfortable in many situations. I've had several sets of Cabela's Thermastat long johns, both medium and Expedition ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
July 06, 2:48pm

Black Diamond Cosmo is NOT cosmic, man!
...But not the worst. The main problem is that, unlike the very similar regulated Princeton Tec Quad headlamp. the Cosmo is NOT regulated. This means light diminishes as the battery power drops. Al...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
July 06, 2:37pm

Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 F, 800 down
I owned a M.H.Phantom 32 for 1 month and returned it to REI after seeing a Western Mountaineering Megalite bag, which has a similar weight and temperature rating but much more loft than the Phantom 32...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
February 16, 12:40am

This relatively new backpack, now superseded by the very similar UL Cruise, is truly a UL backpack rated to 40 lbs max. It's twin, extruded & corrugated aluminum stays support the bag on the a...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
January 21, 11:17pm

JetBoil 1.5 L. pot
The larger of the JetBoil pots (1.5 L.) is great even without the JetBoil canister stove. I bought it to use with my canister stoves (Vargo Jet-Ti and MSR Wind Pro) and it IS more efficient than my 1....

In Cookware - Other
January 18, 9:56am

Vargo Triad
Vargo outdoors has improved the Triad XE convertable stove by changing to a larger alcohol container/burner. This stove is a good alky cooker with the new, larger burner and very versatile B/C the ba...

In Stoves - Alcohol
January 18, 9:50am