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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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PSOLAR face masks
Get a Psolar face mask that contains copper mesh to warm incoming breath. It works to reduce the amount of moisture lost from your body due to the effects of breathing cold air. And it keeps your n...

In Winter Hiking » Frosty Breath, how to prevent a soggy sleeping bag?
April 23, 10:05pm

"Inbteresting" Design
While the Tensegrity is an "interesting" design I would not opt for it for any hike that could involve high winds. I sold my TT Contrail because it flapped too much in higher winds an...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
April 21, 2:19pm

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

All Reader Reviews by Eric Blumensaadt

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Henry patiently answered all my questions, via e-mail and by phone, months before I purchased my Contrail. Once I got my tent and saw the excellent design and construction I realized one thing. Hen...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 18, 9:43am

MSR Dragonfly Multi-fuel
After purchasing a Primus "adjustable" multi-fuel stove and being unable to simmer low enough to bake with it I returned it to EMS and got the MSR Dragonfly. To my delight it simmered PERFEC...

In Stoves - White Gas
January 16, 6:15pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
I bought my Backpacking Light ESBIT stove as a superlight emergency stove. I tested it with a cut down MSR windscreen & the included base reflector. The reflector is, to me, more of a safety item...

In Stoves - Other
January 16, 5:50pm

5.11 gear Tactical nylon pants
5.11 is a company that makes law enforcement gear. There Tactical pants are made in either nylon canvas or cotton canvas. I chose nylon for its fast drying ability and safety in wet conditions. Th...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 16, 12:24am

Vargo Outdoors Jet-Ti
The Jet-Ti is a minimalist canister stove similar to the MSR Pocket Rocket and Brunton/Primus Crux, et al. The difference is that the Jet-Ti is made mostly from titanium and therefore is quite strong...

In Stoves - Canister
January 15, 2:13pm

Western Mountaineering Megalite
I just tested my Western Mountaineering Megalite summer bag last night in my backyard here in Henderson, NV (Las Vegas' southern suburb). It was a chilly 22F and I soon learned the bag would handl...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 13, 1:59pm

Tarptent Contrail
The TarpTent Contrail is the result of Henry Shires' years of experience & customer feedback and it shows in every detail. Only in Hilleberg tents will you find such attention to detail. As...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
January 12, 10:06pm

MSR Wind Pro
This stove is a "remote canister" type W/ a braided stainless line from the canister to the 3- legged burner. "Wind Pro" means you can, and should, use a full windscreen around t...

In Stoves - Canister
January 11, 2:25am