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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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Best book on the subject
Art, Be sure to read "Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book". Best book on the subject of winter camping and travel, bar none.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 4-day winter backcountry trip
December 20, 5:58pm

Winter bag items
1. light Neoprene VBL diver's sox (seam sealed) 2. boot liners!! (Unless you like freezing feet at breakfast time and while breaking camp) 3. water (in a Drybag - just in case) 4. ALL electr...

In Winter Hiking » List of things to keep warm in your sleeping bag
December 20, 5:53pm

I have an REI Kimtah "suit" of parka and pants. I like the breathability and durability of the mid-weight fabric. About 1 lb. for each piece. I just waited for various sales to buy the pa...

In GEAR » Waterproof Pants ?
December 20, 5:41pm

EB Karakoram's so-called "collar"
So I finally got my Karakoran 0 bag today. LENGTH - It's just right for me (5' 10") and my boot liners, water, GPS, camera, etc. It's exactly the Same length as my MH -20 F. siz...

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 18, 10:43pm

Thanks Henry and Franco
When I went to the TT site tonight to show my buddy how to find tent specs and I showed him the see-thru tab and I was amazed to find "occupants" in the tent. Love the sitting and lay...

In GEAR » Live dummies at Tarptent
December 18, 10:02pm

Sarah, thanks you so much for alerting us to the frosting tubes. Now I'll just get those and forget the rolls. I can "administer" frosting directly from the tube to my mouth. Kind...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cinnamon Roll Pan Biscuits
December 17, 1:54pm

Why just Aquamira??
Why not use Katadyn MicroPur chlorine dioxide tablets? Easy to carry a lot and easier than mixing Aquamira.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Availability of Aquamira along AT
December 17, 1:45pm

WM and down DWR
Woubier, I talked to a WM rep yesterday and he said that it appears Down Tek, Dri Down and other down DWR treatments wash off fairly quickly and that is why they do not use a down DWR yet. H...

In GEAR » Winter down bag decision
December 17, 1:32pm

Instant Cream of Wheat
I like Instant Cream of Wheat as a break form instant oatmeal. I add granola to my hot cereals. Butter helps in winter. 1 tablespoon. I also add cocoa powder to my hot cereals. Sometimes ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cant stand oatmet for breakfast anymore...ideas?
December 16, 10:25pm

As illustrated in "Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book" do NOT consume alcohol straight from a sub-freezing container. You may freeze your esophagus!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Adult beverages for Winter Camping
December 16, 10:20pm

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