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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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Don't confront, REPORT!
Report this behavior whenever you can and try to get photos of the culprits in a "stealthy-friendly" way. As stated earlier, these people, clueless or not, are criminals, ESPECIALLY in th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Did you have an illegal campfire this weekend or recently?
September 27, 1:34pm

Double Wall Tents
I sold my single wall TT Moment and got the Moment DW with the "partial" ripstop inner. (i.e. netting vents in the top of the inner.) After getting wind-blown fine dust inside several ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tips to keep face warm in a Tarp Tent
September 27, 1:29pm

An Alternative to GTX sox
I use light, seam sealed neoprene closed cell diver's sox for warmth inside my Merrill Moab GTX mid boots. But - and this is why I post this here - they work quite well in my non-GTX Moab lo...

In GEAR » Goretex socks for shoulder season worth it?
September 27, 1:18pm

Please enlighten me
I too like wood fired stoves and so I got a Trail Designs Caldera Cone Sidewinder and optional Inferno wood burning insert. It works great and is highly efficient with my 3 cup mated pot. What...

In GEAR » Backcountry Boiler (Boilerwerks) Nothing!
September 27, 12:56pm

New SPOT satellite
Greg, Very good question. I'm repeating what an REI store clerk told me that he was told a few days prior by a SPOT rep. It may be the rep. was referring to the GEOS International Emerge...

In GEAR » Got a new SPOT Gen 3
September 27, 12:43pm

Down fill & loft
I have two Eddie Bauer down garments, both First Ascent brand. The first was purchased back when EB parted (thankfully) from Speigel and brought our First Ascent. It is the down jacket I'm wear...

In GEAR » Montbell Ex Light Anorak- A Contrarian View
September 27, 12:32pm

Why the SPOT
I bought the SPOT instead of the DeLorme PLB because: 1. It was smaller and lighter than the DeLorme (If I had to carry the d@mned thing then it had to be as light as possible.) 2. SPOT technol...

In GEAR » Got a new SPOT Gen 3
September 27, 11:20am

Got a new SPOT Gen 3
Finally, after vacillating for a few years, I bought a SPOT Gen 3 locator beacon. I'm backpack elk and mule deer hunting by myself in northern-most Nevada at an average altitude of 9,000 ft. (2...

In GEAR » Got a new SPOT Gen 3
September 24, 4:59pm

Whole Paycheck
DK, No problems. Typed responses can't convey human interaction very well. On the topic of horrific food poisoning, Whole Foods, that quintessentially YUPPIE store, has recently had big p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ahh the joys of having a stomach bug 10ish days after backpacking
September 23, 12:30pm

More testing needed
An additional test beyond the "Squishing" test would be a "stuff sack" test. This would mean that test "garments" would be stuffed into a sack at a set pressure, se...

In Editor's Roundtable » Insulation Measurement
September 23, 12:21pm

All Reader Reviews by Eric Blumensaadt

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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

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