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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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My ESBIT Cone experience
For about a decade I experimented with various ways to get more efficiency from ESBIT fuel tabs. Finally I got a CC Sidewinder and matching 3 cup pot and lid. THAT made all the difference. Now ...

In GEAR » Comparative efficiency of caldera cone vs diy windscreen in wind
August 01, 1:28pm

Oz. = Lbs.
Greg, I'll look at lots of those weight savings you did with my Scarp 2 and Moment DW. Definitely the metal zipper pulls, even though TT's pulls are small, And the MSR carbon core stakes m...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
July 31, 2:27pm

TT Stratospire
The Stratospire has a lot of room for the weight. She will like that room but first you have to show her tents (most other 2 p) that are smaller. Then she will appreciate the Stratospire.

In GEAR » 2 person Double Wall
July 29, 8:57pm

REI Kimtah eVent parka
My REI eVent parka is still going strong after around town, backpacking and skiing use. I run it through a wash cycle with no soap or cleaner. Then I dry it and then spray with Revivex. Had t...

In GEAR » eVent warranty just one year?
July 29, 8:49pm

Love/hate relationship??
God forbid I should encourage her! Anyway, I'm married and, as one wise man once told me, "Don't disappoint more than one woman at a time."

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Avoiding nasty hiking partners...
July 27, 7:25pm

Erica, go to Boulder to Neptune Mountaineering. They are very helpful and have a great book selection on the local areas. P.S. after visiting Neptune Mountaineering go out the door and turn left...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Colorado Backpacking Resources
July 27, 3:16pm

Mongoose? Moi? ;o)
Bob, Yeah, she must have something agin' me. Or maybe she just doesn't like men. I suspect the latter. Me a mongoose? Nah! I'm just a little puppy with sharp little teeth and not ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Avoiding nasty hiking partners...
July 27, 3:10pm

Snake Lady Stories
Marko, The temptation to tell those epics is great but I know I've already gone too far here as it is. Well, OK, just one. The leader, another woman and I reached the agreed upon final...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Avoiding nasty hiking partners...
July 26, 5:15pm

Harmonica (I wish)
I wish that, like Survivorman, I could play a harmonica well, then I'd take one. But... I CAN play a radio - and my I-Pod. Does that count?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do you take along a musical instrument?
July 26, 3:48pm

Training & experience helps - but only to a point
As mentioned, >I taught high school students for 35 years. (And taught psychology for 20 years.) >I practice meditation. >I've been trained by the Sierra Club in Outings Leade...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Avoiding nasty hiking partners...
July 26, 3:47pm

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