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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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Cabela's or LL Bean
Cabela's has the largest selection of winter hats I've ever seen. LL Bean also has traditional billed earflap hats. Both have outstanding quality and an ironclad guarantee.

In GEAR » Christmas gift help-billed winter cap with ear flaps
November 26, 12:16am

Washing tent in bath tub
Bryan, No problems with mesh when washing either the TT Contrail or TT Moment and both had a lot of mesh area. Just treat it gently and when it's wet lift only by the silnylon areas.

In GEAR » Cleaning silnylon tent (TarpTent Notch)
November 26, 12:10am

Utah's fine dust
After backpacking in dusty southern Utah's Grand Escalante area I've always put my Tarptents in the bathtub and rinsed them several times until no more sandy dust appeared in the tub. Th...

In GEAR » Cleaning silnylon tent (TarpTent Notch)
November 25, 1:15pm

Get a hammock with a big roof that extends well beyond your hammock with an attached bug netting on both sides. If the roof is guyed out so it comes down a bit for privacy that's good too. ...

In GEAR » Semi-commercial sleeping gear for the jungle
November 25, 1:00pm

My "kitchen"
POT-> 3 cup anodized aluminum pot & lid from Trail Designs (Fits my Sidewinder CC stove cone.) BOWL-> cut down Zip-Loc fridge bowl to fit inside the 3 cup pot CUP-> plastic "...

In GEAR » What do you use to eat with in the backcountry?
November 25, 12:54pm

Ti and coated aluminum pots -Eeeewwww!
I totally eschew Ti cookware (pots, fry pans, mugs & utensils). Ceramic coated or anodized aluminum spreads heat far better than Ti, is lighter and much less expensive. My little "one ...

In GEAR » Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
November 25, 12:41pm

EB and LLBean & Down Tek DWR
My wife ordered an EB down vest for me for Christmas. Bless her. It has Down Tek DWR treatment. I recommend you get ONLY a parka with down DWR treatment like Down Tek due to its excellent wate...

In GEAR » Down Parka for the wife
November 25, 12:29pm

My CO detector
Thank God you and yours are OK. BTW, I have a CO detector on the wall outlet in the master bedroom hallway. I put it in after a fireman told me I need one as much as a smoke detector. that's...

In GEAR » Don't forget gear for the house.
November 25, 12:24pm

EXOS mesh side pockets
Owen, I'm going to use light silnylon detachable side pockets that will end up protecting the mesh side pockets and add 400 to the pack. I like side pockets for storing stuff I need i...

In GEAR » Finally got an Osprey EXOS 58 backpack
November 25, 12:20pm

I like my Merrill Moab Mid GTX boots. Very comfortable, protective and about as light as possible for an over-the-ankle boot.

In GEAR » Recommend a GTX lightweight boot?
November 25, 1:40am

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