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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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Georgian Bay 24 hour rain/windstorm
I was sea kayaking in Georgian Bay (off Lake Huron in Canada - eh?) and had to sit out a nasty storm alone in my 3 man Eureka dome tent. The storm was long and often intense, with lots of light...

In GEAR » Stories of bad weather and how your shelter went
July 27, 5:19pm

Flatiron region or Indian Peaks
The Flatirons are right nest to The People's Republic of Boulder and may not permit camping but you can stealth camp off trail. A better place is the Indian Peaks trailhead just outside of N...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Suggest a route for me -- late October, near Denver
July 26, 3:31pm

Katadyn Micropur tablets
Ed, I recommend Katadyn Micropur chlorine dioxide tablets instead of Aqua Mira drops or tabs. Easier to use and, IMHO, a more reliable purifier. The U.S. military, among others, uses them so it...

In GEAR » Thanks for all of your help so far!
July 20, 3:32pm

AHA! Yet another little pearl of wisdom from BPL contributors. Nice to know.

In GEAR » Knife and ferro rod
July 20, 3:28pm

Trail Designe Open Country pots
Trail Designs, makers of Caldera Cone stoves, sell Open Country pots that are hard anodized on the inside. They come with a lid. I have a 3 cup Open Country pot to fit my Sidewinder CC stove an...

In GEAR » Recommend me a good pot.
July 20, 3:26pm

Pot sides heat exchange
Jerry, What you're saying seems to be what Trail Designs discovered and developed with their Caldera Cone design. The pot normally sits all the way inside the cone, suspended by the pot'...

In GEAR » Do You Have a Gear Modding "Magnificent Obsession"?
July 18, 12:01pm

Eddie Bauer 1st Ascent
The jacket in my avatar is the original EB First Ascent jacket. I wish I had one of the new First Ascent jackets with Dri Down treated down but mine in still great for western backpacking at hi...

In GEAR » Down Jacket Help
July 17, 3:06pm

"Dr. Daniels"
A good shot or two of Jack Daniels or Jim Beam before crawling out of yer bag/quilt will get yer heart started and tide ya over 'til the coffee is ready. * Alcohol dilates yer blood vessels ...

In GEAR » Please give suggestions to help solve waking up from cold
July 16, 7:16pm

David, That is sooo interesting. A pot with built-in insulation. Just patent the damned idea and then sit back and collect the partial royalties when some company just "has to have it"...

In GEAR » Do You Have a Gear Modding "Magnificent Obsession"?
July 16, 7:13pm

If'n I didn't already have a nice Brunton Flex stove I'd get one. Maybe I still will for a friend who had his ENTIRE house robbed of every item moveable including all camping gear. ...

In GEAR » BRS 3000T stove.
July 16, 7:06pm

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