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Harrison Carpenter (carpenh) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale St. Vrain River Valley
About Me They call me Carp-Dawg, Dr. C, The Rodent Whisperer, and/or Rat Man-- depending upon who they are and what they see me doing.
My PDF Gear List3-day, 3-season, Solo

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All Forum Posts by Harrison Carpenter

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As you can probably tell from the responses to your query, whether you decide to use rain pants or not depends upon where you travel, when you'll be out on the trails, how you respond to wet co...

In GEAR » Are rain pants necessary?
April 13, 9:18am

Dag nabbit!
My work schedule stinks. If you do manage to create/upload that video, I'd be grateful. Here's hoping everything goes well!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Attn: Boulder, CO area people!
April 03, 7:15pm

Only one?
Criminy! Everything makes me smile in one way or another... If I had to choose one, I'd say it would be my TarpTent Notch-- roomy, comfy, light, and secure.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 16, 6:34pm

Hammock looks OK
+1 on the hammock-- at least I'd say you should give it serious consideration, especially if you tend to sleep on your back.

In GEAR » New shelter advice
March 16, 6:25pm

My $0.02
I've always thought the best advice I ever got came from my Scoutmaster: "The best part of any backpacking trek is getting home alive." Explore, test yourself, go where you never thou...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best single piece of advice for new UL backpackers? Particularly women?
February 09, 7:06pm

Re: Into the Gray
An awesome trip report. The words and images took me back to my days growing up/living in da UP... and made me want to go back ASAP. :)

In Editor's Roundtable » Into the Gray
January 22, 8:58pm

Call it +2
EE's quilts are an excellent bargain, IMO.

In GEAR » Looking To Get a Quality Down Quilt at a Good Value
January 21, 7:34pm

Re: Baselayer to sleep
I've never had a problem with Terramar's silks. What's better would depend upon your cold tolerance, as well as the night's anticipated low temperature. Just for context, I'm a ...

In GEAR » Baselayer to sleep
January 04, 4:42pm

Martini dissent
Gin and vermouth keep very well in a Nalgene flask, especially when olives are added to the mix. Just sayin'... :-)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Beer concentrate lets you take brews on an outdoor adventure
December 16, 9:21pm

After my seam sealing-- probably a little too heavy-- my Notch weighs 27.2 oz, including the stakes. And I measured it on an old analogue scale.

In GEAR » Tarptent Notch real world weights
December 12, 9:00pm

All Reader Reviews by Harrison Carpenter

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TarpTent Notch
This is more of an initial test report. After sealing my Notch's seams, and doing several test-pitches in my backyard, I took it out into Colorado's Indian Peaks Wilderness Area for an overnig...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 23, 7:09pm