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Dan Cunningham (mn-backpacker) - BPL Guest

My Locale Land of 12,000 Loons
About Me I obviously enjoy backpacking on the lighter side. I work in technology (UNIX - Dev - Mac - Networking - Graphics - Web - etc) and I'm generally quite laid back.
StateMinnesota
CountryUSA
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Tibetan Titanium
I have a Tibetan Titanium 1100 — see THIS thread for more details. The only issue is that since it's from the UK, exchange rate is key. At the time I got mine it was only $44, but today it&#...

In GEAR » Question for Bushbuddy owners
February 12, 8:52am

Re: Gear Brands and Their Pimps
Mike Clelland! is always pimping toilet paper. Er... wait... I think I have that backwards.

In GEAR » Gear Brands and Their Pimps
February 12, 8:37am

Agree!
I like how you separate the concepts of being prepared with being equipped, as the two are completely different. Interestingly, I never made the distinction until I started packing light. I think t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Be Prepared, Not Equipped
January 26, 5:41pm

inner Parka
I have the Mont Bell Down Inner Parka. It's a little warmer due to the hood, but otherwise is the same. I think most people should be warm down to freezing in it with a light base layer. Beyond...

In GEAR » Question for Montbell UL down inner jacket users
January 24, 9:07am

Re: Most efficient gravity filter system - need market update
A couple of weeks ago I finally got the Frontier Pro gravity filter I made out on the Superior Hiking Trail. Having read reports that the FP can clog quickly on the clear (but full of tannins) wate...

In GEAR » Most efficient gravity filter system - need market update
June 05, 11:20am

Re: Aborted Thru Hike - Feeling Crushed
Thanks all! I'm feeling a bit better about the whole thing now. Today I'm leaving for a 4 day fishing/canoe trip on a river in Wisconsin. Everything goes in the boat, and we camp along t...

In Chaff » Aborted Thru Hike - Feeling Crushed
May 22, 7:57am

Aborted Thru Hike - Feeling Crushed
Yes, it was a shorter thru hike - the 205 mile Superior Hiking Trail in Northern MN - but it was my first thru hike and I've never been so excited to do a trip. It all started well. The trai...

In Chaff » Aborted Thru Hike - Feeling Crushed
May 20, 9:34pm

Re: Frontier Pro lifespan
Michael - Yes.

In Make Your Own Gear » Heavier, Better Gravity Filter for the Lazy Backpacker
May 11, 9:33pm

"sins"
Granite Gear Vapor Trail - overkill since the gear in it is < 10 pounds, but I love the comfortable carry GSI Cascadian cup (1.9 oz) and an GSI nForm bowl (1.5 oz). Yes, I could use my Tibeta...

In GEAR » Little weight "sins"
May 11, 7:14am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Our Lightest Cozy Yet
Roger - I didn't use a lid cozy, just a lid and cozy. The lid was just the lid off a sour cream container - very thin plastic and nothing else. It's amazing how much of a difference even th...

In GEAR » Our Lightest Cozy Yet
May 09, 12:56pm

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