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David Drake (DavidDrake) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale North Idaho
About Me I manage the Fabrication Labs for a university architecture program, and teach design courses.
CityMoscow
StateIdaho
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://ddrake.net
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New Roclite 295s--anyone tried them yet?
Had a pair of Roclite 295s a few years ago, and really liked them. Was thinking of getting another pair, but heard Inov 8 made major changes to the shoe (including a new, too-vibrant-for-my-taste c...

In GEAR » New Roclite 295s--anyone tried them yet?
April 16, 10:57am

Re: SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
Also confusing: the hip belt is under the 'options' tab, and listed as 10 oz. Does this mean the 19-21 oz pack weight includes the hip belt or not? I'm actually comfortable with Ryan...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
April 14, 7:35pm

Re: 2 sleeping bags
I was thinking of the Lark UL 10, but again, I'm not personally familiar with Feather Friends bags. The Egret doesn't look like it comes long enough for you. Bag temps are only rough gui...

In GEAR » TENT, SLEEPING BAG AND STOVE SUGGESTIONS.
April 13, 10:24pm

Re: REI 3 CHOICES:
The Western Mountaineering Versalite is rated 10F--Backcountry.com carries them. I own WM's 20F rated Ultralite and it's an excellent bag--WM's reputation for quality is as good as it g...

In GEAR » TENT, SLEEPING BAG AND STOVE SUGGESTIONS.
April 13, 9:44pm

Re: Re: MYOG
Hi Tim, Good points, and I certainly didn't mean to imply beginners should be *designing* their own stuff. And of course, renting or borrowing gear the first few times makes far more sense tha...

In GEAR » Cheapest possible gear lilst
April 13, 4:10pm

MYOG
Conventional wisdom is Light/High Quality/Low cost: choose any two. MYOG can give you all three (assuming you don't count your labor in the cost). University rec. programs often rent gear fo...

In GEAR » Cheapest possible gear lilst
April 13, 1:47pm

Re: TENT, SLEEPING BAG AND STOVE SUGGESTIONS.
As I recall from your previous thread, the big question was (and still is) what you mean by four season. Four-season tent usually means something that can handle high winds and snow-loading. Wil...

In GEAR » TENT, SLEEPING BAG AND STOVE SUGGESTIONS.
April 13, 1:30pm

Re: fly
"For the last yr the Haven has been a figment of imagination." I see both versions of the Haven are now unavailable. FWIW, I ordered my Haven tarp 1 February 2014, and received it prom...

In Gear Lists » Need Some Feedback
April 13, 1:06pm

SMD Haven
Haven't had it on a trip yet, let alone in the rain. Wife is recovering from ACL surgery a few weeks ago, so it will prob. be late June or July before we're hiking together. Mountains here ...

In Gear Lists » Need Some Feedback
April 13, 12:16pm

Narrow quilt
"Possibly someone in this wide world has a 48" quilt that works for him/her." FWIW, I measure my Golite 1+ season quilt at 49". For comparison, I measure the circumference ar...

In Make Your Own Gear » Three quilt questions.
April 13, 11:39am

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