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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.
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Why is this forum so inactive?
...Is it that even on a site like BPL, few bother going SUL? Maybe SUL is something that's run its course (i.e., everyone interested in hitting SUL-type base weights has already done so)? ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Why is this forum so inactive?
July 19, 1:52pm

Re: Can we talk down quitls, your help appreciated
Hi JimmyB, I bought an EE Enigma w/ 800FP a few months ago, after considering a range of quilts/bags. Made spreadsheet comparing weights/costs/FP etc and posted here: http://www.backpackingligh...

In GEAR » Can we talk down quitls, your help appreciated
July 13, 10:30am

Re: Re: Installing slider on continuous zipper
Good point about the slider, Greg--I was using a double-sided slider, so didn't think mattered. I tried shoving both ends in, and just couldn't get it--obviously, I had the slider wrong ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Installing slider on continuous zipper
July 12, 12:20pm

Re: Seven Devils / Hells Canyon Wilderness
Nice trip report, Ian. Coincidentally, I was in the Devils car-camping with my kids at the same time. My 5 y.o. son esp. enjoyed "sledding" in June: I've hiked sections of the ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Seven Devils / Hells Canyon Wilderness
July 12, 12:06pm

Installing slider on continuous zipper
Couldn't figure it out the other day, then found this video. Short, to the point, and simple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24_71RzEqTE

In Make Your Own Gear » Installing slider on continuous zipper
July 12, 10:38am

Softening up noseeum mesh?
Just received some noseeum mesh from DIYGearSupply that I plan to use for a mesh inner. It feels pretty stiff--doesn't drape the way I was expecting. Is this something that will go away with...

In Make Your Own Gear » Softening up noseeum mesh?
July 11, 1:55pm

MYOG mesh inner or bivy under shaped tarp on WT?
I'm in the final stages of helping my 13 yo daughter gear up for a Wonderland Trail hike (she's going with my wife and I) at the end of the month. She'll be using the solo shaped tarp I...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG mesh inner or bivy under shaped tarp on WT?
July 07, 1:59pm

Re: Newbie Gear List - Weighed and Listed
Hi Richard, Great start. A few thoughts: For fall and spring, I suspect you'll want an insulation layer (puffy, fleece, or both), plus a beanie and lightweight gloves. Figure that will ad...

In Gear Lists » Newbie Gear List - Weighed and Listed
July 06, 10:23am

Re: Independence Day Sale
Thanks, Lawson. Picked up some stakes, Insulite pad, and Ironwire.

In Gear Deals » Independence Day Sale
July 05, 10:31am

Re: three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
I'm not a runner, but certainly seems plausible. I've managed 4 days with a 25L pack:

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
July 05, 10:26am

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