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David Thomas (DavidinKenai) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale North Woods. Far North.
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StateAlaska
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Another BPLer in Kenai
>"+20 to -20 is a massive temperature range. " +1 We've had a dozen au pairs and exchange students stay with us and when they come from the tropics (Peru, Thailand) or even S...

In Gear Lists » Cold weather gear advice for Alaska (really...)
November 26, 11:11pm

Re: Tough, but light clothes for desert hiking
I've been amazed at how undamaged my Patagonia Baggie long pants and pullover stayed over three decades of use and abuse. Note the CLOTHES were fine, while the person might get stabbed or poked...

In GEAR » Tough, but light clothes for desert hiking
November 26, 2:33pm

Cheap as in free?
The bottom 3" of a half-gallon, HDPE milk carton is lighter, more wide-ranging in temperature, and easier to clean up (by hand or in the dishwasher) than any purchased bowl.

In GEAR » Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
November 25, 10:05am

Re: VHF Radio - German Tourist
One other thing the VHF might let you do is BE the rescuer (not just the rescued). If another human-powered craft or small motor boat had a medical, mechanical or dunking, a tow can't pull ove...

In Post-Trip Reports » Canoeing Mississippi River
November 24, 3:49pm

VHF Radio - German Tourist
>"You have stressed (like I do as well) that it is essential to have a means of communication with the locks. On my Mississippi trip we used a mobile phone. You are the first paddlers I...

In Post-Trip Reports » Canoeing Mississippi River
November 24, 3:30pm

Re: Is Golite shipping? Or stiffing?
Hopefully, you paid with a credit card. Either don't pay that portion of your credit card bill until it arrives (tell the cc company why), or ask that the charge be reversed after the 30 day l...

In Gear Deals » Is Golite shipping? Or stiffing?
November 23, 11:41pm

Re: Guidance requested on 'pairing' sleeping bags
Any two bags of at-all similar length with the same type of zipper (e.g. YKK#10, etc) can be zipped together. However, unless unless they are a left and right bag, someone ends up with the "h...

In GEAR » Guidance requested on 'pairing' sleeping bags
November 23, 6:51pm

Re: Aconcagua
>"Scree gaiters: Yes or no? I imagine it can be quite dusty/gritty lower down." I've been on some scree slopes on which the more protection I had around my ankles, the better. ...

In Gear Lists » Aconcagua
November 22, 1:46pm

That other canoe-trail system.
I'll just point out that there is ANOTHER national, wilderness canoe-trails system in the USA: the Kenai Canoe Trails. Not nearly as large as BWCA, but it would be easy to spend a few weeks ex...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Boundary Waters trip
November 22, 11:37am

Regional differences
>"a woman hiking solo is unusual must vary regionally" I was hiking along an established trail but a little early in the season and mid week so nobody was out. A solo woman was com...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
November 22, 11:11am

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