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Dave Marcus (Djrez4) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Rocky Mountains
About Me Lifelong backpacker, but UL newbie.

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My Costco is selling packages of two sets of Yaktraks-equivalent traction devices for $20, I believe.

In GEAR » Crampons for the Grand Canyon
February 28, 6:31pm

Re: re
Don't count on a trekking pole for self-arrest. They're not designed for it and ineffective. For ski-mo/backcountry trips, I carry one BD Traverse (with a CF lower from the carbon probe...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » 53 vs 58 cm ice axe
November 25, 4:14pm

Re: BD Whippet recall
Thanks for posting. BD has requested that I destroy the upper and send a picture to them before they'll send me a new one.

In GEAR » BD Whippet recall
November 24, 3:45pm

Re: Alpha thoughts (Mammut Guye)
I picked up a Mammut Guye jacket at REI over the weekend and wore it on my ride to work this morning. It breaths better than my (2014) Houdini and kept me perfectly balanced once I started pedalin...

In GEAR » Alpha thoughts (Rab Strata Hoody)
November 24, 3:02pm

Re: Exped Multimat
I use one as a tent floor liner when I camp with the dogs. But I use a single 20x80 ensolite pad as a supplement when I'm solo.

In GEAR » Exped Multimat
October 18, 5:03pm

Poor geese
Can you imagine the reaction at FF when this guy called them up to order?

In GEAR » UL deep winter bag... stuffed with 16 lbs of down
October 16, 8:26pm

Re: Re: Smuggling offer to Kiwis
@William - Apologies. We were in Turkey in June. Had David posted this back in May, I would have offered. I'm not naturally kind and giving enough to come up with such an offer on my own.

In Gear Deals » Smuggling offer to Kiwis
October 14, 4:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Recommendation for a titanium cup?
- The hazard (to your lips) of drinking very hot liquid out of a metal cup is significantly greater. The hazard of death from driving to the traihead is massively greater. - I guess if you can&...

In GEAR » Recommendation for a titanium cup?
September 30, 9:52pm

Re: New Black Diamond Ion headlamp
I have one from an REI garage sale. I haven't figured out how to make the controls work consistently. It's not just mine; I played with one in store, too, and it was difficult to oper...

In GEAR » New Black Diamond Ion headlamp
September 10, 9:28pm

Re: PIF: Light & Motion helmet mount
Email sent!

In Gear Swap » PIF: Light & Motion helmet mount
September 07, 7:59pm

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