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David Gardner (GardnerOutdoorLD) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern California
About Me Long-time backpacker and ultralight fan. Day job as an attorney. Did civil and mechanical engineering before law school. Have a cottage business making super ultralight stoves, cook kits, trekking poles, polycryo tarp/tents and saws
CityPetaluma
StateCalifornia
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.GOLDGear.co

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Re: Some questions about winter camping in the Sierras.
Hey Justin, I skied the Winter Sierra High Route in the winter of 1992. For tents we used a combination of 8'x8' four-sided floorless pyramid tents erected over 2-3 ft. deep square dugout ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Some questions about winter camping in the Sierras.
August 12, 9:39pm

Re: Dog Ugly
Thanks Dan. Good advice on the silicone.

In Make Your Own Gear » All aluminum flat bottom Foster's cans
July 10, 12:59pm

Re: Re: All aluminum flat bottom Foster's cans
Jonathan, I'll do some comparison burns if I get a chance before 8/18, when I head back to grad school. At present, the cans are sealed together with a press fit. I did a few boils on the...

In Make Your Own Gear » All aluminum flat bottom Foster's cans
July 09, 11:18pm

All aluminum flat bottom Foster's cans
While fiddling with a large aluminum cat food can and a Foster’s can, I realized that they are the same diameter. From there came the idea to cut off the bottom of a Foster’s can and press-fit ...

In Make Your Own Gear » All aluminum flat bottom Foster's cans
July 09, 8:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: New tie-out idea...
Short sections of carbon fiber tube used where where the tape folds should also work to spread the loads, especially if coupled with the V style tape tie out. Short sections of carbon fiber tubes c...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycryo Strength Analysis
June 18, 11:55am

Re: Long sleeve hiking shirts
I use a Coolibar button up shirt with protected mesh panel on the back and a foldable tall collar for neck sun protection. 50 SPF. Weight is 10 oz. Coolibar offers a number of button and no-butt...

In GEAR » Long sleeve hiking shirts
June 18, 11:31am

Re: Creative way you dropped 1oz
I'm working on losing the 20 lb. spare tire built up over the past two years of drinking Foster's to make into cook pots, which would be like negative five pounds even with my full pack wit...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Creative way you dropped 1oz
June 18, 11:14am

Re: Tent movies?
Call me old fashioned too. For me a big part of camping is getting away from all the techno and connectivity stuff, to experience life in the moment in a natural setting. But we're becoming din...

In GEAR » Tent movies?
June 18, 9:36am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Space blanket
I still have, and occasionally use for car camping, an REI rectangular down sleeping bag that I acquired in 1974. A good down bag is definitely a life time purchase.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » no sleep bag camping
June 10, 8:40pm

Re: no sleep bag camping
I've used that combination a couple of times, in combination with my puffy and hiking tights and rain pants, but only where it didn't drop below 45-50* F at night

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » no sleep bag camping
June 09, 4:00pm

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