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David Bonn (david_bonn) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Cascades
About Me Semi-retired computer geek, sometime employee of the National Parking Lot Service, fluent skier and hiker.

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Re: Re: Help Me Replace My UL Windshirt
You are describing that patagonia houdini full-zip windshirt:

In GEAR » Your Choice of UL Windshirt?
December 09, 9:37pm

Re: Nordic vs Trekking Poles
I think a lot of it (straps vs no straps) is about what you are used to. In the right (or very wrong) snow conditions, a nordic skier might be 100 percent propelled by their poles. 20km and 30k...

In GEAR » Nordic vs Trekking Poles
December 09, 4:57pm

Re: General Map ?'s
Yes. I love maps. At all scales. Of most any place. On trips I use them to write on (and sometimes have journals and shopping lists and notes from phone calls on the back). I have a USGS 7...

In Philosophy & Technique » General Map ?'s
December 09, 4:38pm

Re: Nordic vs Trekking Poles
Doug, thanks for clearing that up. I'm a hard-core cross-country skier (and I'm writing this between while I'm letting my just-waxes skis cool off before scraping and brushing them) ...

In GEAR » Nordic vs Trekking Poles
December 09, 9:35am

Re: Nordic vs Trekking Poles
I'm sorry Doug, but that is 3.5 ounces per pair. For a 155cm pole. You can spend a bit more money and get that to less than 3 oz / pair. On this web site BMW stix poles claim 5.4 oz/pr for...

In GEAR » Nordic vs Trekking Poles
December 09, 9:04am

Re: Nordic vs Trekking Poles
If you want *real* lightweight poles, look at mid-range nordic racing poles...

In GEAR » Nordic vs Trekking Poles
December 08, 10:35pm

Re: reading and writing on UL trips
Little tiny notepads. Sometimes overpriced products from REI, sometimes the smallest, cheapest notepad I can find in a 7-11. My favorites were these notepads distributed to fire crews (forest f...

In Philosophy & Technique » reading and writing on UL trips
December 08, 6:07pm

Re: Help Me Replace My UL Windshirt
I like the patagonia dragonfly pulover. Unfortunately, there seems to be some kind of understanding within patagonia that if I like a product they will discontinue it.

In GEAR » Your Choice of UL Windshirt?
December 08, 5:48pm

Re: Vacuum Sealers
I went through a phase with a borrowed vacuum sealer. It didn't last very long. For me, the 1 bag => 1 dinner system doesn't work that well. Most trips I'll have a quantity of instant black be...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vacuum Sealers
December 06, 7:35pm

Re: Grocery store options
Stuff you can always find in a grocery store: Oatmeal. Powdered milk. Pasta. Olive Oil. Various pasta sauce mixes. I like making pesto in a zip-loc bag. You can almost always find all th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Grocery store options
December 03, 7:03pm

All Reader Reviews by David Bonn

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Western Mountaineering Summer Coupler
I think the big killer for me and my so was that it was made of cotton. It needs to be made of some very light synthetic instead. Once again, a great idea with poor execution.

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
August 26, 9:09am

Patagonia R1 Balaclava
One other thing that I think is good is that the stretchy fabric is relatively thin -- this means that if you are exercising you can still wear the hat in quite cold weather, and if it is wicked cold ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 25, 1:56pm

Superfeet Performance Green
Thirty bucks is a lot of money for an insole. But it is way cheaper than knee surgery. I've been using them religiously for four years in everything but rock climbing shoes and backcountry ski boots...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 09, 11:02am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
Lightweight, simple, doubles as a pillow. This pullover is a wonderful evolution of the original puffball pullover.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 09, 10:55am

GoLite Phantom Jacket
Awesome light jacket. Enormous pit zips help ventilation a lot. High pockets let you stash gloves and trail mix where you can get them without taking your pack off. A little heavier than some more ...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:53am

Patagonia Dragonfly pullover
I don't go anywhere without this pullover. For everything from groomed cross-country ski tours to weeklong climbing trips to long-distance backpacks. This is probably the most useful item of clothin...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
August 09, 10:51am

Patagonia Specter Jacket
Wonderfully light. Waterproof. Reasonably breathable. More expensive than my first car (and more waterproof too). The big pockets help venting a bit, but it doesn't (in my opinion) vent particul...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:49am

ULA Equipment P-1
I've used my P-1 since March, with several trips up to two weeks (with resupply) and trips as long as seven days without a resupply. I like the side pockets a lot. I'd like them better (and give t...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 09, 10:43am