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David Neumann (idahomtman) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern Idaho
About Me 47 year backpacker, former national Sierra Club backpack leader, school superintendent
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All Forum Posts by David Neumann

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WTB: Osprey Aether 60 Medium
I'm interested in buying a slightly used, recent Osprey Aether medium pack in good condition at a fair price. Obviously not a UL pack, but sometimes I need to hump a heavy load. If you've r...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Osprey Aether 60 Medium
November 10, 8:46am

FS: Thermrest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad - Regular (SOLD)
This item has been sold. Thanks Rich. Used eight nights. In excellent condition. Clean; no holes or repairs. Repair kit included (never used). Always used mattress on top of 1/8" pad insi...

In Gear Swap » FS: Thermrest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad - Regular
August 17, 12:55pm

Re: WTB: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite
David, I have a regular I will sell for $110 including shipping CONUS. It has been used 8 nights, is in perfect condition and includes the stuff sack and repair kit. Although it is the most comfort...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite
August 02, 4:21pm

I did the Wonderland solo in five days back in 2009. I did my research regarding camps and got my permit without changes. I had nearly perfect weather with only one day with a thunderstorm. I had i...

In Editor's Roundtable » Wonderland Trail
June 18, 8:59am

Katoolah KTS Aluminum Hiking Crampon - SOLD
Thanks Roger. Will ship tomorrow.

In Gear Swap » FS: Katoolah KTS Aluminum Hiking Crampon
June 05, 6:08pm

Katoolah KTS Aluminum Hiking Crampon - SOLD
I kind of let this one drop, but would like to sell these new crampons. Price reduced to $95 with free shipping CONUS.

In Gear Swap » FS: Katoolah KTS Aluminum Hiking Crampon
June 05, 3:10pm

One of the great hikes
I was fortunate to thru-hike the Wonderland in 2009. I took five days and I have to agree that it is quite simply stunning in every way and definitely worth the effort. Having done it once, I have ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Wonderland Trail
October 23, 10:53am

FS: Katoolah KTS Aluminum Hiking Crampon -- SOLD
Kahtoola’s KTS are made with 7075 Aircraft Aluminum, you’ll harness both traction and durability in a single piece of winter gear. Master snowy and icy terrain alike with the lightest alumi...

In Gear Swap » FS: Katoolah KTS Aluminum Hiking Crampon
September 14, 5:32pm

FS: BPL Vapr NANO Bivy Sack (sold)
Lightly used, excellent condition BPL Vapr NANO bivy. Black Pertex upper with white Cuben bottom. No holes or tears. Ready for your next XUL or SUL trip at only 4.6 ounces including insect scre...

In Gear Swap » FS: BPL Vapr NANO Bivy Sack
August 09, 12:07am

price reductions on remaining items
Price reductions on remaining unsold items.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD, ULA, BD, MB, BPL, Ursack, Nunatak
August 05, 8:01am

All Reader Reviews by David Neumann

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Inov8 Flyroc 310
I've been wearing the Flyroc 310s for six months. I do use my Superfeet insoles which may take away some of the flexibility these shoes are known for but they work great for me. Light, good toe pr...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 13, 10:46am

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
I have owned this pad for awhile but haven't used it until this weekend on a trip to Glacier Lake in Oregon. I broke a rib earlier this summer and needed some additional padding not provided by my...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 13, 10:05am

Nunatak Arc Specialist
For my first experience using a quilt, I was very impressed. I ordered this quilt in order to have more room because I like to sleep on my side and bring my legs up a little. Weighs only one pound and...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 13, 10:03am

Bozeman Mountain Works Vapr NANO Bivy Sack (Pertex Quantum)
Awesome is the only word to describe this piece of equipment. Had I not suffered a broken rib earlier this summer, I would have got to use this item of equipment earlier, but I spent a wonderful weeke...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 13, 10:00am

ZPacks Zilch
I just had a chance to use my new Zilch from ZPacks and found it to be a great value and I would give it a five if the closure held a little better. With a pad stuffed into the back pocket, I was not ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 13, 9:56am

Esbit stove and Esbit fuel cartridges Official brand...aus BRD
I have had reasonable success with the Esbit stove and fuel if I use a wind screen and a decent lid on the pot. I have also found the residue and odor to be somewhat unpleasant. I purchased a beer can...

In Stoves - Other
June 15, 10:53pm

Repel Lemon Euculyptus Insect Spray
Smells nice, works when there aren't too many mosquitoes around. Doesn't cut it for really bad bugs. Really, I've been using 100% DEET for over 35 years and I am okay; both physically and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 25, 9:07am

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
I love this pad. It is lightweight and provides reasonable comfort. It works for my 5'10" frame provided I used my pack and other items for padding under my legs. I have used it successfully ...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
May 17, 12:54pm

Pentax Optio WP
Just received my new Optio W20 purchased through Mine weights 5.4 ounces with the battery and card installed. Nice package, light weight, compact and, so far at least, excellent picture qu...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
April 24, 8:45am

Suunto Vector
I've had mine for two years and it has lived up to my expectations. It is large but once you wear it awhile you will get used to it. The watchband has been fine and looks as good as new. My only c...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
April 10, 10:34pm