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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

My Locale Crown of the Continent
About Me Social worker. Endurance mountain bike racer, ultra-hiker, packrafter, BC skier, un-serious climber and canyoneer.

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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: Argon Silnylon Pyramid Tarp - Hex
Missed this back in July. That is a gorgeous tipi. Very impressive.

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon Silnylon Pyramid Tarp - Hex
September 11, 8:04am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hunting clothing
The WT windshirt has a rather luckluster hood, that is. The WT tac windgear is good stuff. I like the pants in particular. Quiet for nylon, but not on the level of wool or fleece. I got wit...

In GEAR » Hunting clothing
September 10, 4:33pm

Re: John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
"Isn't Brett's accomplishment still the gold standard? I think it is the only one that matters at this point?" Brett no longer holds the record it would seem, but yes, I agree ...

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
September 10, 2:33pm

Re: Hunting clothing
All the mountain hunting clothing companies (Sitka, Kuiu, etc) seem to make decent stuff, but it almost always has too many bells and whistles. Heavy and expensive. I try to buy most of my outdoo...

In GEAR » Hunting clothing
September 10, 2:26pm

Re: The Frankenstein MLD Exodus/Arc Blast with custom features .....perfect pack?
I find it totally nuts that Zpacks only charged 50 bucks to do all that. They must have their crap dialed to make money on such a job.

In GEAR » The Frankenstein MLD Exodus/Arc Blast with custom features .....perfect pack?
September 10, 2:22pm

Re: Fizan pole fail, convert to Flicklocks?
The pro flicklocks look cooler, but functionally they're a wash with the old plastic ones. You might be able to retrofit flicklocks on, though arranging the shim and keeping it in place mi...

In GEAR » Fizan pole fail, convert to Flicklocks?
September 08, 9:18pm

Re: JMT Unsupported FKT- Andrew Bentz
Fantastic effort and report. Every record attempt in recent memory has had the wheels fall off the wagon nearing Reds. Sounds like a moderate pace at the beginning and that unplanned bit of e...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT Unsupported FKT- Andrew Bentz
September 08, 2:10pm

Re: APA Packrafting Roundup - Packrafting the Flathead North Fork
Thanks for the report Dan, it was nice to meet you.

In Post-Trip Reports » APA Packrafting Roundup - Packrafting the Flathead North Fork
September 08, 2:07pm

Re: Re to all
I can't help you with the T4s specifically, though Scarpa's tele boots are generally regarded as having a middle-of-the-road fit. Sounds like you have very wide feet, in which case you'...

In Winter Hiking » Backcountry touring ski upgrade
September 08, 2:04pm

Re: Backcountry touring ski upgrade
Velimir, I've not used the Alaska boot, but I'd question how much you'd gain in turning over the 2550s. The Epochs can be driven with fabric/leather boots, but light plastics will give...

In Winter Hiking » Backcountry touring ski upgrade
September 05, 10:19am

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

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STARBUCKS VIA Italian Roast
Tastes good enough, tiny and easy to use. What could be better? It not being so darn expen$ive.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:17pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
Tasty, moist, tasty, good calorie to weight ratio, compact, resists deformation, doesn't freeze too bad in the cold, tasty, made of real food, and tasty! Bar-shaped food does not get any bett...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:16pm

Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt
Cap 1 seems to have changed very little since it was called silkweight capilene back in the day. It dries very quickly, wicks pretty well (though not as well as cap 2), and most importantly feels lig...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
July 27, 2:12pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
I use a cut-down 48" Ridgerest on every trip. Bombproof, comfy, light, cheap. In winter, I add a full length under it. I actually sleep better on this than most inflatables, but realize I&...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
April 11, 10:47am

MLD Trailstar
In summary: Aside from a bivy sack for good weather and race pace endeavors, I've sold off the rest of my shelters. It's a great cross of a pyramid and a tarp. Finished weight, seam sealed...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 11, 10:39am

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
It's hard to get more warmth for the weight (or price). I like having a few pieces to add in as supplementary feet and/or torso pieces. It is quite fragile. Do not leave this on the outside o...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 28, 3:18pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
A very well designed cup. Light, but seems just as functionaly durable as Snowpeak or Evernew stuff. Ideal size for a soloist. The taller than it is wide shape is one I prefer for cooking on a fire...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 28, 3:03pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
Note 1: This is a review of my 2005/6 Houdini. It's longevity is revealing (it may have been the Dragonfly back then, even). Note 2: If the price is outrageous, no one would buy it! The prote...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:08pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I disagree with all Kev's objections, and desperately wish I could find more mediums to buy. The simplicity is what I love best. Actually, the perfect in all conditions from 70-10 F fabric is ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:00pm

patagonia down sweater
Note: I'm folding this review of the Down hooded pullover into this section because 1) the hooded p/o isn't made anymore, 2) the critical comments likely apply broadly. I really liked the d...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 27, 10:07am