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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

My Locale Crown of the Continent
About Me Social worker. Backcountry traveler and writer in my spare time.

I have given up on PMs due to their tendency to encourage poorly considered inquiries. Please contact me through my website. I enjoy pack construction and trip planning questions in particular.
CityThe Fish
StateMontana
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://bedrockandparadox.com
My PDF Gear ListWinter '14/15

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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Better than the Coolpix A (?)
Thanks Ian, that's a good one I hadn't yet seen.

In Photography » Better than the Coolpix A (?)
December 17, 10:48am

Re: Entry Level Frameless Packs After the GoLite Jam
I think the CDT is the best/closest approximation of the whole Jam package. ~130 makes it a very good deal.

In GEAR » Entry Level Frameless Packs After the GoLite Jam
December 17, 10:47am

Re: Arcteryx SV a "parka?"
A 100 g/meter synthetic parka plus the 8 oz fleece would be just enough to take the 45F rated upper part of the Vireo down to the 25F part of the lower (assuming no insulated opants), maybe a bit l...

In GEAR » Half Bag?
December 17, 10:46am

Re: Quest for perfect shelter system for 3 week solo JMT starting in late July
Charlie, if I were in your shoes I'd go for a tarp, bug net, and groundsheet solo system. The Sea to Summit Nano is great; effective, light, and fairly inexpensive. You could get a simple sil...

In GEAR » Quest for perfect shelter system for 3 week solo JMT starting in late July
December 17, 10:42am

Re: Half Bag?
"Part of me thinks "A full bag will only add a few ounces and be far warmer" due to the trapped air effect, but I am not 100% sure" In my experience this is correct, making t...

In GEAR » Half Bag?
December 17, 10:33am

Re: Re: Better than the Coolpix A (?)
Thanks Brendan. My main concern is having whatifitis after the fact as regards the Ricoh.

In Photography » Better than the Coolpix A (?)
December 17, 7:11am

Re: Better than the Coolpix A (?)
No existential questions Franco.

In Photography » Better than the Coolpix A (?)
December 16, 7:38pm

Better than the Coolpix A (?)
I want a new camera. For a variety of reasons (chiefly the frequency with which I seem to drop them in rivers) I do not want to spend more than 400 dollars. I can get a refurbished Nikon Coolpix ...

In Photography » Better than the Coolpix A (?)
December 16, 3:18pm

Re: warning to you myog newbies
Marry a pro quilter and sometimes she'll take pity on you and do the tricky stuff. I'm not allowed to touch her machine, though.

In Make Your Own Gear » warning to you myog newbies
December 16, 10:33am

Re: Active vest
Owen, the BD Coefficient vest checks all your boxes. The smooth face layers well, and adds a tiny bit of windproofing. It does pill fairly fast, and the lycra content makes it dry slower than I&#...

In GEAR » Active vest
December 16, 8:39am

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