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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: Lightweight Bike Packs and Resources?
Never been more/better backcountry suited components than we have right now. Good stuff.

In GEAR » Lightweight Bike Packs and Resources?
May 19, 10:08am

Re: Lightweight Bike Packs and Resources?
I did a series on the subject here several years ago. Not much has changed aside from even more bike bag makers and better OEM bike options and components (29+, 38 and 42 tooth cogs).

In GEAR » Lightweight Bike Packs and Resources?
May 18, 3:25pm

Re: 29 inches of...
"Does anyone have something they're going to do along the way to "pass time?"" Walk backwards to confuse Dan.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 18, 3:21pm

Re: I want to learn how to hike it bear country
Timothy, good on you for asking. Would that my summer schedule had an opening to offer you. There is more advice on proper comportment in bear country than one could possibly use. Some of it i...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » I want to learn how to hike it bear country
May 18, 12:28pm

Re: Is 7075-T6 Bendable without Special Tools?
In 1/8" thickness, yes.

In Make Your Own Gear » Help Finding Lighter Aluminum Stays for Pack
May 18, 12:02pm

Re: Help Finding Lighter Aluminum Stays for Pack
Onlinemetals.com You can order aluminum sheet/plate in custom widths for a given thickness. 1/8" by 1/2" 7075-T6 would probably get the job done.

In Make Your Own Gear » Help Finding Lighter Aluminum Stays for Pack
May 18, 10:50am

Re: Re: Meeting time
It's probably easier to list where you can't buy a fishing license. All the Super 1 grocery stores sell them, for example. Justin, we can give you and Morgan a ride on Friday. You ca...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 17, 8:14pm

Re: Re: Best western backpacking destinations
That is the idea Justin. I try to write destination stuff with enough detail to work with, and enough ambiguity to not make it spoon fed. Thankfully there's a practical infinity of unknown ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best western backpacking destinations
May 16, 8:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Paradox Unaweep vs. Exped Lightning 60
The practical difference between the original and light frame are probably nil, aside from a tiny bit of weight. The original is super bomber, and basically impossible to bend without a jig. The ...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep vs. Exped Lightning 60
May 16, 8:54pm

Re: BMWO
Not rafting just seems like no fun.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 16, 11:52am

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