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David Drake (DavidDrake) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale North Idaho
About Me I manage the Fabrication Labs for a university architecture program, and teach design courses.
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Altra Aesthetics
It's a minor point, but the Lone Peaks look they were designed by an aspiring Marvel Comics artist.

In GEAR » Are any of the Altra shoes even a little durable?
April 19, 5:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Dirtier water boil longer
When (or if) backcountry water is safe to drink without treatment has been endlessly debated on these forums. The key requirement for what I suggested was very low risk water isn't "cle...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 19, 2:34pm

Re: Dirtier water boil longer
"...we cannot know just by looking at it if water is safe to drink." But we *can* make reasonable assumptions by looking at surrounding conditions. Turbid water at lower elevations,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 19, 11:20am

Re: Lone Peaks
I'd prefer zero drop and a generous toe box, but the Roclite sole is amazing--both for the lugs and the sticky rubber.

In GEAR » New Roclite 295s--anyone tried them yet?
April 17, 7:00pm

Disclosure statement?
Did I miss the part where where the author discloses if the tents were purchased by him, or provided free by the manufacturers? I've come to expect this kind of statement in review articles ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Top Ultralight Tent Review
April 17, 2:00pm

Re: Re: New Roclite 295s--anyone tried them yet?
Color scheme: Yeah, my mistake. Didn't look to closely last time I was looking at 295s--maybe I was looking at women's version or TrailRoc. If the fit was snugger through heel and mid fo...

In GEAR » New Roclite 295s--anyone tried them yet?
April 17, 1:40pm

New Roclite 295s--anyone tried them yet?
Had a pair of Roclite 295s a few years ago, and really liked them. Was thinking of getting another pair, but heard Inov 8 made major changes to the shoe (including a new, too-vibrant-for-my-taste c...

In GEAR » New Roclite 295s--anyone tried them yet?
April 16, 10:57am

Re: SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
Also confusing: the hip belt is under the 'options' tab, and listed as 10 oz. Does this mean the 19-21 oz pack weight includes the hip belt or not? I'm actually comfortable with Ryan...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
April 14, 7:35pm

Re: 2 sleeping bags
I was thinking of the Lark UL 10, but again, I'm not personally familiar with Feather Friends bags. The Egret doesn't look like it comes long enough for you. Bag temps are only rough gui...

In GEAR » TENT, SLEEPING BAG AND STOVE SUGGESTIONS.
April 13, 10:24pm

Re: REI 3 CHOICES:
The Western Mountaineering Versalite is rated 10F--Backcountry.com carries them. I own WM's 20F rated Ultralite and it's an excellent bag--WM's reputation for quality is as good as it g...

In GEAR » TENT, SLEEPING BAG AND STOVE SUGGESTIONS.
April 13, 9:44pm

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