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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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CountryUS
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Re: Newbie gear list
Hi Jacob, Looks pretty good so far--here's a few thoughts: It looks like you're using quite a few stuff sacks. My preference is for one large (and waterproof) pack liner, into which ...

In Gear Lists » Newbie gear list
July 04, 11:12am

Re: Boat Pics: 2 CanoeYaks
Beautiful boats, James. Thanks for posting.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Kayak Question
July 03, 6:53pm

Re: Selway Crags
Thanks, J. There was a trip report from a few years ago on here that made the road sound kind of hairy. Supposedly, my Forester has 7.5" ground clearance: just under the 8" Forest Serv...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Selway Crags Access Question
June 22, 3:45pm

Re: Selway-Bitteroot Frank Church River of No Return Sawtooth Wilderness suggestions
Hi J, This isn't one I've done, but have been thinking about for awhile. The Idaho Centennial Trail (wilderness route) runs through Frank Chruch and Selway-Bitterroot, crossing one road...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Selway-Bitteroot Frank Church River of No Return Sawtooth Wilderness suggestions
June 22, 2:53pm

Re: Rainpants
Thanks for looking, Kate and Ian. No big mystery with the missing sunglass weights or presence of weight for worn clothing. I keep track of weight of worn clothing, and it's easier to reprod...

In Gear Lists » Wonderland Trail Family Hike: Gearlists
June 21, 7:41pm

Re: Re: Re: First Backpacking Gear List
If you can guarantee good weather for a couple days, but still need bug protection, leave the rainfly and just take the mesh tent body. That should save at least a pound. Disclaimer: I don't kn...

In Gear Lists » First Backpacking Gear List
June 21, 7:02pm

Wonderland Trail Family Hike: Gearlists
My wife, our 13 year old daughter, and I will be hiking the Wonderland Trail this summer. Our permit is for 9 days, 27 July-3 August, starting clockwise from Fryingpan Trailhead. We'll be picki...

In Gear Lists » Wonderland Trail Family Hike: Gearlists
June 21, 4:25pm

Re: Thanks
Much easier to read now, Alex--thanks. If it were me, I'd get rid of the tent footprint (the floor of that tent should be durable enough without it). And for a two day solo trip, you won'...

In Gear Lists » First Backpacking Gear List
June 19, 10:40pm

Re: First Backpacking Gear List
Hi Alex, Most folks find it helpful to separate out consumables (food, water, fuel) from everything else, since the weight of consumables will be changing during the trip, and will also vary depen...

In Gear Lists » First Backpacking Gear List
June 19, 8:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Help with SketchUp plugins
Hi Ryan, Glad you found the article useful. I've just looked at the version of SU I'm running (2013) and noticed I never bothered to install any of the plugins I was running on SU 8 (inc. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help with SketchUp plugins
June 18, 8:13pm

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