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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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Installing slider on continuous zipper
Couldn't figure it out the other day, then found this video. Short, to the point, and simple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24_71RzEqTE

In Make Your Own Gear » Installing slider on continuous zipper
July 12, 10:38am

Softening up noseeum mesh?
Just received some noseeum mesh from DIYGearSupply that I plan to use for a mesh inner. It feels pretty stiff--doesn't drape the way I was expecting. Is this something that will go away with...

In Make Your Own Gear » Softening up noseeum mesh?
July 11, 1:55pm

MYOG mesh inner or bivy under shaped tarp on WT?
I'm in the final stages of helping my 13 yo daughter gear up for a Wonderland Trail hike (she's going with my wife and I) at the end of the month. She'll be using the solo shaped tarp I...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG mesh inner or bivy under shaped tarp on WT?
July 07, 1:59pm

Re: Newbie Gear List - Weighed and Listed
Hi Richard, Great start. A few thoughts: For fall and spring, I suspect you'll want an insulation layer (puffy, fleece, or both), plus a beanie and lightweight gloves. Figure that will ad...

In Gear Lists » Newbie Gear List - Weighed and Listed
July 06, 10:23am

Re: Independence Day Sale
Thanks, Lawson. Picked up some stakes, Insulite pad, and Ironwire.

In Gear Deals » Independence Day Sale
July 05, 10:31am

Re: three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
I'm not a runner, but certainly seems plausible. I've managed 4 days with a 25L pack:

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » three days, two nights w/ a 24 liter pack?
July 05, 10:26am

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

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