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David Bonn (david_bonn) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Cascades
About Me Semi-retired computer geek, sometime employee of the National Parking Lot Service, fluent skier and hiker.

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All Forum Posts by David Bonn

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Re: Barefoot
I haven't been to Nepal since the civil war started in fall of 2001, but I didn't see a whole lot of barefoot porters. You did see a lot of people with shower flip-flops and very cheap slippers ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Barefoot
December 03, 3:56pm

Re: Grand Shelters Icebox Igloo Building Tool REVIEW
I've a couple of thoughts about this product. I haven't used this product myself, and only made igloos a couple of times (which I suspect is more often than many people here on this list). One ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Grand Shelters Icebox Igloo Building Tool REVIEW
December 01, 4:18pm

Re: Trail Etiquette; horses, bikes?
Scott... Until now, it hadn't sunk in that you are posting from the UK. My mistake... I'm wondering if we are talking about the same thing, though. I think most of the outrage here is about...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
November 29, 5:17pm

Re: Watchful Eye (poor) Designs
I've used two of these for food bags all last season. No failures in 100+ days of hiking. They are well-protected in the pack (surrounded by a sleeping pad, tarp, and sleepingbag above). I kee...

In GEAR » Watchful Eye (poor) Designs
November 27, 12:27pm

Re: Re:Trail Etiquette
Scott, I apologize and withdraw my comments about "why hikers" are angry. Perhaps I should have said, "why *some* hikers are angry..." or perhaps "why many hikers are angry..." I should also...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
November 24, 1:53pm

Re:Trail Etiquette
These discussions always, always degrade into an assertion that the vast majority of {insert "bike riders", "snowmachine riders", "motorcycle riders", "horse packers", "boy scouts"} are law-abiding...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
November 23, 8:38am

Re: Online Backpack Trip Listing
This is an idea that has merit. I'd probably contribute a bit of information. For many of my trips, the most useful information would have been on getting to and from the trailhead. Pointers t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Online Backpack Trip Listing
November 22, 2:35pm

Re: sick thoughts
What? By dying? No thanks.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
November 21, 5:46pm

Re: Question about how much water ULB carry
How much or how little water you carry is ninety nine percent about how much water is available and maybe a little bit about how often you want to stop and water up. I've carried two gallons in ...

In GEAR » Question about how much water ULB carry
November 20, 2:16pm

Re: Trail Etiquette; horses, bikes?
If you find horses or bikes or orvs on trails and you are absolutely, positively sure that they are prohibited there, take pictures. Take lots of pictures. Write a polite letter (including the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
November 18, 12:46pm

All Reader Reviews by David Bonn

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Western Mountaineering Summer Coupler
I think the big killer for me and my so was that it was made of cotton. It needs to be made of some very light synthetic instead. Once again, a great idea with poor execution.

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
August 26, 9:09am

Patagonia R1 Balaclava
One other thing that I think is good is that the stretchy fabric is relatively thin -- this means that if you are exercising you can still wear the hat in quite cold weather, and if it is wicked cold ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 25, 1:56pm

Superfeet Performance Green
Thirty bucks is a lot of money for an insole. But it is way cheaper than knee surgery. I've been using them religiously for four years in everything but rock climbing shoes and backcountry ski boots...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 09, 11:02am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
Lightweight, simple, doubles as a pillow. This pullover is a wonderful evolution of the original puffball pullover.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 09, 10:55am

GoLite Phantom Jacket
Awesome light jacket. Enormous pit zips help ventilation a lot. High pockets let you stash gloves and trail mix where you can get them without taking your pack off. A little heavier than some more ...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:53am

Patagonia Dragonfly pullover
I don't go anywhere without this pullover. For everything from groomed cross-country ski tours to weeklong climbing trips to long-distance backpacks. This is probably the most useful item of clothin...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
August 09, 10:51am

Patagonia Specter Jacket
Wonderfully light. Waterproof. Reasonably breathable. More expensive than my first car (and more waterproof too). The big pockets help venting a bit, but it doesn't (in my opinion) vent particul...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:49am

ULA Equipment P-1
I've used my P-1 since March, with several trips up to two weeks (with resupply) and trips as long as seven days without a resupply. I like the side pockets a lot. I'd like them better (and give t...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 09, 10:43am