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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.
CityMoscow
StateIdaho
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://ddrake.net
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Re: waterproof backpack fabric
X-Pac would be a good choice. Rockywoods and DIY Gear Supply both sell it.

In Make Your Own Gear » waterproof backpack fabric
June 02, 9:18am

Re: Re: Downhill Technique
Bob, Before I started carrying a lighter pack, I used to do my knees in about every trip. Several years ago, I had knee problems starting the first day, with eight more to go. The only way I cou...

In Philosophy & Technique » Downhill Technique
June 01, 1:12am

Re: Lightweight rain gear recommendations
DriDucks are ~12 oz for jacket and pants. Cheap @ ~$16.

In GEAR » Lightweight rain gear recommendations
May 27, 12:29pm

Re: Leptospira
Hi Colin, Excellent stuff. Never used a Sawyer Squeeze myself--any reason another Platy bladder can't substitute for the Sawyer bladder in your setup?

In Make Your Own Gear » Sub 3oz gravity filter setup
May 26, 12:14pm

Re: kut3z
>"cute cuddly bears will run away once you tell em yr a BPLer who cant be bothered to carry bear spray so you arent a few oz over XUL .... so BPLer keep on saying ;)" Extraordinary ...

In Chaff » Never go to the bathroom in the wild again!
May 24, 8:26pm

Re: The "E. C. Bear Bullet"
nm.

In GEAR » The "E. C. Bear Bullet"
May 24, 7:59pm

Re: Tent Recommendations
60 X 90 is as wide and longer than a queen-sized bed. So "minimal" weight probably won't happen. Maybe smaller interior space, with generous vestibules for gear storage, etc?

In GEAR » Tent Recommendations
May 24, 11:34am

Re: Does anyone use builders insulation wrap under their sleeping mats?
Many of the non-Tyvek building wraps (Barricade is one) are woven plastic, and much less water resistant than Tyvek. Also, all of them (including Tyvek building wrap) are quite a bit heavier than ...

In GEAR » Does anyone use builders insulation wrap under their sleeping mats?
May 24, 9:05am

Re: Israel: Negev Desert
Wow. Amazing places, Gregory.

In Photo Gallery » Israel: Negev Desert
May 23, 3:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Not much difference...
Hi Kier, I use an alcohol stove frequently, both penny-style and Super Cat. I accept that they are "less forgiving of error" as the poster above you points out, and also that using my c...

In GEAR » Alcohol cookers...please be careful out there
May 22, 10:46am

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