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David Neumann (idahomtman) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern Idaho
About Me 47 year backpacker, former national Sierra Club backpack leader, school superintendent
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Base Weight Poll
This is a fascinating thread and I appreciate the thoughtful responses and candor. My base weight fluctuates depending on the specific trip. This past summer I had a great weekend trip in the E...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Base Weight poll...
February 21, 11:38am

Price reduced on Essence and Thermarest
Price reduced on SMD Essence to $65 shipped CONUS [SOLD] and the thermarest to $30 shipped.

In Gear Swap » FS: Packs & a pad
February 13, 12:58pm

re: FS: Packs and a Pad
The Zilch has been sold.

In Gear Swap » FS: Packs & a pad
February 02, 2:24pm

FF Alpine Trail Sold
The FF Alpine TRail has been sold. Thanks Matthew.

In Gear Swap » FS: Packs & a pad
February 02, 9:45am

Re: Zilch
Send a PM or email me at neumann @ escapees dot com

In Gear Swap » FS: Packs & a pad
February 02, 8:24am

FS: Packs & a pad
Z-Packs Zilch with waist belt and sternum strap. 4.3 ounces, used one weekend, excellent condition. New $82, $55 shipped in CONUS. [sold] Fanatic Fringe Alpine Trail, 6 ounce, green and blac...

In Gear Swap » FS: Packs & a pad
February 01, 8:04pm

Summer Sub 3#
At what temperatures (day and night) are you using this system? Does the cape provide adequate coverage in a rain storm to protect your down sleeping bag inside the pack? Are you wearing a wind shi...

In Gear Lists » Summer Sub 3# Base - Sub 4# 3 season
February 01, 11:08am

To quilt or not
Patrick, I went for years hearing all the "good" things about quilts but never thought one would for me. I finally purchased an Arc Specialist from Nunatak and it has provided me with an ...

In GEAR » Any quilt haters? quilt lovers?
January 14, 7:48pm

WM or FF
I've owned both and agree with the others that they are both excellent manufacturers. Customizing your FF bag is a great option. Consider a quilt; they really do work great. Got mine from Nunat...

In GEAR » Bags-Feathered Friends or Western Mount.?
January 14, 7:43pm

Highlite vs. Summerlite
I've owned a WM Highlite and it was a very high quality bag but the 1/2 zipper was a weakness as was the sewn-thru construction. I had a difficult time keeping the zipper from opening during th...

In GEAR » WM Highlite vs Summerlite
January 14, 4:02pm

All Reader Reviews by David Neumann

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Inov8 Flyroc 310
I've been wearing the Flyroc 310s for six months. I do use my Superfeet insoles which may take away some of the flexibility these shoes are known for but they work great for me. Light, good toe pr...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 13, 10:46am

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
I have owned this pad for awhile but haven't used it until this weekend on a trip to Glacier Lake in Oregon. I broke a rib earlier this summer and needed some additional padding not provided by my...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 13, 10:05am

Nunatak Arc Specialist
For my first experience using a quilt, I was very impressed. I ordered this quilt in order to have more room because I like to sleep on my side and bring my legs up a little. Weighs only one pound and...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 13, 10:03am

Bozeman Mountain Works Vapr NANO Bivy Sack (Pertex Quantum)
Awesome is the only word to describe this piece of equipment. Had I not suffered a broken rib earlier this summer, I would have got to use this item of equipment earlier, but I spent a wonderful weeke...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 13, 10:00am

ZPacks Zilch
I just had a chance to use my new Zilch from ZPacks and found it to be a great value and I would give it a five if the closure held a little better. With a pad stuffed into the back pocket, I was not ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 13, 9:56am

Esbit stove and Esbit fuel cartridges Official brand...aus BRD
I have had reasonable success with the Esbit stove and fuel if I use a wind screen and a decent lid on the pot. I have also found the residue and odor to be somewhat unpleasant. I purchased a beer can...

In Stoves - Other
June 15, 10:53pm

Repel Lemon Euculyptus Insect Spray
Smells nice, works when there aren't too many mosquitoes around. Doesn't cut it for really bad bugs. Really, I've been using 100% DEET for over 35 years and I am okay; both physically and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 25, 9:07am

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
I love this pad. It is lightweight and provides reasonable comfort. It works for my 5'10" frame provided I used my pack and other items for padding under my legs. I have used it successfully ...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
May 17, 12:54pm

Pentax Optio WP
Just received my new Optio W20 purchased through Mine weights 5.4 ounces with the battery and card installed. Nice package, light weight, compact and, so far at least, excellent picture qu...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
April 24, 8:45am

Suunto Vector
I've had mine for two years and it has lived up to my expectations. It is large but once you wear it awhile you will get used to it. The watchband has been fine and looks as good as new. My only c...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
April 10, 10:34pm