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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

My Locale Crown of the Continent
About Me Social worker. Endurance mountain bike racer, ultra-hiker, packrafter, BC skier, un-serious climber and canyoneer.

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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: Thanks for the Replys
I'd pick option A, with a possible side trip up to float the lower 6 miles of the White if time allows. Benchmark is well maintained in the summer. Any car will get in there no problem, a...

In Packrafting » Packrafting trip ideas for a novice
June 18, 7:27am

Re: Rab Boreas/Ventus users?
It should serve you well in that application Max. The lycra content makes it a bit slow to dry, but the fabric is high up in the survive-a-mountain-bike-crash well category.

In GEAR » Rab Boreas/Ventus users?
June 17, 7:29pm

Re: Cedar Flats to Spotted Bear
The S Fork below Cedar Flats is indeed quite easy. A few class IIish things close after the put in, but mostly dead easy. Pro-tip for the portage around Meadow Creek: hike the east side trail a...

In Packrafting » Packrafting trip ideas for a novice
June 17, 8:32am

Re: Walk through the Bob
Thanks Gabe. The traverse of the top of the Chinese Wall (from Larch to Haystack) I did last summer is right at the top of the list, of hikes anywhere. Being able to float the White the same da...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Bob Marshall (early August)
June 17, 8:27am

Re: Paradox Unaweep
Thanks Rob. I obviously think they're pretty awesome, but I'm one not unbiased person so take that as you will. I do think the load lifters could be a slightly better spot. My other re...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
June 13, 9:22pm

Re: Odd wear on shoes
I'd bet a sixer you're just brushing the wear point shown with the inside edge of the tread on your shoes as you stride forward. NBD in my book. I used to do that, but my stride changed a...

In GEAR » Odd wear on shoes
June 13, 7:37pm

Re: Re: 2015 BMWO
Malto, I can't think of a good hiking route. ;) Craig, it's just like surfing, only with two sticks and two poles.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
June 13, 5:43pm

Re: Unaweep Fabric
They're only charging 50 bucks extra for hybrid cuben over VX07?! That is a bargain considering the difference in wholesale prices. Durability is probably comparable between the two, with c...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
June 13, 5:39pm

Re: Thanks, DaveC
The foam in the current version is (for me) a great balance between being soft and supportive. In any case, adding two lengths of 1 inch webbing would be dead easy.

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
June 13, 5:35pm

Re: Unaweep
If you can wreck hard enough to shake a 1L nalgene out of a tightly cinched Unaweep side pocket, loosing your bottle will not be amongst your most pressing problems. Valerie, the harness attache...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
June 13, 4:21pm

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

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STARBUCKS VIA Italian Roast
Tastes good enough, tiny and easy to use. What could be better? It not being so darn expen$ive.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:17pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
Tasty, moist, tasty, good calorie to weight ratio, compact, resists deformation, doesn't freeze too bad in the cold, tasty, made of real food, and tasty! Bar-shaped food does not get any bett...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:16pm

Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt
Cap 1 seems to have changed very little since it was called silkweight capilene back in the day. It dries very quickly, wicks pretty well (though not as well as cap 2), and most importantly feels lig...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
July 27, 2:12pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
I use a cut-down 48" Ridgerest on every trip. Bombproof, comfy, light, cheap. In winter, I add a full length under it. I actually sleep better on this than most inflatables, but realize I&...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
April 11, 10:47am

MLD Trailstar
In summary: Aside from a bivy sack for good weather and race pace endeavors, I've sold off the rest of my shelters. It's a great cross of a pyramid and a tarp. Finished weight, seam sealed...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 11, 10:39am

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
It's hard to get more warmth for the weight (or price). I like having a few pieces to add in as supplementary feet and/or torso pieces. It is quite fragile. Do not leave this on the outside o...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 28, 3:18pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
A very well designed cup. Light, but seems just as functionaly durable as Snowpeak or Evernew stuff. Ideal size for a soloist. The taller than it is wide shape is one I prefer for cooking on a fire...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 28, 3:03pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
Note 1: This is a review of my 2005/6 Houdini. It's longevity is revealing (it may have been the Dragonfly back then, even). Note 2: If the price is outrageous, no one would buy it! The prote...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:08pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I disagree with all Kev's objections, and desperately wish I could find more mediums to buy. The simplicity is what I love best. Actually, the perfect in all conditions from 70-10 F fabric is ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:00pm

patagonia down sweater
Note: I'm folding this review of the Down hooded pullover into this section because 1) the hooded p/o isn't made anymore, 2) the critical comments likely apply broadly. I really liked the d...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 27, 10:07am