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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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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

Re: Glowire
Glowire has a surface very similar to standard nylon line. Takes knots (including tautline hitch) well. Works well with Line-Locs. I use it as bear line, too--no problem.

In GEAR » Reflective Guyline
May 22, 9:34am

Re: Re: Re: More than ever
Hi Rusty, Like Nathan above, I wonder how I can get that deal from eBay. Looks to me like selling an item for a fixed price means $0.50 insertion fee, plus 10% of the first $50 of final value, pl...

In GEAR » Where did Gear Swap go?
May 21, 3:53pm

Question for David Ure
Glad this thread was revived--good stuff. Do you typically use a bivy under your 'mid, David? I ask because I moved to a shaped tarp setup last year, but haven't experienced severe weat...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unmanageable wetness this weekend
May 21, 11:25am

Re: How long do fuel canisters last?
Article by Will Reitveld here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/lightweight_canister_stoves_test_report.html Covers your question, based on testing a number of differe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How long do fuel canisters last?
May 20, 9:54pm

Re: electronics
>" I'm ignoring all those posters who claim to know the infection levels of every water source I'll use, thanks for the kind offer to deliver such amazing knowledge about water infe...

In GEAR » I returned my Steripen
May 20, 11:50am

Re: More than ever
+1 for actual numbers, rather than just what folks have "noticed." (No offense to the OP) These numbers may be anecdotal; maybe more data would show a different pattern. But at least t...

In GEAR » Where did Gear Swap go?
May 20, 11:11am

Re: re: flat or shaped?
Here's how I'd break it down: Flat Tarp: Just a big, flat rectangle of fabric. Pretty easy to make, pretty cheap to buy. Can be pitched in all sorts of origami-like configurations. S...

In GEAR » Tarp for a newbie?
May 20, 10:52am

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