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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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All Forum Posts by David Neumann

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Awesome recipes
Vick, those recipes are awesome. Be careful at the higher altitudes also! And don't forget to drink lots of water...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Alcohol fuel resupply
January 10, 11:10am

Aqua Mira vs Hiker filter
I have read this thread with interest. I have used filters, Aqua Mira, iodine... you name it. Many times, depending on the source, I don't filter at all. There has been some good research artic...

In GEAR » Aqua Mira vs Hiker filter
January 09, 9:33am

Male 55 Married, 34 years 3 children all on their own (mostly), 2 grandchildren White Jewish School Superintendent, volleyball coach North Central Idaho (left CA in 1971) INTJ Backpacking...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is the personality profile of a light weight backpacker?
December 29, 12:07pm

Sarah, thank you for this information. We eat this grain at home but I always thought it was too much of a pain to prepare to bring into the back country. I'll be trying this to add variety to ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » DIY Instant Quinoa
December 19, 11:44am

Thru hike uppers
I've had my Montbell Thermawrap for almost three years. I pack is loosely with my sleeping bag or quilt. It has lost some loft but it's a pretty tough jacket and provides a nice safety buff...

In Gear Lists » thru hike uppers
December 17, 2:12pm

Eagle Cap Wilderness; Oregon
As I sit here looking out at the snow and wind I thought I would share some pictures and information from a weekend SUL trip in August to the Eagle Cap Wilderness in eastern Oregon. The Eagle Ca...

In Post-Trip Reports » Eagle Cap Wilderness; Oregon
December 15, 12:54pm

SMD Lunar Solo Picture

In Gear Swap » FS: Gear Closet Clean-out
November 12, 10:44am

Emailed again but try this
Use neumann @ escapees . com. Please add parcel post or priority mail charges from zip code 83832 for 3 pound package.

In Gear Swap » FS: Gear Closet Clean-out
November 05, 4:04pm

E-mail sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: Gear Closet Clean-out
November 05, 2:34pm

Z-Pack waist belt
No, there is no waist belt. I have carried 8-10 pound loads with this pack quite satisfactorily. I think 15 pounds would be about the maximum.

In Gear Swap » FS: Gear Closet Clean-out
November 03, 11:37am

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