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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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CityThe Fish
My Website URLhttp://bedrockandparadox.com
My PDF Gear ListWinter '13

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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: Re: Hats
Thanks Ken. I apologize for the extra bother of email, but PMs are just not sustainable. Their ease seemed to facilitate rather unresearched questions on all subjects, and the volume became sta...

In Gear Swap » The great hat sale
February 25, 10:00pm

Re: Smart A Comment
Well played sir. I always miss something.

In Gear Swap » The great hat sale
February 25, 9:59pm

FS: Fully blung Megalight
One BD Megalight with all the extras. SOLD!!!!! This was purchased new by me in September of 2012. I seam sealed it with clear silicone dissolved in mineral spirits, for a refined look. ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Fully blung Megalight
February 25, 9:54pm

Re: Hats
Thanks MG. No PMs, email only please.

In Gear Swap » The great hat sale
February 25, 9:34pm

FS: Rab Zephyr and Cirrus
For sale, Rab Zephyr windshirt, men's medium. Email dave at backpackinglight dot com if interested. Payment via paypal, no sales outside the US. The Zephyr was purchased by me in ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Rab Zephyr and Cirrus
February 25, 9:31pm

The great hat sale
I have too many hats. Some of them need to go so my wife will stop making fun of me (for having too many hats). Price is 8 dollars per hat, shipped, in the CONUS. Paypal only, and payment as g...

In Gear Swap » The great hat sale
February 25, 9:13pm

Re: Re: Re: SMD Fusion info has been released
I see no reason the advertised design wouldn't carry 50 pounds well, if the execution fulfills its potential. It is similar to things Osprey (among others) have been doing for years, just with...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
February 25, 8:56pm

Re: warmth of socks and dry bag questions
Drybags are a combo of Sea to Summit Ultrasil and OR Lightweight. I may switch these around and double-bag my sleeping bag and insulated coat. Cold hands are way down on my list of concerns. I...

In Gear Lists » 45 pounds of UL (Grand Canyon list)
February 25, 9:25am

BD Alpine Start Hoody
Given recent expressions of interest, I put a few words and photos together: http://bedrockandparadox.com/2014/02/25/the-black-diamond-alpine-start-hoody/ I've had it for a few weeks, and th...

In GEAR » BD Alpine Start Hoody
February 25, 9:20am

Re: More than minimalist, less than traditional trail runner needed.
The Trailroc 245s or 255s are worth a look. The lighter Roclites as well. The LaSportiva Anakonda and C-Lite also.

In GEAR » More than minimalist, less than traditional trail runner needed.
February 24, 12:17pm

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

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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