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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: 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

127 Hours
Never seen the Danny Boyle film. Read Aron Ralston's book a couple years before the film came out. IIRC, going light had little to do with his situation--it was high-risk canyoneering while i...

In GEAR » What I learned from two Heavyweights
May 19, 11:09am

Re: Advice anyone
It would be easier to evaluate your list if it were better organized. For examples, click on "Community Gear Lists" under "COMMUNITY @ BPL" on the right hand menu. Is it 31#...

In Gear Lists » Advice anyone
May 19, 10:33am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Quilt construction
Try this: http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/3589-AA.shtml?lnav=fabric_silk.html I believe it's "8 momme" (the "homme" was prob. a typo)

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt for AT thru-hike (MYOG)
May 19, 12:34am

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