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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: Cuben vs XPAC
Thanks so much for the info, Kevin. At least for my purposes, I prefer the heavier x-pac fabrics. Also to clarify, the DP fabric I was comparing to hybrid cuben was *t*x-07, not vx-07--I don't ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 07, 7:53pm

Got mine today
10 yards of red Argon sil, ordered Thursday, received today. First impression good. Doesn't seem too thin or fragile for a shelter. Maybe a little stretchier on the bias than standard sil, a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 07, 7:40pm

Re: Re: Critical measurements for a custom-fit pack?
Thanks, Daryl and Roger.

In Make Your Own Gear » Critical measurements for a custom-fit pack?
April 07, 6:08pm

Hybrid cuben vs. X-Pac: Question for the pack fabric gurus
So what advantage (if any) does hybrid cuben have over Dimension Polyant fabrics? Both have waterproof films, are reinforced with high-strength fibers, and have woven face fabrics. It looks like...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 07, 1:35pm

Re: Re: Maybe a stupid question...
I also have a pack made from xpac (with 70D silnylon for extension collar and sides). The surface fabric of the xpac absolutely absorbs water (although not a lot)--so "waterproof" doesn&#...

In GEAR » wow moment (pack cover)
April 06, 7:39pm

Maybe a stupid question...
...But if you use a waterproof pack liner with a theoretically waterproof pack, what's the point of having a waterproof pack?

In GEAR » wow moment (pack cover)
April 06, 7:16pm

Critical measurements for a custom-fit pack?
Thinking about a (long-term) project to make a pack as custom-fitted as possible, i.e., eliminate *unnecessary* adjustability by shaping the pack to fit just one person. Looking through older ar...

In Make Your Own Gear » Critical measurements for a custom-fit pack?
April 06, 2:16pm

Re: Re: Got my Wonderland reservation!
Billy, Snail mail--"date issued" is the day after I faxed the request. Not sure the NPS has heard of email yet.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Got my Wonderland reservation!
April 05, 10:28am

Got my Wonderland reservation!
A little surprised--first, to get confirmation just a few days after we faxed it in. Second, to get exactly the days and sites we requested. Going with my wife and 13 year old daughter--first ti...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Got my Wonderland reservation!
April 04, 8:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
Wouldn't having a pad between the bivy bottom and you do give an air layer? (Disclosure: never used a bivy--not sure I will in the near future. Except that I'm not fond of the bugs (and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emissivity of alumized Cuben, Silnylon
April 04, 4:21pm

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