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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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CountryUS
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Re: Hiking in Kansai, Japan. Specific info request
I did Yatsubuchi-no-taki as a day hike. Excellent hike. Found the LP guide accurate, including public transport directions to trailhead. Looking at the time stamp on my photos, it looks like it ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Hiking in Kansai, Japan. Specific info request
May 18, 1:11pm

Quilt construction
Hi Dion, I completed my first synthetic quilt a month or so ago, and did the seams more or less the way KC did. Here's a pic: Note I left the Apex a little wider than the shell fabric,...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt for AT thru-hike (MYOG)
May 18, 10:41am

"Support" and Roclite 295s
Hi Matthew, I wore Roclite 295s all last year (hiking, not wading). Great shoe for me, dried quickly after stream crossings, soggy ground, snow fields, etc. Sticky rubber sole and tread pattern ...

In GEAR » Taking the Plunge and Looking for a Single pair Trail/Camp/Water Shoes
May 18, 9:27am

Re: Funny you should ask...
Hi Seth, Thanks for the response. Out of curiosity, what do you plan for BW/starting weight in the Z30?

In GEAR » 28.5 Liter Pack @ 2# 10oz--what's the intended purpose?
May 16, 4:05pm

Re: Boredom on a solo hike?
Good stuff, Adan. Thanks for the post.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » ended trip early
May 16, 3:36pm

28.5 Liter Pack @ 2# 10oz--what's the intended purpose?
Got the REI sale catalog the other day and skimmed the pack section out of curiosity. Noticed the Gregory Z30--only 28.5 liter listed capacity, but full suspension (looks like a trampoline system)...

In GEAR » 28.5 Liter Pack @ 2# 10oz--what's the intended purpose?
May 16, 2:27pm

Re: Indeed, but barely
>"Central Oregon High Desert" Mind if I ask where? (Future trip planning).

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Old Trad Backpacker Achieves Sub-10 lb Base Weight
May 13, 10:10pm

Re: Mary Jane's Outpost meals
Hi Leigh, I take MJF every trip--the company is based in the town where I live, and our food co-op carries some of the meals in bulk. Very tasty, but pretty low calorie density. "Serving si...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Mary Jane's Outpost meals
May 12, 11:18pm

Re: pruny feet
Thanks, Mike.

In GEAR » Hydropel = Body Glide?
May 12, 3:01pm

Re: Hydropel = Body Glide?
A little off topic: like the OP, I've heard of Hydropel, but never tried it--mainly because I've never really had problems with blisters. But I have noticed discomfort when my feet get r...

In GEAR » Hydropel = Body Glide?
May 12, 10:03am

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