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b d (bdavis) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
About Me Happy to find this site. Camping, hiking, whatever - love kayaks and have a bunch of foldables if people are ever in the area and want to use one - including a Klepper double which is great for taking gear and two people anywhere, including by sail in low wind conditions. Spent so much time reviewing all the posts and articles here over Thanksgiving I thought I would fill in some blanks. Me and partner live a few miles from Lassen peak on Hwy. 44 if you want to look it up and are in the area. Welcome to use our home as a base.
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All Forum Posts by b d

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: DE for Dr.J (inspired by D. Bonn)
Crazy Pete, Quite right. So if T is independent, then the issue becomes is the 14 correct if the equation is to work for the generalized equation for a trek of many people or individuals or...

In Philosophy & Technique » reading and writing on UL trips
December 10, 11:26pm

Re: Re: Wahtum Lake Area / Columbia River Gorge
I would also be interested in the gear list, so ditto. Including the camera ID. We live in the lower Cascades, Mt. Lassen, Columbia River is incredible, the gorge(s) is/are insane.

In Photo Gallery » Wahtum Lake Area / Columbia River Gorge
December 10, 10:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: DE for Dr.J (inspired by D. Bonn)
Crazy Pete, Oh. Oops. Sorry:) (Do you want help off that rock? Great avatar, by the way.) I thought the processes or process of derivation was a constant, but the variability over the set o...

In Philosophy & Technique » reading and writing on UL trips
December 10, 8:36pm

Re: Re: DE for Dr.J (inspired by D. Bonn)
I got the following after first Romanizing the equation. Starting with the original Romanesque Equation I first got: DS/DT = XIV + T Divide and multiply by D/D, then (S/T = XIV + T) BY D/D. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » reading and writing on UL trips
December 10, 7:45pm

Re: Tarptents
When recommending the Squall designs I forgot about reading that you were looking for more of a stand alone. My partner prefers a stand alone. Super easy to use. So, we often use a stands al...

In GEAR » Which shelter?
December 10, 3:44pm

Equation Question
First, is there a right answer to this? And, if we find where the hiker is at the end of 24 days do we get a gift? Second, is this in the same vein as the edible gear. And, does it make a diff...

In Philosophy & Technique » reading and writing on UL trips
December 10, 2:38pm

Use em all the time
Check out the Montrail CTC, low tops ... I wear them day in and day out, and for hiking. If I know I am going to be on rough ground or slippery cinder rock slopes then I switch to my higher top Te...

In Philosophy & Technique » Trail Runners
December 10, 2:20pm

Ti vs. Al Cooking performance? - Bill? simmer?
Bill, Which stove do you use for the best simmer control? Is there a lighter, better fry pan, pan compared to others?

In GEAR » Ti vs. Al Cooking performance?
December 10, 11:44am

Does anyone else ....
Ditto to all the previous posts re: how much fun it is to look at, play with, study maps. Special ditto to Sarah: I love playing with the 3-D function in TOPO! which allows me to fly over and t...

In Philosophy & Technique » General Map ?'s
December 10, 11:40am

notes & writing
I write on the back of my maps, printed off the TOPO! program, if I write at all. Just in case of emergencies I carry a small, thin, pencil -- like sometimes used to come with hanging kitchen frig...

In Philosophy & Technique » reading and writing on UL trips
December 10, 11:35am

All Reader Reviews by b d

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Outdoor Products Hall Pass Day/O'Nite Pack
I picked up this pack for $20 US at a Big 5 to experiment with (Campmor has it listed at $14.99). The thought was to see if it would do for a day, a night, and a day camping trip. Here it is packed,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 29, 1:22pm

Gorillapod SLR
I rarely bother to review items I would not use or which deserve less than a 4, but this chain caught my eye. Owning a GorillaPod for SLRs I can't recommend it for a person trying to go UL. So I...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
January 27, 7:32pm

Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Survival Gear - BPL Gear Shop)

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
January 27, 6:30pm

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil
I have been using the same piece of Reynolds aluminum foil for a windscreen and a food prep area for about 6 months, maybe 8 now. It held up well and is light weight. It is important to get the heav...

In Stoves - Other
January 26, 7:54pm

BMW Stealth 0 NANO (6x8) UL Tarp - 4.2 oz. Catenary Ridgeline
I don't think I could have found a better tarp to learn with and from. It is fragile compared to heavier fabric tarps, but it is precisely for that reason that it is a great learning tool This...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 26, 7:05pm

Mountain Hardwear Butter Balaclava
I entirely agree with Craig S.' review. I carry this item with me everywhere once the weather turns cool or cold. I wear it over or under my Mountain Hardwear Micro beanie, and both of them unde...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 26, 12:59pm

PossumDown Gloves (BPL Gear Shop)
These are a real find. I was waiting for the BPL Gear Shop to get them back in stock and am glad I waited. My partner got a pair of gloves from another New Zealand supplier and although they are gre...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 23, 8:35pm

Mountain Hardwear Phantom Down Jacket (Women's)
This is a piece of gear my partner obtained. But, it also works for me. She got a large to wear over other items, and it fits me fine as well. It is well made and is warm, but not too hot in cold...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 23, 8:16pm

OR DryComp Summit Sack
A few short months ago I never thought I could use a frameless pack. But, testing out systems and hiking more, because my pack weight was going down as my familiarity and technique with gear and the ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 21, 8:05pm

McNett AquaMira Water Treatment
It has taken some time, and a lot of winter boredom, to get to trying out chemical water treatment systems -- goal: reduce weight w/o gagging on the water after treatment. So after studying here I fi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 21, 7:10pm