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David Neumann (idahomtman) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern Idaho
About Me 47 year backpacker, former national Sierra Club backpack leader, school superintendent
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All Forum Posts by David Neumann

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FS: Gear Closet Clean-out
Time to pare down the outdoor gear closet: SMD Lunar Solo, excellent condition, seam sealed, first generation, green with black lightweight floor. $115 [SOLD] Teva X-1 running shoe, men's...

In Gear Swap » FS: Gear Closet Clean-out
November 03, 11:22am

I love my Arc Specialist from Nunatak
I waited a long time before buying an Arc Specialist quilt from Nunatak. I also move around a lot while sleeping and the quilt is the most comfortable, warm sleeping system I've tried. I used a...

In GEAR » new sleeping bag
October 16, 9:17pm

FS: SMD Lunar Solo
Ultralight floor, original model, seam sealed, green tent with black floor, used ten days on JMT. Excellent condition. $150 shipped to continental US. Prefer PayPal. Email me: neumann at escapees d...

In Gear Swap » FS: SMD Lunar Solo
September 29, 7:55pm

Self-portrait on Forester Pass in 2005 on a ten-day thru-hike of the JMT.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Avatar
September 12, 3:31pm

Great discussion thread. I like to take a little bit of single malt scotch. Glenlivet 12 or 18 year old is my preferred beverage. I suppose someone will suggest taking Everclear or some other 190 p...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » booze, drinks, etc
September 09, 9:34pm

Re: Montbell bags
I have owned the Alpine and it was a quality bag (#5). I thought the vertical baffles were effective. If I were to buy again, though, I would purchase the super stretch for the added comfort.

In GEAR » MontBell bags: Difference between Alpine Down Hugger and Super Stretch Down Hugger?
September 06, 4:11pm

FS: WM HighLite
Sold. Thanks.

In Gear Swap » FS: WM HighLite Sleeping Bag
September 06, 3:34pm

FS: Highlite
PM sent to Colin. Maybe a three-way trade works. I don't need the Caribou.

In Gear Swap » FS: WM HighLite Sleeping Bag
September 03, 6:29pm

FS: WM HighLite Sleeping Bag
The HighLite is the ultimate summer bag at just 1 pound. The shell fabric, highest quality down, mummy shape, and 36" zipper keep the weight to an absolute minimum. And the stuffed size is onl...

In Gear Swap » FS: WM HighLite Sleeping Bag
September 01, 2:09pm

DEET...interesting thread
I find all of the comments regarding the effectiveness of various concentrations of DEET very interesting. My experience is parallel to Shawn's. If you really hate mosquitoes and they are reall...

In GEAR » DEET concentration effectiveness?
May 15, 3:20pm

All Reader Reviews by David Neumann

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Inov8 Flyroc 310
I've been wearing the Flyroc 310s for six months. I do use my Superfeet insoles which may take away some of the flexibility these shoes are known for but they work great for me. Light, good toe pr...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 13, 10:46am

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
I have owned this pad for awhile but haven't used it until this weekend on a trip to Glacier Lake in Oregon. I broke a rib earlier this summer and needed some additional padding not provided by my...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 13, 10:05am

Nunatak Arc Specialist
For my first experience using a quilt, I was very impressed. I ordered this quilt in order to have more room because I like to sleep on my side and bring my legs up a little. Weighs only one pound and...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 13, 10:03am

Bozeman Mountain Works Vapr NANO Bivy Sack (Pertex Quantum)
Awesome is the only word to describe this piece of equipment. Had I not suffered a broken rib earlier this summer, I would have got to use this item of equipment earlier, but I spent a wonderful weeke...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 13, 10:00am

ZPacks Zilch
I just had a chance to use my new Zilch from ZPacks and found it to be a great value and I would give it a five if the closure held a little better. With a pad stuffed into the back pocket, I was not ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 13, 9:56am

Esbit stove and Esbit fuel cartridges Official brand...aus BRD
I have had reasonable success with the Esbit stove and fuel if I use a wind screen and a decent lid on the pot. I have also found the residue and odor to be somewhat unpleasant. I purchased a beer can...

In Stoves - Other
June 15, 10:53pm

Repel Lemon Euculyptus Insect Spray
Smells nice, works when there aren't too many mosquitoes around. Doesn't cut it for really bad bugs. Really, I've been using 100% DEET for over 35 years and I am okay; both physically and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 25, 9:07am

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
I love this pad. It is lightweight and provides reasonable comfort. It works for my 5'10" frame provided I used my pack and other items for padding under my legs. I have used it successfully ...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
May 17, 12:54pm

Pentax Optio WP
Just received my new Optio W20 purchased through Mine weights 5.4 ounces with the battery and card installed. Nice package, light weight, compact and, so far at least, excellent picture qu...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
April 24, 8:45am

Suunto Vector
I've had mine for two years and it has lived up to my expectations. It is large but once you wear it awhile you will get used to it. The watchband has been fine and looks as good as new. My only c...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
April 10, 10:34pm