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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.
My Website URLhttp://ddrake.net
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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

Re: I returned my Steripen
The Opti always looks tempting (blue light=cool). Then I remember AM drops seem convenient enough for me. Or drinking raw water, if I'm sure of the source.

In GEAR » I returned my Steripen
May 18, 2:53pm

Re: Heavyweight
>"...as opposed to the knee jerk reaction of going to the other extreme." What you say makes sense, Doug. I just don't think being dangerously light is at all common in backpac...

In GEAR » What I learned from two Heavyweights
May 18, 2:46pm

Re: Re: Quilt construction
Stick, Yeah: material, material, insulation. Here's a diagram from when I was planning things (note I changed the drawcord channel, and left out velcro): I had planned to top-stitch th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt for AT thru-hike (MYOG)
May 18, 1:28pm

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

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