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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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Palisade EST
Electric fences are outstanding protection aginst bears. The BLM places electric fences along the lower Rogue River and requires rafting parties to place their food, garbage and coolers within the ...

In GEAR » Sub 15 oz bear deterrent...
April 30, 2:21pm

Going Light
I too had my first ultralight trip many years ago when a friend and I in high school decided to climb Mt. Whitney via the Mountaineers Route and return down the trail. We decided to "go light&...

In Editor's Roundtable » Why I Go Light
April 25, 7:23pm

Simply Sleep
Simply Sleep contains the same chemical found in Tylenol PM or Advil PM. If you don't need the pain medicine use the Simply Sleep (Generic works fine). I have used both of these meds on numerou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » sleep
April 20, 4:13pm

Three at the moment
Western Mountaineering Highlite, Nunatak Arc Specialist quilt, Feathered Friends Swallow.I just bought the quilt and haven't had a chance to use it yet in the field. If it works as I expect, I ...

In GEAR » How many bags do you have?
April 01, 8:43am

GG Torso Pad
David, I've used the torso pad quite a few times and I put my pack and any extra clothes or "soft" items under my legs. As the manual that comes with the pad says: use Tylenol PM f...

In GEAR » GG Torso Pad
March 29, 8:49am

Cheddar cheese, sharp seems best, has often lasted 9-10 days in the Sierra for me.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What cheese for a 6 day trip?
March 25, 6:46pm

Wonderland Trail
Elliott, I was planning to hike this route this summer, but reading the NPS web site I see they are not even offering to issue permits for the entire route until mid-June. Their site led me to beli...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yet more Wonderland Trail pics
March 14, 11:50am

Favorite Gear Purchased, I think...
My current favorite is my Nunatak Arc Specialist I had made this winter. My only problem is that I haven't had the opportunity to actually use it yet. This will be my initial foray into quilts ...

In GEAR » Favorite Piece of Gear Purchased? Last 6 Mo.
March 09, 12:52pm

BMW Torsolite for me
I stick with the torsolite for a quality, comfortable inflatable pad. Just don't roll off!

In GEAR » What's the lightest inflatable out there?
March 03, 6:34pm

Esbit: about one half of an ounce
My Esbit tabs weigh about a half of an ounce. I don't like the smell when they urn and I haven't found them to be particularly efficient. I prefer alcohol or a canister stove depending on t...

In GEAR » Esbit tabs. How much do yours weigh?
February 22, 10:04am

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