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kevin davidson (kdesign) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mythical State of Jefferson
About Me je suis un alpiniste, skieur de randonee, marcheur ultra léger, dessinateur d'intérieurs, et connoisseur de microbrew.
moins c'est plus!
Cityune petite ville dans l' ouest
Countryétat libre de l'Orégon
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Concerning Abbey and DS

In Post-Trip Reports » Havasupai Canyon
July 03, 8:36am

replacing the shockcord
With the Cocoon, the biggest issue would be removing the eyelets the existing shockcord goes through. I propose cutting slots for the grosgrain where the eyelets are and buttonhole stitch around th...

In GEAR » Returning Cocoon balaclava and pant
July 02, 10:26pm

Those Cocoon Pants
Incidentlally, if those Pants are a medium, Miguel D Arboleda, who often posts here, is desperately looking for a pair.

In GEAR » Returning Cocoon balaclava and pant
July 02, 8:22pm

re. Returning Cocoon balaclava and pant
I can really understand about the Balaclava, which I tried but then opted for one of the Hooded Cocoons which have very nice hoods. I wrote a reader review on the Cocoon Balaclava---it was another ...

In GEAR » Returning Cocoon balaclava and pant
July 02, 8:17pm

homemade pack
That looks great! Your corrective mods seem right on the money. Personally, on these UL packs, I prefer a sternum strap to a waist belt to stabilize loads, but that is an individual choice. A lot w...

In Make Your Own Gear » backpack drawstring closure, help please
July 02, 12:29pm

Drawstring help
Roll tops are great. Most of my packs go this route. One idea for the drawstring (and casing size might be an issue as was mentioned) would be to tack the the drawstring to the pack 180 degrees fro...

In Make Your Own Gear » backpack drawstring closure, help please
July 02, 10:25am

Icebreaker or alternatives
For quality,it would be hard to go wrong with Icebreaker, Ibex, or Patagonia in their lightest weight merino. Icebreaker is the most stylie. Can't speak to Montbell wool. Gramicci merino wool (...

In GEAR » Icebreaker Superfine or Smartwool Microlight???
July 02, 10:20am

Love 'n Backpacking
Sure. Some Chapters of the Sierra Club have an outings section called "Sierra Singles". Guess what happens on those backpacks... I know several happy couples. Wow, active in Texas, too: ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Love on the trail?
June 29, 9:07pm

Where's Consumer Reports when you need them...
I'm sorta with Bill. Old Berber saying---the dogs may bark but the caravan moves on. I'm moving on to the weekend---time to light out for the territory. I'm going Dead Kenned...

In Make Your Own Gear » Kinsman pullover w/mod
June 29, 9:02pm

Stimulus---I'm under-stimulated
Hmmmm. No hood and Conduit (MH's W/B laminate) is not exactly the most breathable W/B out there. Keep trying MH.

In GEAR » New 5 oz raincoat
June 29, 7:31pm

All Reader Reviews by kevin davidson

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Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
In the Sub one pound category of packs made specifically for backpacking, this is probably the finest blend of form and function---a "practical" SUL Pack that is still composed of lightweigh...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 22, 9:53pm

Backpacking Light Firelite SUL-500 Cookpot
...but I do actually own one of these puppies, so I'll chime in. It's thin, thin, thin and I could squeeze a significant dent into it, in my hand. You don't get this extreme level of light...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 17, 12:55pm

Playpus 2L Big Zip
It's never leaked in it's 1 1/2 years of use and have come to trust it. I generally use this on group trips where it's nice to have larger volumes of purified water on hand in camp situati...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 9:01pm

Platypus Platy Reservoir
The dedicated hydration systems by Platypus are more reliable than the "retrofit" of the resevoir into one. The Big Zip is far better to the purpose.

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 8:54pm
Very efficient and friendly CS from BPL. Addie (and Ryan---when A. is on vacation) runs a tight ship----my questions and requests have been handled very promptly and services like running down to the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 14, 3:02pm

BMW Cocoon Pro 60 Parka
Another preliminary review focusing on fit, features and construction. Although many of you might be more attracted with the (on paper) 1 oz. savings of weight of the Cocoon Hooded Pullover, the Pr...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 12, 10:13pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I got these to supplement my aging Golite Synergy pants---they have several things going for them. They are very light, very water resistant and have partial leg zips to ease putting on over shoes or ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 06, 12:12pm

MiniBullDesigns SSBIT
Another very fine MBD alcohol stove. This one is a pressurized top jet design that produces a flame narrow enough to use with Heine and Foster can/pots. It was ostensibly designed to retrofit Esbit s...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 06, 11:51am

ULA Equipment
Brian is not only a great designer of packs, but a great sewer, too, when the seamstress brigades of Logan, UT are fully engaged. He also has entertained us over the last few years with on-line diarie...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 05, 9:30pm

MiniBullDesigns Stealth (ver.1)
This fierce but absurdly light (.23 oz.) little side-burner is great for boiling water in a Snow Peak 600 cup. Takes about 6 min. Burns for about 8 minutes or so on 1 oz. of fuel. This was an earli...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 02, 11:23am