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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.
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Re: should be disclosed
*What* should be disclosed? Thru-Hiker sells Shield brand silnylon, and lists weight 1.1oz/sq yard base fabric, 1.4 oz./sq. yard after coating. DIYGearSupply sells a less expensive (presumably &...

In GEAR » Seam sealing weight gain?
March 27, 1:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Seam sealer WEIGHT?
I'm not a textiles expert, Ryan, but your example may be apples/oranges. I suspect the weight of shell fabrics for bags (or Cuben, in the case of zPacks shelters) is far more predictable from l...

In GEAR » Seam sealing weight gain?
March 27, 12:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Seam sealer WEIGHT?
"A matter of ethics," is pretty strong stuff, Aaron. By your own figures, you're talking about an increase due to fabric weight of 2-3 oz, or 6-9%. People who make their own gear (...

In GEAR » Seam sealing weight gain?
March 27, 11:11am

Re: The Wedge
Ah, but it's multi-use. It doubles as a bouncy castle.

In GEAR » The Wedge (A new Tent)
March 24, 9:21am

Re: Alcohol Stoves for Narrow Pots
I use a "half-penny" with either SP 600 mug or Heiny keg pot. Made like a Jurey penny stove, but with small V-8 cans. Easy to make, easy to use (no separate priming step). Reliable, in my...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stoves for Narrow Pots
March 23, 5:51pm

Re: Realistic expetations
"it's hard to carry 7 days of food at ~2 PPD and end up with a total weight less than 25lbs unless you are at a base of 10lbs" True. But it's not difficult to get food down to ...

In Gear Lists » JMT Gear List - Need to lost 3-5lbs
March 15, 1:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: New exos arrived
Everything you did, Owen. Plus shortened straps where possible and (biggest savings) removed lid and drawstring. Lid alone is 5 oz (according to an old spreadsheet--haven't weighed it lately). ...

In GEAR » New Osprey Exos Packs for 2014
March 13, 11:04pm

Re: Re: My Gear List w/ Photos
Gear list w/ photos=very cool. Should be the new standard. Outside of winter use or other specialty use, I consider 65 liters pretty huge. The key to comfortably doing 10 days no resupply wit...

In Gear Lists » My Gear List w/ Photos!
March 13, 2:17pm

Re: Re: New exos arrived
I have one of the 1st gen. 58L Exos (orange/gray). After some (mostly reversible) stripping, it weighs 33 oz. Now that it's no longer new and shiny, I'm tempted to really go at it and see h...

In GEAR » New Osprey Exos Packs for 2014
March 13, 2:08pm

Re: Lots of threads
Thomas C.: A few links: Here's a thread that discusses seams useful for tarp construction (with drawings and pics): http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thre...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help sort out my confusion
March 13, 9:17am

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