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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.
CityMoscow
StateIdaho
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://ddrake.net
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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

28.5 Liter Pack @ 2# 10oz--what's the intended purpose?
Got the REI sale catalog the other day and skimmed the pack section out of curiosity. Noticed the Gregory Z30--only 28.5 liter listed capacity, but full suspension (looks like a trampoline system)...

In GEAR » 28.5 Liter Pack @ 2# 10oz--what's the intended purpose?
May 16, 2:27pm

Re: Indeed, but barely
>"Central Oregon High Desert" Mind if I ask where? (Future trip planning).

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Old Trad Backpacker Achieves Sub-10 lb Base Weight
May 13, 10:10pm

Re: Mary Jane's Outpost meals
Hi Leigh, I take MJF every trip--the company is based in the town where I live, and our food co-op carries some of the meals in bulk. Very tasty, but pretty low calorie density. "Serving si...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Mary Jane's Outpost meals
May 12, 11:18pm

Re: pruny feet
Thanks, Mike.

In GEAR » Hydropel = Body Glide?
May 12, 3:01pm

Re: Hydropel = Body Glide?
A little off topic: like the OP, I've heard of Hydropel, but never tried it--mainly because I've never really had problems with blisters. But I have noticed discomfort when my feet get r...

In GEAR » Hydropel = Body Glide?
May 12, 10:03am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Hydropel = Body Glide?
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In GEAR » Hydropel = Body Glide?
May 12, 9:56am

Re: first myog pack
Mike, +1 what Terry says re: epoxy. Generally, not much sticks to PE, including epoxy. Aluminum can also be tricky to bond to, but maybe the anodizing helps with that. If HDPE and alum. have di...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG Pack
May 11, 10:39am

Re: Beginner quilt project questions
I notice DIY Gear Supply now stocks a limited amount of down 850 FP, $6.65/oz. On the other hand, it looks like the lightest shell fabric they have is 1.1 oz, so you'll need to look elsewhere ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Beginner quilt project questions
May 10, 9:49pm

Re: Re: First MYOG Pack
Ahh--1/16" makes a lot more sense, esp. given how clearly it seems you've thought through your design. >"I also believe there is a point when gear can become too light, and tha...

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG Pack
May 09, 10:51pm

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