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David Bonn (david_bonn) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Cascades
About Me Semi-retired computer geek, sometime employee of the National Parking Lot Service, fluent skier and hiker.
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All Forum Posts by David Bonn

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Re: sleeping with bears
I generally don't worry too much. As Larry said, skipping meat and odoriforous foods is a very good idea. Going for quick-cooking instant foods also helps, so you don't end up with that cooked ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » sleeping with bears
January 13, 8:11pm

Re: re- double bag
If you want to save a lot of weight... Buy a barrel-style bag, like maybe a Western Mountaineering Aspen MF (25F, 1lb15oz). Hit Seattle Fabrics or some other fabric place and buy matching zip...

In GEAR » 2 Person Bag or Sleeping Pad?
January 13, 4:27pm

Re: Anchorage
A lot of it depends on definitions. Actually, a survey function on this web site would be kind of cool.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » trailhead survey?
January 08, 7:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Wind shirt & rain pants - necessary?
I usually take both a windshirt and a rain jacket on most trips.

In GEAR » Wind shirt & rain pants - necessary?
January 07, 7:25pm

Re: Re: Wind shirt & rain pants - necessary?
> David: How much more insulation is MW base windshirt + fleece jacket (eg Patagonia R2) + WB jacket vs. the same minus the windshirt? I'd say that in still air a windshirt has roughly the insul...

In GEAR » Wind shirt & rain pants - necessary?
January 07, 1:14pm

Re: Wind shirt & rain pants - necessary?
Wind shirts aren't raingear. They are insulation. Wind shirts have the highest warmth-to-weight ratio of anything short of down clothing. And they dry out quickly and work when they are wet. ...

In GEAR » Wind shirt & rain pants - necessary?
January 06, 7:08pm

Re: Meal preparation: can-pot vs. plastic bag
The big advantage of preparing meals in a bag is that you don't have to wash the cookpot. I'd say ninety percent of my trail meals are of the add-boiling-water-stir-sit-eat type. The problem is t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Meal preparation: can-pot vs. plastic bag
January 06, 6:56pm

Re: trailhead survey?
about a mile... dwb

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » trailhead survey?
January 05, 7:53am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ultralight pack suitable for international travel
Most places in the world, you can easily and inexpensively buy clothing you need in the country in question. It won't necessarily be exactly what you want, but it will almost certainly be cheap. ...

In GEAR » Ultralight pack suitable for international travel
December 31, 10:02pm

ultralight skis
Some maniacs are using AT Racing skis with SNS Profil Bindings and skating boots. I'm not that brave. A ski that intrigues me but I don't own is the K2 Sahale Randonnee Ski. Still, on quite ...

In GEAR » "Ultralight" Backcountry Ski Gear
December 21, 7:01pm

All Reader Reviews by David Bonn

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Western Mountaineering Summer Coupler
I think the big killer for me and my so was that it was made of cotton. It needs to be made of some very light synthetic instead. Once again, a great idea with poor execution.

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
August 26, 9:09am

Patagonia R1 Balaclava
One other thing that I think is good is that the stretchy fabric is relatively thin -- this means that if you are exercising you can still wear the hat in quite cold weather, and if it is wicked cold ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 25, 1:56pm

Superfeet Performance Green
Thirty bucks is a lot of money for an insole. But it is way cheaper than knee surgery. I've been using them religiously for four years in everything but rock climbing shoes and backcountry ski boots...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 09, 11:02am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
Lightweight, simple, doubles as a pillow. This pullover is a wonderful evolution of the original puffball pullover.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 09, 10:55am

GoLite Phantom Jacket
Awesome light jacket. Enormous pit zips help ventilation a lot. High pockets let you stash gloves and trail mix where you can get them without taking your pack off. A little heavier than some more ...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:53am

Patagonia Dragonfly pullover
I don't go anywhere without this pullover. For everything from groomed cross-country ski tours to weeklong climbing trips to long-distance backpacks. This is probably the most useful item of clothin...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
August 09, 10:51am

Patagonia Specter Jacket
Wonderfully light. Waterproof. Reasonably breathable. More expensive than my first car (and more waterproof too). The big pockets help venting a bit, but it doesn't (in my opinion) vent particul...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:49am

ULA Equipment P-1
I've used my P-1 since March, with several trips up to two weeks (with resupply) and trips as long as seven days without a resupply. I like the side pockets a lot. I'd like them better (and give t...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 09, 10:43am