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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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I purchased a can of Sawyer spray from a local sporting goods store and sprayed my pants, shirt, hat, and socks before a JMT thru-hike several years ago. There were misquitos on the hike and the tr...

In Philosophy & Technique » Permithrin Soaked Clothing
February 22, 10:00am

PCT Yo_yo Podcast
Maybe I'm out of it, but I think the quality is fine. The content is of more concern to me and I really enjoyed this interview. Watched the trailer also and look forward to buying the DVD. Very...

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Scott Williamson and Yo-Yo-ing the Pacific Crest Trail
February 21, 3:48pm

You know you are an ultralight backpacker if...
you can actually use one of those Gossamer Gear prison toothbrushes... and not swallow it whole!

In Philosophy & Technique » You know you are an ultralight backpacker if...
February 16, 2:44pm

Lunar Solo has worked for me
I have no experience with the Hubba, but I have owned a Lunar Solo for several years (original style - not enhanced) and have been very pleased. Condensation is an issue but one easily rectified by...

In GEAR » Hubba vs. Lunar Solo
January 30, 10:09am

BPL Pot with Lid and AGG feedback
I have purchased but not yet received the new BPL 500 ml pot and lid. I'm hopeful my lid fits because that was my main motivation for buying it. I've not had the greatest luck with a foil l...

In GEAR » Antigravity Gear Pot Feedback
January 05, 9:04am

Chicken Wrap Lunch Recipes
These look wonderful. I have been using your cookbook and recipes for several years now and all of the ones I have tried have been excellent. Thanks for these new ones. I'll be sure to include ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Chicken wrap lunch recipes:
December 18, 11:57am

Trail runners
I don't even own hiking boots any more. I have used trail runners, mostly Montrail Hardrocks or other similar shoes for years now. I hike in snow and off trail without problems. I just got a pa...

In Philosophy & Technique » Trail Runners
December 12, 10:48am

Prices reduced
Will sell the PreCip rain jacket for $40 shipped to lower 48 states. Teva trail shoes for $40 shipped. Shoes are new in original packaging. Rain parka in excellent condition. neumann at escapees...

In Gear Swap » FS: bivy, rain gear, trail runners
October 22, 10:07am

Re: FS: bivy, rain gear, trail runners
Rain pants sold. Will sell jacket for $45.

In Gear Swap » FS: bivy, rain gear, trail runners
October 20, 8:52pm

Bivy is sold

In Gear Swap » FS: bivy, rain gear, trail runners
October 19, 9:52pm

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