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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: Re: Re: Pattern Repository?
I make an ethical distinction between reverse engineering gear I've seen in person and reverse engineering based on pictures and specs the manufacturer has made publicly available. I also make...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pattern Repository?
May 07, 11:05am

Re: Correlation between loft height, fill power and temperature rating for sleeping bags
Try these two: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/12505/index.html?skip_to_post=94791#94791 http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums...

In GEAR » Correlation between loft height, fill power and temperature rating for sleeping bags
May 07, 10:38am

Re: Lightest 10 day stove
Ten days is a little tricky, but here's how it works for me: My canister setup is Snow Peak Giga (non Ti), plus MYOG windscreen and SP 600 mug w/ foil lid: 7.5 ounces. I figure 8 qt (or li...

In GEAR » Lightest 10 day stove
May 07, 10:26am

Re: 3-Season Gear List
+1 Greg F's suggestions. Do you split part of the tent weight with your wife/daughter? There are lighter pack options at that volume and with your base weight. Would love to see detail...

In Gear Lists » 3-Season Gear List
May 06, 12:20pm

For what it's worth...
...I just did the saturated pack experiment with my 30L MYOG frameless pack. Starting weight: 9.4 oz. Saturated weight (soaking in tub until fully wet out and then wrung out by hand): 16 oz on ...

In GEAR » Why aren't there more waterproof packs?
May 06, 11:59am

Re: Re: Sleeping bag/Quilt Color - Functional Difference or Just Aesthetics
I'd be interested in seeing what peer-reviewed research the color psychologist had available.

In GEAR » Sleeping bag/Quilt Color - Functional Difference or Just Aesthetics
May 05, 11:03pm

Re: Re: Sleeping bag/Quilt Color - Functional Difference or Just Aesthetics
Another thread goes into detail about heat gain/heat loss according to surface "color": http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_i...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag/Quilt Color - Functional Difference or Just Aesthetics
May 05, 10:48pm

Re: tent questions
Jerry Adams has an article here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/myog_silnylon_floorless_2-person_tent.html It describes a somewhat smaller version of what you're...

In Make Your Own Gear » tent questions
May 05, 8:58pm

Re: Wonderland Mileage?
The Wonderland has big daily elevation changes. When I hiked it about six years ago, with more or less traditional gear, my group planned nine days and finished in eight. Since then, I've hik...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail Early July Advice
May 05, 6:53pm

Thanks
Thanks, Todd and Ike. For most trips, I'm pretty sure I'm going back to inflatable. But the cost of the Ridgerest is reasonable enough I think I'll experiment with it, those times I n...

In GEAR » Cheap CCF vs. RidgeRest/ZRest (in terms of comfort)?
May 05, 5:50pm

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