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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: JMT Gear List - Need to lost 3-5lbs
If your question is, 'Can I get to a 11-12# BW with a 5# pack?' then the answer is, 'Not with that shelter, that bag, that pad, and a bear can.' Cold: replace one or both of your...

In Gear Lists » JMT Gear List - Need to lost 3-5lbs
March 12, 10:02pm

Re: Re: sewing
The slippyness, yes. Jerry's description nails it. A professional-looking job takes practice. A functional job, not so much. And yes, my mental math was off a bit. So you prob. would have to...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help sort out my confusion
March 12, 9:11pm

Re: myog
DIYgearsupply's silnylon 2nds have worked well for me. His yards are usually 60" wide or wider--5 yards will make make you an 8x10 tarp for less than $30 in materials. Sewing silnylon is a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help sort out my confusion
March 12, 7:22pm

Great feedback
Thanks to all. Owen, John, and others--thanks for confirming Katabatic's reputation for quality. I'm not opposed to spending over $400 on a bag, but if I do, I'd like it to be one of...

In GEAR » 30F Bag Comparisons--which to buy? (with spreadsheet!)
March 10, 8:29pm

Re: Re: 30F Bag Choices--which to buy? (with spreadsheet!)
Thanks for the Vireo suggestion, David; I've edited the above to include Nano and UL. I'm not too familiar with FF, so didn't notice it before. Interesting concept. Hard to know where t...

In GEAR » 30F Bag Comparisons--which to buy? (with spreadsheet!)
March 09, 2:56pm

30F Bag Choices--which to buy? (with spreadsheet!)
I'm in the market for a new bag. I have two: a WM Ultralite I rarely use; and a Golite 1+ season that has become my regular three-season choice (have had it to mid 30s using the usual tricks). ...

In GEAR » 30F Bag Comparisons--which to buy? (with spreadsheet!)
March 09, 11:53am

Tachyon--first impressions
So I bought a Tachyon anorak from Montbell's Outlet page. $60. 2.3 oz on my scale for the Medium. First impressions: >Could have gone with a Small for more athletic fit over base layer al...

In GEAR » Any point in getting a new wind shirt?
March 08, 6:42pm

Re: Question
Yeah, good question. I've sewn a strap back on with dental floss, but that was back when I carried a too-heavy pack, and I prob. would have seen the problem if I'd inspected the pack more c...

In GEAR » Your Repair Kit Contents
March 08, 11:44am

Re: Clothing for 30 degree SUL trip
Hi Rick, I've been mostly absent from BPL for the past couple years; coming back, I've definitely noticed the (as you put it) "mixed feeling on this forum about the sense or logic in ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Clothing for 30 degree SUL trip
March 08, 11:15am

Time to filter 1L?
I'm also interested in time to squeeze-filter a liter. When I treat water, I've used Aquamira drops exclusively for a few years now, but the weight and cost of the Sawyer Mini makes switchi...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What is your hydration system using the Sawyer Mini filter?
March 07, 11:07am

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