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b d (bdavis) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
About Me Happy to find this site. Camping, hiking, whatever - love kayaks and have a bunch of foldables if people are ever in the area and want to use one - including a Klepper double which is great for taking gear and two people anywhere, including by sail in low wind conditions. Spent so much time reviewing all the posts and articles here over Thanksgiving I thought I would fill in some blanks. Me and partner live a few miles from Lassen peak on Hwy. 44 if you want to look it up and are in the area. Welcome to use our home as a base.
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All Forum Posts by b d

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Cheap(er) bulk freeze dried food
FAst intro to freeze dried/dehydrated food and descriptions of common vegetable, how they reconstitute, weights before and after rehydration, cooking times, etc -- stuff seems pricey compared to th...

In Gear Deals » Cheap(er) bulk freeze dried food
December 07, 12:24pm

Dehydrated Chocolate Shakes, etc.
I was researching dehydrated chocolate to make up my own mix for fudge or drinks, etc. (Has anybody looked into dehydrated food from the U.S. gov? Like surplus dehydrated stuff in bulk or whatever...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Lazy High Calorie Fudge For Winter
December 07, 11:21am

Buck 28IBLX
Thanks for the tip. It looks like the perfect replacement for my old Scrade, now that they don't make them anymore.

In GEAR » Ceramic knife lightest per inch?
December 06, 4:27pm

Rainshadow 2 Tarptent as snow/4th season tent
Most recent update 12/20/06: I realized that it was a disservice to Henry Shires and Tarptent to post pictures of his amazing and beautiful Rainshadow 2 pitched in such a shoddy manner. When I pi...

In Multiple Use Gear » Rainshadow 2 Tarptent as snow/4th season tent
December 06, 3:04pm

Yeast - Kev
Kevin -- Thanks ... I had completely forgotten about brewers yeast ... gotta add that to my food kit ... it is so SUL for the food value. Used to drink it when sailing as a main meal when in he...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Fast rice dish recipe using my homemade bullion recipe
December 06, 12:14pm

Sarah's rice and bullion; jerky technique
Thank you so much for the recipes ... as soon as we get done with some work around here we're gonna start checking them out ... it is really discouraging to read the sodium stats on the food labels...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Fast rice dish recipe using my homemade bullion recipe
December 06, 9:40am

Interest in program ... - Vlad
Vlad, You wrote: May I ask why the interest in that particular program? You have a teenager in Scouting or something? Actually no teenagers here, anymore. You seem to be very happy with tha...

In GEAR » Bias in writing
December 06, 12:15am

Look in the PM place ... I think ... uh oh ... they come to me in my emails? Is that the right place?

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » stupid question
December 05, 10:16pm

Rayado -- thanks Vlad
I just wondered about it. It also said it was a leadership camp on one of the sites I looked at. What did you learn about leadership there and how does it relate to UL? bd

In GEAR » Bias in writing
December 05, 9:40pm

Lumberjack boot camp - Vlad
So is that anything like the way people train or do things at the Rayado thing? I had never heard of it before. What do they do there -- I looked it up and it said it was secret in one descri...

In GEAR » Bias in writing
December 05, 7:16pm

All Reader Reviews by b d

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Outdoor Products Hall Pass Day/O'Nite Pack
I picked up this pack for $20 US at a Big 5 to experiment with (Campmor has it listed at $14.99). The thought was to see if it would do for a day, a night, and a day camping trip. Here it is packed,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 29, 1:22pm

Gorillapod SLR
I rarely bother to review items I would not use or which deserve less than a 4, but this chain caught my eye. Owning a GorillaPod for SLRs I can't recommend it for a person trying to go UL. So I...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
January 27, 7:32pm

Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Survival Gear - BPL Gear Shop)

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
January 27, 6:30pm

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil
I have been using the same piece of Reynolds aluminum foil for a windscreen and a food prep area for about 6 months, maybe 8 now. It held up well and is light weight. It is important to get the heav...

In Stoves - Other
January 26, 7:54pm

BMW Stealth 0 NANO (6x8) UL Tarp - 4.2 oz. Catenary Ridgeline
I don't think I could have found a better tarp to learn with and from. It is fragile compared to heavier fabric tarps, but it is precisely for that reason that it is a great learning tool This...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 26, 7:05pm

Mountain Hardwear Butter Balaclava
I entirely agree with Craig S.' review. I carry this item with me everywhere once the weather turns cool or cold. I wear it over or under my Mountain Hardwear Micro beanie, and both of them unde...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 26, 12:59pm

PossumDown Gloves (BPL Gear Shop)
These are a real find. I was waiting for the BPL Gear Shop to get them back in stock and am glad I waited. My partner got a pair of gloves from another New Zealand supplier and although they are gre...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 23, 8:35pm

Mountain Hardwear Phantom Down Jacket (Women's)
This is a piece of gear my partner obtained. But, it also works for me. She got a large to wear over other items, and it fits me fine as well. It is well made and is warm, but not too hot in cold...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 23, 8:16pm

OR DryComp Summit Sack
A few short months ago I never thought I could use a frameless pack. But, testing out systems and hiking more, because my pack weight was going down as my familiarity and technique with gear and the ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 21, 8:05pm

McNett AquaMira Water Treatment
It has taken some time, and a lot of winter boredom, to get to trying out chemical water treatment systems -- goal: reduce weight w/o gagging on the water after treatment. So after studying here I fi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 21, 7:10pm