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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

My Locale Crown of the Continent
About Me Social worker. Backcountry traveler and writer in my spare time.

I have given up on PMs due to their tendency to encourage poorly considered inquiries. Please contact me through my website. I enjoy pack construction and trip planning questions in particular.
CityThe Fish
StateMontana
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://bedrockandparadox.com
My PDF Gear ListWinter '14/15

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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Need help choosing a paddle
Yep, like Moby Dick I'm just about everywhere. Have fun with the new boat!

In Packrafting » Need help choosing a paddle
March 09, 12:05pm

Re: FS: Klymit framesheet, various clothing items
Everything shipped, all emails returned. Everything above with a price is still for sale.

In Gear Swap » FS: Klymit framesheet, various clothing items
March 09, 11:59am

Re: Re: Re: Need help choosing a paddle
My Shuna is 210 and it's been fine on both class IV and two hour flatwater paddles. I think the long paddle thing is a vestige of the old boats with lower seats.

In Packrafting » Need help choosing a paddle
March 08, 12:06am

Re: Re: Re: Wide/Zero Drop Shoe Options
The rubber on the Lone Peak 1.5s somehow manages to be both not durable and not sticky. Usually you can expect at least one.

In GEAR » Wide/Zero Drop Shoe Options
March 08, 12:00am

Re: Wide/Zero Drop Shoe Options
I look forward to your thoughts on the Topo shoes Luke. Until Altra ungrades the rubber and tread I can't see myself buying another pair of their shoes. The new LaSportiva Helios SR might...

In GEAR » Wide/Zero Drop Shoe Options
March 07, 6:23pm

Re: Klymit
Essenshell and Klymit sold!

In Gear Swap » FS: Klymit framesheet, various clothing items
March 07, 3:08pm

email
Whalen and Justin, I messed up in the original post: it's @backpackinglight not backpacking. If you guys could send another email I'll hold your places in line. Sorry about that.

In Gear Swap » FS: Klymit framesheet, various clothing items
March 07, 2:19pm

Re: FS: Klymit framesheet, various clothing items
Kokatat paddling pants. Size large for extra layering room, with legs shortened a few inches to not be excessive long (31" inseam now). Butt seam sealed for durability, and ankle drawcor...

In Gear Swap » FS: Klymit framesheet, various clothing items
March 07, 12:25pm

FS: Klymit framesheet, various clothing items
All prices include shipping. No sales outside the US. Payment via paypal. Email dave at backpackinglight dot com if interested, with item in the subject line.

In Gear Swap » FS: Klymit framesheet, various clothing items
March 07, 12:17pm

Re: Need help choosing a paddle
The old Sawyer was known for being not so durable. You think you won't do whitewater so it won't matter, but you'll probably tend to get drawn into the class II+, low-volume creeks and...

In Packrafting » Need help choosing a paddle
March 07, 10:23am

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

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STARBUCKS VIA Italian Roast
Tastes good enough, tiny and easy to use. What could be better? It not being so darn expen$ive.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:17pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
Tasty, moist, tasty, good calorie to weight ratio, compact, resists deformation, doesn't freeze too bad in the cold, tasty, made of real food, and tasty! Bar-shaped food does not get any bett...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:16pm

Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt
Cap 1 seems to have changed very little since it was called silkweight capilene back in the day. It dries very quickly, wicks pretty well (though not as well as cap 2), and most importantly feels lig...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
July 27, 2:12pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
I use a cut-down 48" Ridgerest on every trip. Bombproof, comfy, light, cheap. In winter, I add a full length under it. I actually sleep better on this than most inflatables, but realize I&...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
April 11, 10:47am

MLD Trailstar
In summary: Aside from a bivy sack for good weather and race pace endeavors, I've sold off the rest of my shelters. It's a great cross of a pyramid and a tarp. Finished weight, seam sealed...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 11, 10:39am

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
It's hard to get more warmth for the weight (or price). I like having a few pieces to add in as supplementary feet and/or torso pieces. It is quite fragile. Do not leave this on the outside o...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 28, 3:18pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
A very well designed cup. Light, but seems just as functionaly durable as Snowpeak or Evernew stuff. Ideal size for a soloist. The taller than it is wide shape is one I prefer for cooking on a fire...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 28, 3:03pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
Note 1: This is a review of my 2005/6 Houdini. It's longevity is revealing (it may have been the Dragonfly back then, even). Note 2: If the price is outrageous, no one would buy it! The prote...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:08pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I disagree with all Kev's objections, and desperately wish I could find more mediums to buy. The simplicity is what I love best. Actually, the perfect in all conditions from 70-10 F fabric is ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:00pm

patagonia down sweater
Note: I'm folding this review of the Down hooded pullover into this section because 1) the hooded p/o isn't made anymore, 2) the critical comments likely apply broadly. I really liked the d...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 27, 10:07am