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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

My Locale Crown of the Continent
About Me Social worker. Endurance mountain bike racer, ultra-hiker, packrafter, BC skier, un-serious climber and canyoneer.

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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: Pack recommendations with special requirements .. Kinda.
The Epic seems like the best off the shelf answer. Use a heavier drybag or duffle and you'll tick all your boxes, with a bit of a weight penalty. You could even put the pack inside the bag fo...

In GEAR » Pack recommendations with special requirements .. Kinda.
February 06, 12:56pm

Re: Re: Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
I've run the Big Sib as hard as fuel would allow on ~0F nights, complete with glowing red pipe and flames shooting out the top (http://vimeo.com/84734616), and never did the stove jack or shelt...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
February 06, 12:44pm

Re: Re: Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
Josh, I've never had an issue, except (ahem) that one time I shoved the pole tip through the sil instead.

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
February 06, 5:51am

Re: Patagonia Expedition 4 knock-off
Loads of companies have come out with similar Power Dry HE recently. However, most/all use a heavier version. 129 g/meter for Cap 4 is darn light.

In GEAR » Patagonia Expedition 4 knock-off
February 05, 3:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: frame bag makers
Every beam rack I've know personally, which had at least a couple hundred miles on it, broke. This includes my wifes years ago, after nothing more than hauling ~5 pounds of flipflips and cloth...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » bikepacking without panniers
February 05, 3:52pm

Re: Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
It's a perfectly fair question Tad. Unfortunately the answer ends up being akin to "how do you not drive into the ditch on the way home?" Well, you just don't. With little st...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
February 05, 3:43pm

Re: light and durable gaiters?
Montbell UL spats or Montane Trailblazer.

In GEAR » light and durable gaiters?
February 05, 2:12pm

Re: Re: Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
I stand corrected, Ed and David. Regarding the issue of smoke in the tent with the Big Sibling; when the stove is running well the draft does pull in through all the various holes and gaps. You...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
February 05, 2:08pm

Re: Re: Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
Good call Spelt. [sigh] Richard, much appreciated and will do.

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
February 05, 11:36am

Re: It's official
A few thoughts on the Flight series, based on a couple entirely inadequate photos. As usual, I could be totally wrong: -Good on SMD for tackling form factor in a major way and introducing some ...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
February 05, 7:20am

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