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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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...Peak seems worth a try, then.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nido or Peak?
March 06, 2:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Cold weather cooking - stove choices
Hi Roger, Are you saying replacing the sintered brass filter is unnecessary running the FMS 300T as intended (upright and using good-quality canister like Snowpeak)? I just got one and was conside...

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 06, 2:00pm

Nido or Peak?
Searching for Nido on Amazon also returned Peak brand whole milk powder. It's cheaper. Anyone use it?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nido or Peak?
March 06, 9:43am

Re: help help help
SMD sells optional poles for their tents. $14/ea--looks like you'll need 2. Link to the Skyscape Scout is here: http://www.sixmoondesigns.com/tents/SkyscapeScout.html A 20 (F) degree bag ...

In Gear Lists » HELP HELP HELP!!!
March 04, 11:14am

Hi Alexandra, Very good input so far. I'll just add: >If you go cheap (i.e., heavy and bulky) on your sleeping bag, and are carrying a lot of warm clothes, you may find it hard to fit ev...

In Gear Lists » HELP HELP HELP!!!
March 03, 9:26pm

Soft AL foil from the craft store?
...Don't think I've ever seen it. Is it thicker than the heavy duty foil from the grocery store? Find it at Michael's? I've been looking for something in between grocery store foil ...

In Make Your Own Gear » UL lid
March 03, 8:07pm

Not too surprising...
It seems to me, just the tone of Chase Norton's appeal should have raised red flags--very heavy on the marketing and ego, very light on demonstrated hiking experience. Having said that, I th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Solo Death Valley Trek
March 01, 10:10am

Re: Re: Devin
Devin, Here's one of my 3 season setups, BW a little over 7 pounds. Assumes nights sometimes dipping into mid-30s (but not consistently) and possibility of rain, but not days of wet conditio...

In GEAR » Ultralight Gear 'lists'
February 26, 10:52am

Re: new gear list
Hi Edward, I should have clarified--mine *isn't* a poncho tarp, just a tarp. I carry separate rain gear. Pictures are near the end of an article here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-...

In Gear Lists » New gear list, nothing fancy
February 26, 8:04am

Re: Gatewood cape
Alex, I use a MYOG silnylon shaped tarp, 9.6 oz including lines. Roughly the same size and coverage as a Gatewood. 360 degree coverage--can pitch pretty tight to the ground if need be. No concerns...

In Gear Lists » New gear list, nothing fancy
February 25, 8:46pm

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