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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.
CityMoscow
StateIdaho
CountryUS
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Re: Arc'teryx
4# 10 oz of pack to save 2.2 oz of pack liner. Hmm...

In GEAR » Why aren't there more waterproof packs?
May 05, 3:46pm

Thanks...
...Everyone for the comments. As you can prob. tell, I'm pretty proud of the kid. And somewhat surprised, as well. Certainly, the conditions and lack of big elevation changes helped, but I&#...

In Post-Trip Reports » 3 days + 45 miles + my 11 year old daughter = one nice hike
May 04, 12:49pm

Re: Father, daughter...East Fork, San Gabriel River. 4/28/12
Really nice, Craig.

In Post-Trip Reports » Father, daughter...East Fork, San Gabriel River. 4/28/12
May 03, 11:51pm

3 days + 45 miles + my 11 year old daughter = one nice hike
I finished making a sleeping quilt for my youngest daughter Miriam the other week, and a trip to try it out seemed in order. She negotiated a day off from school, promising her fifth grade teacher...

In Post-Trip Reports » 3 days + 45 miles + my 11 year old daughter = one nice hike
May 03, 11:36pm

Side compression: who needs it?
I'm realizing that with a smaller pack (25L-30L), and stuffing my quilt in a trash bag, I have no need for compression across sides or front. This seemed true last season, using a little pack ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Side compression: who needs it?
May 03, 3:03pm

Re: Are more backpackers a good thing?
Seems I've read interest in backpacking has actually declined since the 70s and 80s, although this may be as percentage of population, rather than absolute numbers. Regardless, in my view th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are more backpackers a good thing?
May 03, 12:04pm

Fixing holes in Prolite?
Just discovered 2 small prickly pear spines in my TR Prolite. Will Seam Grip along be a good fix, or should I use the nylon patches?

In GEAR » Fixing holes in Prolite?
May 02, 11:31pm

My First MYOG Pack After Six Weeks Use
Had my pack out on the trail for the first time this weekend--a three-day, 45 mile hike with my daughter in the Hells Canyon Wilderness along the Idaho Snake River Trail. Prior to that, I was usin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished First MYOG Pack
May 02, 10:39pm

Re: On-Trail Route Finding: When the Trail is Hard to Follow
Bookmarked. Thanks for another great article, Dave.

In Editor's Roundtable » On-Trail Route Finding: When the Trail is Hard to Follow
May 02, 5:58pm

Re: Re: "Modify shoe lacing system with cord lock?"
Zack, In my experience, Eugene Smith is one of the softest "spoken" and most consistently helpful people on these forums. (The quotes around "spoken" are because I've never...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modify shoe lacing system with cord lock?
May 02, 5:28pm

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