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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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Forum » Thread

Lumberjack boot camp
Vlad ... are you joking again when you write: "If these same people were suddenly told, "you are going to be sent to a lumberjack camp for three months in the middle of the winter and if you try...

In GEAR » Bias in writing
December 05, 4:30pm

Dittos on wool, no bias in BPL fabric
Dittos to a bunch above comments re: no particular bias here. I am getting back into wool, for base layer especially, precisely because of the communications on this site and the intelligence of...

In GEAR » Bias in writing
December 05, 4:01pm

I'll buy it if it's still available
Let me know if it is still available ... been wanting to try it but it seems to have been out of stock.

In Gear Swap » Bozeman Mountain Works VAPR Bivy Sack
December 05, 10:24am

Wool - Brett
Thank you as well. I am also looking forward to getting wool base layer, still deciding which and where. Our place is really great for gear testing. Has cold air, weather, snow etc. ... but with...

In GEAR » Going Wool? share your knowledge
December 05, 10:19am

Cozy use - Sarah & Laurie:
Sarah -- Thanks so much for that insight ... I knew it worked, but I never thought of the fact the MH bags are meant to hold heat. Maybe I'll even try boiling water in one on my bushbuddy, when...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » what does "boil and set" mean?
December 05, 10:02am

Re: cozy use
I use a used Mountain House food cooking bag for my extra pot, etc. So I don't worry too much about a cozy. Since I don't know how a cozy would work with it. I'm generally so hungry when I get t...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » what does "boil and set" mean?
December 04, 9:03pm

bivy weight?
How much does it weigh?

In Gear Swap » WTB: Bivy, Mens M UL clothing, Microlite Stove
December 04, 7:25pm

Re: Re: no sense of humor
geeshh ... now you tell me it is a joke ... I have already eaten half of my new pack and ground cloth ... no wonder it tasted so bad.

In On the Web » new site for ultralight backpacking gear
December 04, 5:02pm

Stegers, JR & transpacific
Too bad we didn't meet when I was younger and was crazy enough to have thought of the same sailing trip. The advice and learnings I got are from a young charter captain who taught me most of what ...

In GEAR » Stegger mukluks?
December 04, 9:34am

Re: Re: Re: Re: re:Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
Dittos to what Richard said. Roman, travelling with your partner is more than a gear issue and they are the real brains of the outfit ... or act like it or need to sometimes. It should be...

In Philosophy & Technique » Unsupported/Unresupplied/Thru-Hikes
December 03, 11:08pm

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