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David Neumann (idahomtman) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern Idaho
About Me 47 year backpacker, former national Sierra Club backpack leader, school superintendent
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All Forum Posts by David Neumann

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FS: Instep Crampons
Brand new, never used CMI Instep Crampons. The thoughtful design and superlative materials are combined into a truly lightweight, yet functional instep crampon. Produced from 4130 chrome-moly st...

In Gear Swap » FS: Instep Crampons
February 27, 7:58pm

FS: Montbell U.L. Down Hugger #5
Regular size *Comfortable Temperature: 42.8F *Minimum Temperature: 28.4F [Inside Shoulder Girth] 44.6" - 59.4" [Inside Knee Girth] 34" - 45.3" Total Weight: 1lb.1oz Fill Weight: 6.3oz Insu...

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell U.L. Down Hugger #5
February 24, 10:09pm

Tarp sold
The tarp has been sold. Thank you.

In Gear Swap » FS: ID Sil Poncho and Campmor tarp
February 22, 8:50am

Sale pending on tarp
Sale pending on ultralight tarp.

In Gear Swap » FS: ID Sil Poncho and Campmor tarp
February 20, 1:45pm

Re: Sale Pending on ID Poncho
sale finalized. thanks

In Gear Swap » FS: ID Sil Poncho and Campmor tarp
February 17, 9:42am

Sale Pending on ID Poncho
A sale is pending on the Integral designs poncho. The tarp is still available. Make an offer.

In Gear Swap » FS: ID Sil Poncho and Campmor tarp
February 14, 10:38am

FS: ID Sil Poncho and Campmor tarp
Green Integral Designs Sil Poncho, seams are sealed. Use a few times for rain protection and shelter. Very good to excellent condition. Stuff sack included. New $75. Will sell for $50 including shi...

In Gear Swap » FS: ID Sil Poncho and Campmor tarp
February 11, 3:06pm

Starlite Sold
The pack is sold. Thanks.

In Gear Swap » FS: Six Moon Designs Starlite
February 09, 6:48pm

FS: Six Moon Designs Starlite
The Starlite ultralight pack is the only frameless pack that has been both scientifically and independently tested to comfortably carry up to 35 pounds (see's Frameless Pack Re...

In Gear Swap » FS: Six Moon Designs Starlite
February 03, 4:45pm

Backpacker Magazine
I also ended my subscription a number of years ago. Every once in a while I will pick up an issue to read and find that it seldom contains enough valuable information for me. I'm sure it fits a nic...

In On the Web » Backpacker Magazine's Gear Guide '05
January 07, 3:01pm

All Reader Reviews by David Neumann

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Inov8 Flyroc 310
I've been wearing the Flyroc 310s for six months. I do use my Superfeet insoles which may take away some of the flexibility these shoes are known for but they work great for me. Light, good toe pr...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 13, 10:46am

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
I have owned this pad for awhile but haven't used it until this weekend on a trip to Glacier Lake in Oregon. I broke a rib earlier this summer and needed some additional padding not provided by my...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 13, 10:05am

Nunatak Arc Specialist
For my first experience using a quilt, I was very impressed. I ordered this quilt in order to have more room because I like to sleep on my side and bring my legs up a little. Weighs only one pound and...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 13, 10:03am

Bozeman Mountain Works Vapr NANO Bivy Sack (Pertex Quantum)
Awesome is the only word to describe this piece of equipment. Had I not suffered a broken rib earlier this summer, I would have got to use this item of equipment earlier, but I spent a wonderful weeke...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 13, 10:00am

ZPacks Zilch
I just had a chance to use my new Zilch from ZPacks and found it to be a great value and I would give it a five if the closure held a little better. With a pad stuffed into the back pocket, I was not ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 13, 9:56am

Esbit stove and Esbit fuel cartridges Official brand...aus BRD
I have had reasonable success with the Esbit stove and fuel if I use a wind screen and a decent lid on the pot. I have also found the residue and odor to be somewhat unpleasant. I purchased a beer can...

In Stoves - Other
June 15, 10:53pm

Repel Lemon Euculyptus Insect Spray
Smells nice, works when there aren't too many mosquitoes around. Doesn't cut it for really bad bugs. Really, I've been using 100% DEET for over 35 years and I am okay; both physically and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 25, 9:07am

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
I love this pad. It is lightweight and provides reasonable comfort. It works for my 5'10" frame provided I used my pack and other items for padding under my legs. I have used it successfully ...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
May 17, 12:54pm

Pentax Optio WP
Just received my new Optio W20 purchased through Mine weights 5.4 ounces with the battery and card installed. Nice package, light weight, compact and, so far at least, excellent picture qu...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
April 24, 8:45am

Suunto Vector
I've had mine for two years and it has lived up to my expectations. It is large but once you wear it awhile you will get used to it. The watchband has been fine and looks as good as new. My only c...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
April 10, 10:34pm