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kevin davidson (kdesign) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mythical State of Jefferson
About Me je suis un alpiniste, skieur de randonee, marcheur ultra léger, dessinateur d'intérieurs, et connoisseur de microbrew.
moins c'est plus!
Cityune petite ville dans l' ouest
Countryétat libre de l'Orégon
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Lite Soul Bivy FS
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In Gear Swap » FS: MLD LiteSoul Bivy
June 28, 12:22pm

SUL/UL "conversions"
Hire Apple's marketing dept. Geniuses, all. Sponserships (in the form of free equipment---something most cottage industries could do to at least a small degree) and paid "evangelists"...

In Philosophy & Technique » SUL and UL: Seeking Converts
June 28, 11:55am

Buy a Stand and be counted...
Perhaps something in the order of $3 -4 may have been more attractive to some. I think, alas, that many people muse more about equipment lust than act on it. Hmmm, shades of another "indus...

In Make Your Own Gear » Gram Weinie Stove Heineken Pot
June 27, 3:19pm

Trekking Pole preferences
I'm still waiting for a really light "Flick-Lock". They have been utterly reliable in years of backcountry skiing---no slippage, no jammed sections. Surely one is possible in a UL sha...

In GEAR » Trekking pole newbie questions what makes 1 better than another, solid/adjustable,why? Recommendations
June 27, 2:50pm

Freedoms and night vision.
I only bring a headlamp for some group trips or for mtneering-----some of the strato volcano climbs involve leaving camp before 1st light and on uneven terrain associated w/ these early forays, hav...

In GEAR » Photon Freedom Micro Light
June 27, 2:26pm

Hilleberg alternatives
I'd like to see more Crux gear available Stateside. This site once lauded one of the Crux Tents as best of the "Bomber" twin-wall 4 season tents. bomber tents

In Winter Hiking » Best lightweight winter tent?
June 27, 10:17am

X-Rocket is all-wet?
That's akin to the very dilemma a poncho tarp user faces. C'est la vie.

In GEAR » Poncho Vs. Rain Jacket
June 27, 8:37am

The odd bear out.
Did Gilbert say anything about the factors that could create such a "rogue" bear?

In GEAR » Sub 15 oz bear deterrent...
June 27, 1:10am

Adopt early, adopt often.
This was not the first run of the pants. They've been available before----I missed out on that round. My feeling about a Cocoon product-----get it, check it out, return if it doesn't mee...

In GEAR » Cocoon Pants Already Out of Stock????
June 27, 1:06am

To ID or not ID...but the Cocoon is the question.
Worth b-itching to Ryan Jordan about---maybe?

In GEAR » Cocoon Pants Already Out of Stock????
June 26, 7:42pm

All Reader Reviews by kevin davidson

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Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
In the Sub one pound category of packs made specifically for backpacking, this is probably the finest blend of form and function---a "practical" SUL Pack that is still composed of lightweigh...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 22, 9:53pm

Backpacking Light Firelite SUL-500 Cookpot
...but I do actually own one of these puppies, so I'll chime in. It's thin, thin, thin and I could squeeze a significant dent into it, in my hand. You don't get this extreme level of light...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 17, 12:55pm

Playpus 2L Big Zip
It's never leaked in it's 1 1/2 years of use and have come to trust it. I generally use this on group trips where it's nice to have larger volumes of purified water on hand in camp situati...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 9:01pm

Platypus Platy Reservoir
The dedicated hydration systems by Platypus are more reliable than the "retrofit" of the resevoir into one. The Big Zip is far better to the purpose.

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 8:54pm
Very efficient and friendly CS from BPL. Addie (and Ryan---when A. is on vacation) runs a tight ship----my questions and requests have been handled very promptly and services like running down to the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 14, 3:02pm

BMW Cocoon Pro 60 Parka
Another preliminary review focusing on fit, features and construction. Although many of you might be more attracted with the (on paper) 1 oz. savings of weight of the Cocoon Hooded Pullover, the Pr...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 12, 10:13pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I got these to supplement my aging Golite Synergy pants---they have several things going for them. They are very light, very water resistant and have partial leg zips to ease putting on over shoes or ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 06, 12:12pm

MiniBullDesigns SSBIT
Another very fine MBD alcohol stove. This one is a pressurized top jet design that produces a flame narrow enough to use with Heine and Foster can/pots. It was ostensibly designed to retrofit Esbit s...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 06, 11:51am

ULA Equipment
Brian is not only a great designer of packs, but a great sewer, too, when the seamstress brigades of Logan, UT are fully engaged. He also has entertained us over the last few years with on-line diarie...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 05, 9:30pm

MiniBullDesigns Stealth (ver.1)
This fierce but absurdly light (.23 oz.) little side-burner is great for boiling water in a Snow Peak 600 cup. Takes about 6 min. Burns for about 8 minutes or so on 1 oz. of fuel. This was an earli...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 02, 11:23am