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Michael Davis (mad777) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale South Florida
About Me I have a place in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and hike there a few times a year and looking forward to retiring there in a few years.

In Florida, most of my camping involves kayaking on our beautiful river swamps and kicking the alligators off the banks to pitch a tent.
CityPalm Beach
StateFlorida / New Hampshire

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All Forum Posts by Michael Davis

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Re: Re: Re: Re : I'm a tosser
Tim, You mentioned that you have trouble with pressure on my outside foot against the hammock body. When I purchased my hammock, I had heard that complaint from a few people, and that's ...

In Hammocks » Hammocks... For Log Sleepers Only?
September 02, 4:26am

Re. Suspension
I agree with Paul. Go with the full straps at first. They are simply a no-brainer to set up and that will clear your mind for other things that need learning, like ridge line tension, etc. Not t...

In Hammocks » What insulation?
August 31, 5:59pm

Re: I'm a Tosser
I always sleep on my side in my bed at home. On the ground, I flop like a freshly beached fish. In a hammock, I lay down on my back, and the next thing I know, it's morning! There is a lea...

In Hammocks » Hammocks... For Log Sleepers Only?
August 30, 8:26pm

Re: What insulation? (for hammocks)
Once you go to a hammock, you'll never go back to the ground! The Gossamer Gear pads will work for summer evenings but an underquilt will be much more comfortable and required when cold weat...

In Hammocks » What insulation?
August 30, 7:35pm

Re: Hammock diagnosis please
Another vote for They got me off the ground and I will NEVER go back! Warbonnet Blackbird (dbl. 1.1) and MacCat Ultra Spinn tarp Swap out the long straps for amsteel wh...

In Hammocks » Hammock diagnosis please
August 12, 8:52pm

Bear bagging cord
Try for "Pro bear line." It's an acrylic coated dyneema, 2.5mm diameter, with a 975 lb strength. The beauty of it is that it flattens out when going over...

In GEAR » bear bagging - differences in cord
August 03, 5:07am

Itch factor?
Has anyone had a chance to try these long enough to comment on the "itch factor?" I'm always afraid to try off-brand merino, suspecting that it may be larger micron and itch. Even if...

In Gear Deals » 100% merino tops and bottoms, $25
August 03, 4:54am

Re: Tilley airflow an scalp sunburn
You might want to try the Tilley LTM8. I have one and love it! It also has a mesh crown, but it is a much tighter mesh than the aiflow. This will protect you from the sun as well as keep no-seeums ...

In GEAR » Tilley airflow and scalp sunburn
August 03, 4:41am

Re: Bic: The lighter lighter
It's a mini-bic for me over any other method, especially fire steels. Simple, reliable, effective and light.

In GEAR » Bic: The lighter lighter
July 22, 8:26pm

Re: "Mt Osceola 2010-07-18"
Great picture Steven. I love the view from up there. Did you go up from the Kanc at Greeley Ponds trailhead or from Tripoli Road?

In Photo Gallery » Mt Osceola 2010-07-18
July 22, 8:16pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Davis

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Backpackinglight Thurofare Pant
I love everything about these pants! They are so light it literally feels like I'm not wearing anything. My size large weighs 4.1 oz. They have features that count but not ones that don't. ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
February 27, 8:29pm

Big Agnes SL3
While there's no tent that works for all purposes in all environments, IMO this is the perfect tent for summer, or year round in Florida. It's a free standing, double wall tent, but the inner ...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 18, 7:47pm

TNF Diad
In summary, a well designed, lightweight, but not spartan, rain jacket. The jacket is a 2008 product in TNF's Flight Series. In men's size large it weighs 8.9 ounces. I am 6'-1" a...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 19, 4:28pm

Silva Type 54 Compass
This Brunton 54LU compass is also the called the Silva Explorer 54. Brunton USA and Silva of Sweden are the same company. The product is manufactured in Sweden. I am extremely pleased with the Brun...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
August 13, 4:52am

Icebreaker Tech T Lite Superfine 140
I am completely sold on Icebreaker's Tech T Lite 140 gm/m2. This shirt is pure comfort on 90+ degree, hard vertical hiking trips! I've tried poly, nylon including Columbia, Railriders, etc. Al...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
July 26, 1:45pm

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
Both my wife and I have the Max Thermo 3/4 length which weighs 15.0 oz on my scale. It has synthetic insulation inside the air chambers. It's construction is robust. I've never had a failure o...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 05, 7:43am

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
While I've always loved the lightweight factor of cooking with alcohol stoves, they consistantly detracted from the overall enjoyment of the outdoors. Fiddling with rickety pot stands, warped fly-...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 05, 7:29am

MSR Wind Pro
This is the stove that I go to when the weather dictates that water comes from melting the solid form. At 10.2 oz, including stuff sack, it's one of the lightest options to get the Btu's for w...

In Stoves - Canister
July 05, 7:08am

Gerber EVO Titanium-Coated Serrated Knife 2.8 oz
This is a great knife if you are looking for something more substantial than a razor blade but lighter than a Bowie knife. I know many people prefer a razor blade or ripping out a pair of sizzors f...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 24, 5:36pm

SteriPen Adventurer
At 3.6 ounces on my scale, it's lighter that pump filters (1 lb.+/-)and lighter than my ULA Amigo gravity filter (9.6oz). However, pre-filtering is required, through a bandana or coffee filter, et...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
September 22, 12:49pm