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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.
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Re: AT
+1 MB. Same thing where I hike (PNW and intermountain west): I hardly ever see UL hikers, let alone have them trying to borrow stuff. What I do see is overloaded folks, about 3 1/2 miles from the t...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
February 24, 7:41pm

Another budget option
Don't overlook making your own gear. Thrift stores often have good used sewing machines for $20 or so. You can make a ~10 oz shaped tarp with 360 degree protection for about $30 in materials. P...

In Gear Lists » New gear list, nothing fancy
February 23, 7:34am

Re: Test number
9.72 cfm seems significant, compared to 3M Propore (DriDucks) which (IIRC) Richard Nisley tested at 0.33 cfm.

In GEAR » Any point in getting a new wind shirt?
February 22, 12:08pm

Re: lots of 50 milers, plus weenend backpacks
Hi Bob, Is that Seven Devils, ID? Just curious--what route did you use for 50 miles? Loop? Mostly on-trail or off?

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » what trips does your troop have planned for this year?
February 22, 10:44am

Homeopathic A & E
Reminds me of this Mitchell and Webb sketch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMGIbOGu8q0

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The only first aid kit you'll ever need
February 22, 9:31am

Any point in getting a new wind shirt?
I have a Golite Dakota windshirt I like okay. Good for rest stops, not so good for more than a few minutes of hiking. But for 3 season hiking when it's not raining, I'm usually warm enough ...

In GEAR » Any point in getting a new wind shirt?
February 21, 11:07pm

Re: Re: Re: New gear list, nothing fancy
Hi Alex, If it were me, I'd be concerned about using a small, barely-waterproof tarp for shelter *and* rain gear, with no bivy, only down for insulation and sleep, and fall/spring/ "mild&...

In Gear Lists » New gear list, nothing fancy
February 21, 7:57pm

Thanks
Thanks everyone for the feedback. As some of you said, it seems like my wife using the WM Ultralite we already have will be the simplest (and likely warmest) option. That will put her base weight r...

In GEAR » Looking at a ZPacks 30* bag for my wife--summer hiking in the Cascades. Your thoughts?
February 18, 6:30pm

Looking at a ZPacks 30* bag for my wife--summer hiking in the Cascades. Your thoughts?
My wife would like to start taking longer backpacking trips with me, specifically a Wonderland Trail hike this summer (or a hike in the Cascades of similar length if we don't get a WT permit). ...

In GEAR » Looking at a ZPacks 30* bag for my wife--summer hiking in the Cascades. Your thoughts?
February 17, 1:32pm

Re: Re: Aluminized cuben exists--at least, it used to.
I'll send a piece out sometime this week. I have a NeoAir I use sometimes (it's narrow and a little loud, as well as longer than I need). I sleep with that silver side down, so I suppose...

In Editor's Roundtable » Torso Simulator to test Heat Loss in Outdoor Gear – Radiation
February 09, 5:15pm

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