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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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Re: Re: OR Windstopper Balaclava (fleece lined)
Sorry bout that. I musta got one of the last ones, but if you combine an order at other suppliers you might get the postage free and it will be about the same price. What shifts my gears is tha...

In Gear Deals » OR Windstopper Balaclava (fleece lined)
December 03, 10:14pm

Re: Your questions needed for new BPL column
I would do a beginners course in weight v. safety, especially in winter, snow, freezing, storm conditions. And, how to handle, manage more fragile gear.

In Philosophy & Technique » Your questions needed for new BPL column
December 03, 10:00pm

Re: Thanks for the suggestion
Sometimes, wihen I am dealing with stalwarts of this UL thing -- the ones who make it happen, I like to buy their stuff even if I can go somewhere else and get it cheaper or some other product ... ...

In Gear Deals » holiday sale at
December 03, 9:17pm

Re: Re: Field test of the Stegers = Thanks JR
Posted this on the Gear Deals topic: Thanks to JR and Nicholas I am getting my first real winter gear. So this coat has a lining that comes out, weighs 3 1/2 lbs., not UL but great for my experi...

In GEAR » Stegger mukluks?
December 03, 9:10pm

Military Winter Coat and fur lined hood for 22 bucks
Thanks to JR and Nicholas I am getting my first real winter gear. So this coat has a lining that comes out, weighs 3 1/2 lbs., not UL but great for my experiments, and has a detachable fur lined h...

In Gear Deals » Military Winter Coat and fur lined hood for 22 bucks
December 03, 9:08pm

Thanks Nicholas
Thanks Nicholas. NO is just what I was looking for. Now I gotta decide which pants to get, since I don't wanna freeze to death or suffer much when it does get down to 0 F and below here. Your ...

In GEAR » Stegger mukluks?
December 03, 7:53pm

Field test of the Stegers
What a beautiful feeling to walk in the Stegers (I got the Arctic model and I got my partner the beautiful Navajo). She was really leary. So first I wore mine around the outside of the house and ...

In GEAR » Stegger mukluks?
December 03, 5:20pm

Why Moonstone folded
I knew a couple of older businessmen who were trying to put together a bail out or buy out package in Arcata a while ago. They told me that Moonstone expanded to fast, carrie a lot of products and...

In GEAR » Moonstone Bags
December 03, 5:08pm

OR Windstopper Balaclava (fleece lined)
The OR balaclava looks good, velco allows it to be tight or loose, fleece lining, face mask for harsher conditions which fits with goggles. It is on sale for $35 for the next 11 hours, instead of ...

In Gear Deals » OR Windstopper Balaclava (fleece lined)
December 03, 11:00am

OR Windstop Gorilla Balaclava on sale
Nicholas -- (Just a side question: do you buy the fur trim and then sew it on a parka, instead of buying it already on a parka? Are there not too expensive parkas you would recommend that alre...

In GEAR » Stegger mukluks?
December 03, 10:55am

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