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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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Bearikade - SOLD
The Bearikade canister has been sold.

In Gear Swap » FS: Bearikade Weekender Canister
December 20, 10:00pm

I sent you an invoice via Pay Pal for the Bearikade. Thanks.

In Gear Swap » FS: Bearikade Weekender Canister
December 20, 5:28pm

FS: Bearikade Weekender Canister
Like new Bearikade 650 cu. in. carbon and aluminum bear-proof canister. Weighs 31 ounces. Used on the JMT for 10 days this summer. Has ornage stripe painted on body to make it easier to find if the...

In Gear Swap » FS: Bearikade Weekender Canister
December 16, 2:21pm

Bear Vault Sold

In Gear Swap » FS: Bear Vault, brand new
June 03, 9:59am

Bear Vault on E-bay
Available for auction now on E-bay at:

In Gear Swap » FS: Bear Vault, brand new
May 26, 2:23pm

FS: Bear Vault, brand new
Brand new Bear Vault 200. $55 plus shipping. Send email to:

In Gear Swap » FS: Bear Vault, brand new
May 19, 12:04pm

Consider Montbell U.L. Down Bag
I have a Montbell U.L. Down Hugger #5 bag that weighs 17 ounces. While they use 725 fill goose down, I have found their use of vertical baffling above the torso and several other innovations to eff...

In GEAR » Ultralight sleeping bag
April 22, 9:44am

FS GoLite Jam, brand new
GoLite Jam, new, medium, red. Highly rated by BPL. Received at holidays 2004, never used. Retails for $90, will sell for $59 plus shipping. Contact:

In Gear Swap » FS GoLite Jam, brand new
April 15, 10:27am

Cliff Bars and Snicker's Marathon
Cliff Bars get my vote. Plenty of variety and high quality taste. Throw in a few Snicker's Marathon's for extra-good flavor and that provides me with plenty of energy on short and long trips.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Energy Bars
April 13, 9:46am

I always enjoy the comments here. I too am over 50 which makes lightening the pack even more important. Ultralight isn't new, back in my teens we called it bivouacing! A friend and I climbed Mt. Wh...

In Philosophy & Technique » So just what is ultralight these days?
April 01, 9:23am

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