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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: "Feedback wanted from tarp users"
That is true, Josh, but my OES Spinn tarp has plastic "D" rings on the tie-outs to prevent the cord from sawing though.

In GEAR » Feedback wanted from tarp users
July 10, 7:17am

Re: "Lyme Disease: Challenging Old Stereotypes"
Excellent article! It's cool to read about the latest tent but when push comes to shove, articles like this will keep us all happy campers. Thank you!

In Editor's Roundtable » Lyme Disease: Challenging Old Stereotypes
July 06, 8:54pm

Re: "Hydropel vs. Sportslick"
I vote for Hydropel. Seems to work better and last longer for me.

In GEAR » Hydropel vs. Sportslick
July 05, 2:35pm

Re: Favorite National Park in the US?
I'm going with Acadia in Maine. I know that the big parks are out west, but I'm in the east. I like Acadia because it has both mountains and ocean. Also, that is the first National Park...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Favorite National Park in the US?
July 05, 2:30pm

Re: Re: Opinel and filleting fish?
Donald! That's it! Exactly what I wanted. I had looked at their "product map" but, there are sooooo many knives listed that I never made it that far down the page. Thanks a bunch!...

In GEAR » Baladeo 34 Gram (1.19 oz) Knife
July 02, 2:33pm

Re: Where to place an inline filter in the line?
For highest flow rate, place the filter near the bottom of the hose. And, the longer the hose, the better. This creates pressure provided by the height of the column of water, to push the water thr...

In GEAR » Where to place an inline filter in the line?
July 02, 12:17pm

Opinel and filleting fish?
How are these Opinel's for filleting fish? The weight would indicate a very thin blade, I would think.

In GEAR » Baladeo 34 Gram (1.19 oz) Knife
July 02, 12:11pm

Re: Benchmade 530 - Opinel
Many of you including Nate, Fred, Bill & Mitchell, expressed appreciation for Opinel knives. My question is, are they suitable as a fish filleting knife? On their website, the blades look t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Benchmade 530 Folding Knife Review
July 02, 6:46am

Anyone heard of this new, lightweight fabric? I apologize for not knowing how to place a real "link" but the fabric looks interesting, if it's not all hype.

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone heard of this new, lightweight fabric?
June 27, 4:58pm

Another Casio Pathfinder owner here
I have the similar PAG-80 model. First of all, Michael gave an accurate assessment above and James followed up with a very impressive explanation of the inner workings. I'll add that I like ...

In GEAR » Casio Pathfinder PAW1500-1V
June 26, 7:09pm

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