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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.
CityMoscow
StateIdaho
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://ddrake.net
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Re: Re: Highest calorie per ounce Freeze dried meal?
I also like MaryJane's stuff, (even if the FarmGirl persona thing is a little cheesy) mostly because it tastes great. MaryJane's Farm is located in the same town I am, so our local food co...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Highest calorie per ounce Freeze dried meal?
April 26, 11:21am

Re: warranty
Hi Zack, FWIW, here's my experience going from traditional full-leather goretex boots (Danner Mountain Lights) to mesh trail runners. >Started with Keen Ridgeline (no longer made), @ 13 ...

In GEAR » Lightweight, breathable, waterproof shoes
April 26, 10:49am

Re: Re: Not sure on the weights
Just to clarify: I was talking about wet feet in temperate conditions, crossing cold streams (snow melt). Dave Chenault's piece addresses wet feet in more severe weather. IIRC, he's a fa...

In GEAR » Lightweight, breathable, waterproof shoes
April 26, 1:22am

Re: Re: Not sure on the weights
David Chenault had a recent article about footwear and socks for wet/cold conditions: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/fast_light_shoulder_season_footwear_tips.html Su...

In GEAR » Lightweight, breathable, waterproof shoes
April 26, 12:45am

Re: Re: Downsizing a DriDucks jacket?
Thanks, Jerry. I expect the slight "squishiness" of the fabric and French seam would prob. be waterproof enough, especially since my new seams would more or less be where pit zips are. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Downsizing a DriDucks jacket?
April 25, 8:27pm

Re: Stuck in bed for a week, help me find a book!
+1 Blood Meridian. Brutal, terrifying, use of language that rivals any of the classics. Ordeal by Hunger hits all your topics. It's the first (and maybe the best) well-researched history o...

In Chaff » Stuck in bed for a week, help me find a book!
April 25, 8:09pm

Downsizing a DriDucks jacket?
So I just got a set of DriDucks. Size medium (I usually wear small, even in normally sized jackets). Found in locally on sale, for less than I've seen online, and of course no shipping. It...

In Make Your Own Gear » Downsizing a DriDucks jacket?
April 25, 7:24pm

Re: First myog quilt
Looks nice. Finished a similar (smaller) project for my daughter last week. Is that the olive brown or coyote brown 1.1 from DIY Gear Supply?

In Make Your Own Gear » First myog quilt
April 25, 2:02pm

Re: +1
Those look pretty nice, esp. for the price--is a little less than 11 oz for the pair correct? Any initial impressions on the reliability of the twist lock mechanism?

In GEAR » Where can I buy Fizan Trekking Poles?
April 25, 10:34am

Re: Foods per day
>"consume more foods for getting required calories" Hmm. I might have to try that.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food per day, how many liters?
April 25, 8:49am

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