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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
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Aluminized cuben exists--at least, it used to.
Hi Jerry, Haven't read BPL for a year or so, and missed this article. You write: "Another way to minimize radiant heat loss is to have an aluminized layer above you, for example your t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Torso Simulator to test Heat Loss in Outdoor Gear – Radiation
February 09, 2:26pm

A "Cautionary Tale" from High Country News
http://www.hcn.org/wotr/why-i-never-hike-alone Not sure I would have drawn the same conclusion as the author.

In Chaff » A "Cautionary Tale" from High Country News
June 29, 4:04pm

Lesson learned
Thanks again for all the comments. Needless to say, I'll be using a windscreen along the lines of Roger's recommendations in the future. I feel fortunate this insight came without injury or...

In GEAR » Stove gurus: Did I melt the Lindal valve on my stove canister?
June 17, 10:10am

Re: Re: Stove gurus: Did I melt the Lindal valve on my stove canister?
Thanks everyone. I take the cautions to heart, esp. Roger's as I've followed all his stove articles on BPL with interest. Rest assured, I don't intend to use this windscreen again, alt...

In GEAR » Stove gurus: Did I melt the Lindal valve on my stove canister?
June 15, 9:46pm

Stove gurus: Did I melt the Lindal valve on my stove canister?
Had my Snow Peak GS-100 fail a couple days ago--actually it appears to be a canister failure, not the stove itself. Using a windscreen and boiling water, the stove suddenly quit. Temps were 70s...

In GEAR » Stove gurus: Did I melt the Lindal valve on my stove canister?
June 15, 5:50pm

Re: To shave a pound off of an 11lb base weight or not ?
I've got a pretty light base weight, but would have a hard time noticing a one pound difference. Two pounds (eg, full water bottle vs. empty) sure, but even that is just noticing a difference, ...

In Gear Lists » To shave a pound off of an 11lb base weight or not ?
June 15, 2:11pm

Re: Where to take 20 year old daughter?
I'll second the Northern Loop suggestion (Rainier NP). I've hiked it 3 or 4 times--never had problems getting a permit without reservation. Going mid-week helps. Part of the loop is on t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where to take 20 year old daughter?
June 15, 1:03pm

Re: Shoes for Wonderland Trail: Inov-8 Terrafly 343?
Here's my trip report from a Rainier hike last August (big snow year): http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=52349&skip_to...

In GEAR » Shoes for Wonderland Trail: Inov-8 Terrafly 343?
June 14, 9:54am

Re: the DIY Gear Scramble-a-Thon!
Hi Aaron, Interesting project. I'm neither a hammock user, nor Colorado-based, but these questions occur to me: -Are all campsites along the CT hammock-suitable, esp. at elevation? Will y...

In Make Your Own Gear » the DIY Gear Scramble-a-Thon!
June 11, 7:42am

Thanks
Thanks for the info, all. And thanks for the link, Paul. Must have missed that one. I don't anticipate carrying an axe very often, or for many days, but my base weight is plenty light enou...

In GEAR » Considering an ice axe: BD Raven Pro or Camp Corsa?
June 10, 10:26pm

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