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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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Shaped tarps in the UK
Hi Chris, It's been 25 years or so since I lived in the UK, and never did any backpacking while there (just a little fell walking on North York moors). I seem to remember times when it was ra...

In Gear Lists » Please take a look at my lists :)
April 24, 12:18pm

Re: UltraLight vest - 5.1oz
Very nice--like the pullover and short zip.

In Make Your Own Gear » UltraLight vest - 5.1oz
April 23, 9:07pm

Stripping Exos.
Mine is size M. "Irreversible" might seem like a bit of a cheat. Remove lid, ice axe toggles, replace thick drawcord and cordlock with smaller. Remove male side release buckle ends ...

In Gear Lists » First Time UL'er, Help!
April 23, 8:32pm

Re: Re: Pacific Northwest Conditions in June
I like this snow depth modeler: http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/interactive/html/map.html They call it experimental, and (as I understand it) it models snow depth, rather than simply recording dat...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pacific Northwest Conditions in June
April 23, 5:55pm

Question: Reasonable PPPD for my kid (11 yr old, 4'6", 80#)?
Doing a short trip this weekend with my middle daughter. She's small, but very athletic (gymnast). Verging on puberty. Wondering how many pounds per day I should plan. We'll cover, at...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Reasonable PPPD for my kid (11 yr old, 4'6", 80#)
April 23, 12:09pm

Re: First Time UL'er, Help!
What Luke said, above^. Maybe you could shave half a pound or so, fiddling with the little stuff and leaving some things out (it looks like you have three means of starting a fire, for example, ...

In Gear Lists » First Time UL'er, Help!
April 23, 11:57am

Re: Please take a look at my lists :)
Sub 15# isn't too bad for summer weight--not ultralight, as you say, and you could chip away at it with little stuff, and drop a few more ounces. But given how you've already eliminated ...

In Gear Lists » Please take a look at my lists :)
April 23, 9:54am

Re: Re: Finished quilt for my 11 year old
She's a small kid--4' 6". Not sure how long it will fit her, but her sister stopped growing at 5'. And she's got a little brother who can use it when she outgrows it (of cour...

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished quilt for my 11 year old
April 22, 5:49pm

Re: I didn't assume
Sorry, I misunderstood. No offense meant.

In Gear Lists » Price per piound
April 22, 3:32pm

Re: Very Nice
Thanks, Michael. Did you mean 4 yards of M50? If I make another for myself, that's prob. what I'll use, instead of the 1.1. For a kid, I think the increased durability (and decreased c...

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished quilt for my 11 year old
April 22, 3:25pm

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