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b d (bdavis) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
About Me Happy to find this site. Camping, hiking, whatever - love kayaks and have a bunch of foldables if people are ever in the area and want to use one - including a Klepper double which is great for taking gear and two people anywhere, including by sail in low wind conditions. Spent so much time reviewing all the posts and articles here over Thanksgiving I thought I would fill in some blanks. Me and partner live a few miles from Lassen peak on Hwy. 44 if you want to look it up and are in the area. Welcome to use our home as a base.
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Empire Canvas Works wool base layer & mukluks, etc.
Brett & all, JR referred me a web site for mukluks (in the Stegger [I got the spelling wrong, its Steger] mukluks thread] and they also have wool/synthetic blend base layers for around $30 for t...

In GEAR » Going Wool? share your knowledge
December 03, 10:13am

Thank you.
Way cool. That site and boots rocks. Now let's hope I can apply this knowledge. Email me if you want. B.D.

In GEAR » Stegger mukluks?
December 02, 8:13pm

Which Tarptent and pack are you referring to? Your system sounds great. bd

In Gear Swap » Go Light Cheap!
December 02, 4:48pm

Neat thread.
I wanna stick with Brett's comment, since he responded to one of mine somewhere else and he obviously suffered injuries from a bad choice of gear, when in the military and not here. Brett wrote:...

In GEAR » Flammable clothing? Wool
December 02, 4:16pm

About some 12 years ago I bough two Moonstone bags, the cluncky zip together ones. They were great. Then Moonstone went broke, and end of story. But now they are around again. My experience was...

In GEAR » Moonstone Bags
December 02, 3:49pm

Re: Anyone Near Southern AT?
Yer welcome to come out here to the West and use our home as a base area anytime. The PCT is like a mile away. And there are a lot of people here in CA who travel together.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Anyone Near Southern AT?
December 02, 3:45pm

Re: Re: Steger Mukluks
Nicholas - How do you control the freezing air when you breathe? It seems to build up on my Mountain Hardwear balaclava ... not good. Also, my relatives in AK used coats/parkas with wolverin...

In GEAR » Stegger mukluks?
December 02, 3:40pm

Re: Steger Mukluks
Thanks for the info. It gives that security that my perceptions are not wrong, more is welcome. At the price I need to make sure they are worth it. (We could always return them for like 30 da...

In GEAR » Stegger mukluks?
December 02, 2:55pm

Re: Re: Stegger mukluks?
Thank you for the info. It fits with my impressions. Are they worn around town at all without damage?

In GEAR » Stegger mukluks?
December 01, 11:30pm

Re: Sleeping Pad as Backpac frame
I happen to really like the GG pad, and other pads they sell. I don't use it as a frame but I did try just about all of their packs to see if one would work with my aged and sometimes painful ba...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad as Backpac frame
December 01, 10:38pm

All Reader Reviews by b d

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Outdoor Products Hall Pass Day/O'Nite Pack
I picked up this pack for $20 US at a Big 5 to experiment with (Campmor has it listed at $14.99). The thought was to see if it would do for a day, a night, and a day camping trip. Here it is packed,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 29, 1:22pm

Gorillapod SLR
I rarely bother to review items I would not use or which deserve less than a 4, but this chain caught my eye. Owning a GorillaPod for SLRs I can't recommend it for a person trying to go UL. So I...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
January 27, 7:32pm

Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Survival Gear - BPL Gear Shop)

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
January 27, 6:30pm

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil
I have been using the same piece of Reynolds aluminum foil for a windscreen and a food prep area for about 6 months, maybe 8 now. It held up well and is light weight. It is important to get the heav...

In Stoves - Other
January 26, 7:54pm

BMW Stealth 0 NANO (6x8) UL Tarp - 4.2 oz. Catenary Ridgeline
I don't think I could have found a better tarp to learn with and from. It is fragile compared to heavier fabric tarps, but it is precisely for that reason that it is a great learning tool This...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 26, 7:05pm

Mountain Hardwear Butter Balaclava
I entirely agree with Craig S.' review. I carry this item with me everywhere once the weather turns cool or cold. I wear it over or under my Mountain Hardwear Micro beanie, and both of them unde...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 26, 12:59pm

PossumDown Gloves (BPL Gear Shop)
These are a real find. I was waiting for the BPL Gear Shop to get them back in stock and am glad I waited. My partner got a pair of gloves from another New Zealand supplier and although they are gre...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 23, 8:35pm

Mountain Hardwear Phantom Down Jacket (Women's)
This is a piece of gear my partner obtained. But, it also works for me. She got a large to wear over other items, and it fits me fine as well. It is well made and is warm, but not too hot in cold...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 23, 8:16pm

OR DryComp Summit Sack
A few short months ago I never thought I could use a frameless pack. But, testing out systems and hiking more, because my pack weight was going down as my familiarity and technique with gear and the ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 21, 8:05pm

McNett AquaMira Water Treatment
It has taken some time, and a lot of winter boredom, to get to trying out chemical water treatment systems -- goal: reduce weight w/o gagging on the water after treatment. So after studying here I fi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 21, 7:10pm