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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

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About Me Social worker. Endurance mountain bike racer, ultra-hiker, packrafter, BC skier, un-serious climber and canyoneer.

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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: Yellowstone and Glacier Area Trip
Bugs can be bad in June in all the areas mentioned. The particulars depend on the year. The first half of June actually shouldn't be too crowded in either spot. GTTSR in Glacier likely won...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Yellowstone and Glacier Area Trip
January 29, 8:28am

Re: Down hat vs wool hat... wool seems to be the better choice?
Down beanies have always struck me as really, really silly.

In GEAR » Down hat vs wool hat... wool seems to be the better choice?
January 27, 2:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Any recommendations for internal frame backpack for packraft?
Two part answer: If it's not raining I try to let my boat dry for 5-10 minutes while I eat and organize stuff. If it's partly sunny you should have a 90% dry boat by then. A dry boat w...

In GEAR » Any recommendations for internal frame backpack for packraft?
January 27, 2:15pm

Re: Any recommendations for internal frame backpack for packraft?
Fold raft like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1knHmqDrPeM Put it into the very bottom of your pack against your back. Keeping the raft safe from pokies is a good idea. Rolling the boat t...

In GEAR » Any recommendations for internal frame backpack for packraft?
January 27, 8:25am

Re: Recommendations for a load hauling pack.
You're on the right track Andre. Any of those will haul that weight, it just depends on what fits you the best. Sounds like you'll use the pack almost exclusively for work. When I guid...

In GEAR » Recommendations for a load hauling pack.
January 26, 6:06pm

Re: David....frame height?
Michael, I used the frame with extensions (28") almost all the time. At a 21" torso length, I get some load lifter action at 24, but not much. For me, 26" would probably be fine mos...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paradox Packs Evolution pack system review
January 25, 10:13pm

Re: Capilene 4 hoody
Sorry for the confusion folks. By first gen I meant first iteration of the current Powerdry HE fabric. Put another way, this is a fall 2012 piece. Photos below.

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Capilene 4 hoody (Men's M)
January 24, 1:39pm

Re: Favorite shelter system for coastal+beach packrafting?
Mid plus bug inner if necessary. Wins for stormproofing, ease of setup, and space for your junk show. With proper prep, staking in sand is dead easy. (See Parson's deadmen in Dan's l...

In Packrafting » Favorite shelter system for coastal+beach packrafting?
January 23, 9:29pm

Re: FS: Patagonia Capilene 4 hoody (Men's M)
Bump.

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Capilene 4 hoody (Men's M)
January 23, 7:50am

Re: Looking To Get a Quality Down Quilt at a Good Value
EE or the Feathered Friends Vireo Nano. Best deals going.

In GEAR » Looking To Get a Quality Down Quilt at a Good Value
January 21, 6:49pm

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

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STARBUCKS VIA Italian Roast
Tastes good enough, tiny and easy to use. What could be better? It not being so darn expen$ive.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:17pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
Tasty, moist, tasty, good calorie to weight ratio, compact, resists deformation, doesn't freeze too bad in the cold, tasty, made of real food, and tasty! Bar-shaped food does not get any bett...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:16pm

Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt
Cap 1 seems to have changed very little since it was called silkweight capilene back in the day. It dries very quickly, wicks pretty well (though not as well as cap 2), and most importantly feels lig...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
July 27, 2:12pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
I use a cut-down 48" Ridgerest on every trip. Bombproof, comfy, light, cheap. In winter, I add a full length under it. I actually sleep better on this than most inflatables, but realize I&...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
April 11, 10:47am

MLD Trailstar
In summary: Aside from a bivy sack for good weather and race pace endeavors, I've sold off the rest of my shelters. It's a great cross of a pyramid and a tarp. Finished weight, seam sealed...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 11, 10:39am

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
It's hard to get more warmth for the weight (or price). I like having a few pieces to add in as supplementary feet and/or torso pieces. It is quite fragile. Do not leave this on the outside o...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 28, 3:18pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
A very well designed cup. Light, but seems just as functionaly durable as Snowpeak or Evernew stuff. Ideal size for a soloist. The taller than it is wide shape is one I prefer for cooking on a fire...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 28, 3:03pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
Note 1: This is a review of my 2005/6 Houdini. It's longevity is revealing (it may have been the Dragonfly back then, even). Note 2: If the price is outrageous, no one would buy it! The prote...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:08pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I disagree with all Kev's objections, and desperately wish I could find more mediums to buy. The simplicity is what I love best. Actually, the perfect in all conditions from 70-10 F fabric is ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:00pm

patagonia down sweater
Note: I'm folding this review of the Down hooded pullover into this section because 1) the hooded p/o isn't made anymore, 2) the critical comments likely apply broadly. I really liked the d...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 27, 10:07am