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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.
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Re: ultra light 30 degree, high loft down bag - what are some good options?
You might try this: http://www.backcountry.com/stoic-somnus-30-sleeping-bag-30-degree-down?rr=t&cmp_id=&rrType=ClickEV&rrProd=SIC0142 And there's that Golite sale. For high...

In GEAR » ultra light 30 degree, high loft down bag - what are some good options?
April 24, 5:04pm

Poles
My poles are old Black Diamonds and not very light--21 oz/pair. (Although, even some of the CF options you'd find a REI aren't much lighter) But I like the flick-locks and prefer adjustab...

In Gear Lists » Please take a look at my lists :)
April 24, 3:11pm

Re: Some Cuts Made
Low/no cost additional weight savings: >Line pack with trash compactor bag instead of carrying pack cover. Cheaper, works better, saves 1.6oz >What size fuel canister is that, 110 gr /3....

In Gear Lists » First Time UL'er, Help!
April 24, 2:37pm

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

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