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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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Considering an ice axe: BD Raven Pro or Camp Corsa?
A couple of times last year I ran into situations where an ice axe might have been a better choice than trekking poles. Also considering some walk-up summits, and more early season travel. Look...

In GEAR » Considering an ice axe: BD Raven Pro or Camp Corsa?
June 10, 2:08pm

Re: Re: Planning to climb Mt. Adams end of June with my kids--advice?
Thanks, Barry. The 11 yo is pretty tough--we recently did 45 miles in three days, with 18 miles on one of those days. 'Course, that wasn't at elevation, and didn't involve a lot of ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Planning to climb Mt. Adams end of June with my kids--advice?
June 07, 9:38pm

Re: Re: Window shrink insulation as ground cloth? Same as Gossamer Gear Polycryo?
I also use "inside" window film as ground sheet, and have always heard it's identical to "polycryo" from GG. Works great--surprisingly durable. I consider lack of breathab...

In GEAR » Window shrink insulation as ground cloth? Same as Gossamer Gear Polycryo?
June 07, 3:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Planning to climb Mt. Adams end of June with my kids--advice?
Thanks for the info, Elliot and Chris. Chris, I think you're talking about a different Mt. Adams. I'm talking about one of the Cascade volcanos, in Washington State. 12K feet and change.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Planning to climb Mt. Adams end of June with my kids--advice?
June 07, 3:26pm

Re: Melting Points
Hi Sean, Another thread on the same topic: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=62224 FWIW, I don't recall ever reading a post...

In GEAR » Titanium, Aluminium, & Stainless Steel over Coals
June 06, 9:46am

Re: Re: Planning to climb Mt. Adams end of June with my kids--advice?
Thanks, Jerry. I'll keep thinking this through...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Planning to climb Mt. Adams end of June with my kids--advice?
June 05, 10:17am

Planning to climb Mt. Adams end of June with my kids--advice?
The end of this month, I'd like to try climbing Mt. Adams with my daughters--11 & 18 yo. Both are solid hikers. Looking at staying the night at Cold Springs Campground, along with my wife...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Planning to climb Mt. Adams end of June with my kids--advice?
June 04, 6:47pm

Re: x-pac
Hi Jennifer, DIY Gear Supply lists tx-07 as the lightest x-pac they carry, but doesn't list actual weight. The face fabric is 70D nylon--I'd guess maybe 2.5-3 oz/sy? I assume vx-21 is th...

In Make Your Own Gear » waterproof backpack fabric
June 03, 9:48am

Re: fabrics
You'll prob. find once you calculate the area of your pattern pieces and the weight of the fabrics that the weight savings between the various x-pacs and silnylons is only a few ounces--maybe n...

In Make Your Own Gear » waterproof backpack fabric
June 02, 11:07am

Re: waterproof backpack fabric
X-Pac would be a good choice. Rockywoods and DIY Gear Supply both sell it.

In Make Your Own Gear » waterproof backpack fabric
June 02, 9:18am

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