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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

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re: the perfect pack
Perhaps ask Cilogear if they'd put the 45 liter worksack harness and suspension on and into a 30:30. There are some other climbing packs which are the right size and might have enough beef in ...

In GEAR » I need a new pack
February 07, 8:47pm

re: AMWC gear list
Not leaving the camera. Might bring a different (waterproof) one. Justin, you have the legwear correct.

In Gear Lists » 2012 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic gear list
February 07, 8:12am

re: Bob Open
Tyler and Clayton, I didn't see this until just now. As you can imagine, it's a rather impossible question to answer, and comes in a few different parts. Depending on what the snowpack ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » The Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
February 01, 9:45am

re: Altai ski crampons
Ross, I don't think ski crampons will work with those adaptor plates. I also don't think ski crampons will do what you want them to anyway. They're great when skinning stuff that tran...

In Make Your Own Gear » "Chains" (Ski Crampons) for my Altai Skis
January 30, 7:33pm

Looks awesome Dan. My thoughts on the safety of three chambers matches with yours pretty well. Realistically, a PFD like yours would suit the vast majority of my packrafting just fine. I'm m...

In Packrafting » MYOG Inflatable PFD - Progress Journal
January 30, 7:22pm

re: backpacking with wetsuit
You could wear undies under a wetsuits, but you'll get minimal extra warmth. Best to just pack 'em away and have something dry to change into. Wetsuits do make pretty good sleeping mats.

In Packrafting » Which helmet?
January 26, 1:18pm

evernew burner
Ron, I setup the stove out of the box with and without the pentagonal wire. The evernew burner was a bit loose without it, i.e. I could get it to fall through the hole with an amount of force such...

In Editor's Roundtable » Clikstand T2 Alcohol Stove System Review
January 25, 9:41pm

re: litespeed H20
The H20 has a PU coating and is noticeably less breathable. Oddly, the cut is different as well (arms are baggier, torso is shorter). The normal Litespeed is much better.

In GEAR » WInd jacket to go with my Paclite.
January 25, 1:41pm

re: SUL sleep system
Under a tarp or mid: 20 oz synthetic quilt (old BPL Cocoon 60 with 5 oz Climashield XP added, 6 oz in footbox) 7 oz foam mat (cut down normal ridgerest with 1/8" Thinlight glued on top),...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What is your SUL sleep system?
January 25, 1:38pm

fuel amounts and burner materials
Tor, I did not monitor the fuel amounts. By the time I did the timed tests I had a good enough intuitive sense of how much was required without running out of gas (so to speak). Damain, that...

In Editor's Roundtable » Clikstand T2 Alcohol Stove System Review
January 25, 1:25pm

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

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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