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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.
CityMoscow
StateIdaho
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://ddrake.net
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Re: Re: MYOG
Hi Tim, Good points, and I certainly didn't mean to imply beginners should be *designing* their own stuff. And of course, renting or borrowing gear the first few times makes far more sense tha...

In GEAR » Cheapest possible gear lilst
April 13, 4:10pm

MYOG
Conventional wisdom is Light/High Quality/Low cost: choose any two. MYOG can give you all three (assuming you don't count your labor in the cost). University rec. programs often rent gear fo...

In GEAR » Cheapest possible gear lilst
April 13, 1:47pm

Re: TENT, SLEEPING BAG AND STOVE SUGGESTIONS.
As I recall from your previous thread, the big question was (and still is) what you mean by four season. Four-season tent usually means something that can handle high winds and snow-loading. Wil...

In GEAR » TENT, SLEEPING BAG AND STOVE SUGGESTIONS.
April 13, 1:30pm

Re: fly
"For the last yr the Haven has been a figment of imagination." I see both versions of the Haven are now unavailable. FWIW, I ordered my Haven tarp 1 February 2014, and received it prom...

In Gear Lists » Need Some Feedback
April 13, 1:06pm

SMD Haven
Haven't had it on a trip yet, let alone in the rain. Wife is recovering from ACL surgery a few weeks ago, so it will prob. be late June or July before we're hiking together. Mountains here ...

In Gear Lists » Need Some Feedback
April 13, 12:16pm

Narrow quilt
"Possibly someone in this wide world has a 48" quilt that works for him/her." FWIW, I measure my Golite 1+ season quilt at 49". For comparison, I measure the circumference ar...

In Make Your Own Gear » Three quilt questions.
April 13, 11:39am

Re: Thanks David - some more thoughts and questions
Windscreens: lots of posts on that, including this article from Jerry Adams: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/myog_aluminum_windscreen.html?forum_thread_id=31119#.U0q7Udx...

In Gear Lists » Need Some Feedback
April 13, 11:08am

Re: ill take it
Sold to Ryan pending funds.

In Gear Swap » Never Worn DriDucks UL Rainsuit $10
April 12, 6:27pm

Never Worn DriDucks UL Rainsuit $10 SOLD
SOLD DriDucks Rainsuit, tan, size M. Runs huge. Jacket packed a couple time, never worn. Pants unused. Both as-new. $10 shipped CONUS. First "I'll take it" posted below gets it, pe...

In Gear Swap » Never Worn DriDucks UL Rainsuit $10
April 12, 4:15pm

Re: re:stoves
Hi Lawrence, I've had a Snowpeak GS-100 for several years. Great stove. ~3.5 oz. with MYOG windscreen. A couple months ago, I picked up a Fire Maple FMS 300T here: http://www.amazon.com/Cam...

In Gear Lists » Need Some Feedback
April 12, 11:25am

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