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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: 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

Re: UL Tent Recommendations - Under $400
Single or double wall? Floor or floorless? Most tents that can be set up with trekking poles can also be purchased with dedicated tent poles (for people who don't use trekking poles). If you...

In GEAR » UL Tent Recommendations - Under $400
April 11, 8:18am

Re: Dutchware Gear silnylon
I'm sure your caution is justified, Samuel. I just tried your "wet out" test with a piece of the red Argon I bought, and also with a piece of 30D silnylon (2nds from DIYGearSupply-...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 08, 9:34pm

Re: 2-3 day gear list
Hi Mike, Some good advice so far. I'll be frank--your list has a lot of redundancy, and a lot of items that seem like "pack your fears." Plus, as Justin pointed out, critical items ...

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day gear list
April 08, 8:57pm

Re: Re: "Argon silnylon"
The Argon silnylon appears to be completely impregnated with silicone--will the coating wear off, short of wearing a hole in the fabric? Since Dutchware carries Argon 90 (uncoated) I assume that...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 08, 8:07pm

Re: Cuben vs XPAC
Thanks so much for the info, Kevin. At least for my purposes, I prefer the heavier x-pac fabrics. Also to clarify, the DP fabric I was comparing to hybrid cuben was *t*x-07, not vx-07--I don't ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 07, 7:53pm

Got mine today
10 yards of red Argon sil, ordered Thursday, received today. First impression good. Doesn't seem too thin or fragile for a shelter. Maybe a little stretchier on the bias than standard sil, a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 07, 7:40pm

Re: Re: Critical measurements for a custom-fit pack?
Thanks, Daryl and Roger.

In Make Your Own Gear » Critical measurements for a custom-fit pack?
April 07, 6:08pm

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