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David Bonn (david_bonn) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Cascades
About Me Semi-retired computer geek, sometime employee of the National Parking Lot Service, fluent skier and hiker.

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Re: is a bivy neccessary
> dane, where do you get a 4-oz bivy and 4-oz tarp? On this website. There is a poncho tarp and bivy available on this site that both weigh in at 4.6 ounces. I've hiked quite a bit with a ta...

In GEAR » is a bivy neccessary
November 10, 4:52pm

(socks and gloves) Re: Advice on my Clothing List.
I don't know if I am strange or not, but I have a hard time on a multi-day trip with just two pairs of socks. If conditions are relatively benign, you can reserve one pair as "sleeping socks" an...

In Gear Lists » Advice on my Clothing List.
November 04, 7:54pm

Re: Advice on my Clothing List.
You don't need two capilene shirts. You don't need two t-shirts. I'd take one long-sleeved capilene shirt and one t-shirt. The rain pants aren't going to help you that much. In fact, the co...

In Gear Lists » Advice on my Clothing List.
November 03, 3:54pm

Re: Ultralight in Ultra-Foul Conditions?
These pictures say it all, for me.

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight in Ultra-Foul Conditions?
November 02, 12:16pm

Re: Re: Re: What is the deal with soft shells?
> Question for you- can you foresee an instance when you would head out into the backcountry for a multi-day trip carrying just a softshell for weather protection? For you, is this decision entirel...

In GEAR » What is the deal with soft shells?
November 01, 1:37pm

Re: Food, try it, you'll like it.
You can special-order them in ten or twenty-five pound bags, I think. Some stores sometimes have instant bean mix in bulk.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food, try it, you'll like it.
October 31, 5:45pm

Recommended Reading (was: Ultra-light instruction at BSA National Jamboree?)
The most highly recommended books are listed first: _Lighten Up!_ by Don Ladigan (available here at BPL). This is an awesome book. Highly Recommended. _Beartooth Mountain Press Lightweight ...

In GEAR » Ultra-light instruction at BSA National Jamboree?
October 29, 1:08pm

Re: Guyline as emergency rope?
I'm kind of glad this guy asked the question. I'll bet there are a few dozen lurkers who didn't ask who are hopefully rethinking things. Hopefully they manage to rethink things before heinous dea...

In GEAR » Guyline as emergency rope?
October 25, 4:13pm

space pens
Hey Einstein... You might want to check up on your space pen story before passing along a bogus urban legend...

In Gear Lists » Sub-5lb 3 day 50mi Rugged Terrain
October 23, 3:24pm

Re: Guyline as emergency rope?
It is hard to see how this is more than a psychological protection ploy. 560 pound test might sound like a lot, but most knots you might tie in that rope might reduce the strength by fifty perce...

In GEAR » Guyline as emergency rope?
October 21, 10:38am

All Reader Reviews by David Bonn

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Western Mountaineering Summer Coupler
I think the big killer for me and my so was that it was made of cotton. It needs to be made of some very light synthetic instead. Once again, a great idea with poor execution.

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
August 26, 9:09am

Patagonia R1 Balaclava
One other thing that I think is good is that the stretchy fabric is relatively thin -- this means that if you are exercising you can still wear the hat in quite cold weather, and if it is wicked cold ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 25, 1:56pm

Superfeet Performance Green
Thirty bucks is a lot of money for an insole. But it is way cheaper than knee surgery. I've been using them religiously for four years in everything but rock climbing shoes and backcountry ski boots...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 09, 11:02am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
Lightweight, simple, doubles as a pillow. This pullover is a wonderful evolution of the original puffball pullover.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 09, 10:55am

GoLite Phantom Jacket
Awesome light jacket. Enormous pit zips help ventilation a lot. High pockets let you stash gloves and trail mix where you can get them without taking your pack off. A little heavier than some more ...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:53am

Patagonia Dragonfly pullover
I don't go anywhere without this pullover. For everything from groomed cross-country ski tours to weeklong climbing trips to long-distance backpacks. This is probably the most useful item of clothin...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
August 09, 10:51am

Patagonia Specter Jacket
Wonderfully light. Waterproof. Reasonably breathable. More expensive than my first car (and more waterproof too). The big pockets help venting a bit, but it doesn't (in my opinion) vent particul...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:49am

ULA Equipment P-1
I've used my P-1 since March, with several trips up to two weeks (with resupply) and trips as long as seven days without a resupply. I like the side pockets a lot. I'd like them better (and give t...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 09, 10:43am