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Michael Davis (mad777) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale South Florida
About Me I have a place in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and hike there a few times a year and looking forward to retiring there in a few years.

In Florida, most of my camping involves kayaking on our beautiful river swamps and kicking the alligators off the banks to pitch a tent.
CityPalm Beach
StateFlorida / New Hampshire

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All Forum Posts by Michael Davis

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Re: Re: Monarch Butterfly Camp Chair
I have the same desire that I believe the OP does, and that is I want to sit at chair height. My legs are 60 years old each, and while I can still walk on them all day, they complain a lot when I h...

In GEAR » Whats the lightest chair?
October 07, 12:10pm

Re: REI Members sale: Save 20% off regular item and 30% off outlet item
Thanks for the headsup!

In Gear Deals » REI Members sale: Save 20% off regular item and 30% off outlet item
October 07, 4:37am

Re: Home-decor idea: gear hung on wall with mood lighting like REI
Do it NOW! While you're still single! You won't get that chance again. LOL

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Home-decor idea: gear hung on wall with mood lighting like REI
October 06, 6:22pm

Re: Gerry down jacket
I bought a Gerry down parka back in the mid 1970's and used it as a ski jacket for many years. This was way before wp/b stuff was out there. At the time, Gerry was considered premium gear. I b...

In GEAR » Gerry down jacket
October 06, 8:55am

Re: Binding Tarp Edges With Grosgrain
I don't use it on the tarps I've made and they are no worse for wear. I do sew a few inches of it on the edge at the tie-outs for reinforcement. You would have to use 3/4" grossgai...

In Make Your Own Gear » Binding Tarp Edges With Grosgrain
October 06, 8:45am

Re: Re: Whats the lightest chair?
The Jerry Chair doesn't sit up off the ground & therefore wouldn't meet the OP's specs. Personally, I'd snatch up 3 legged stool sans back if it weighed in the neighborhood o...

In GEAR » Whats the lightest chair?
October 06, 8:37am

Re: Finished a new Cuben Tarp
Looks fantastic Jamie! At that weight, you're going to have to put some rocks on it to keep it down, lol. What bonding agents/tapes did you use?

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished a new Cuben Tarp
October 05, 9:03pm

Re: New Balance 1000 Insulated Boot Review
I received my New Balance 1000's today. They look great and size 11.5 men's D width weigh exactly 36 ounces per pair. It will be a while before I can test them for their intended use in ...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance 1000 Insulated Boot Review
October 05, 9:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Lightweight Coffee Cup
When solo I'm drinking out of my pot. But, otherwise I like GSI 1.9 ounce cup w/handle. The fact that they nest is great when I have the kids.

In GEAR » Lightweight Coffee Cup Recommendations Please
October 03, 9:45am

Re: Overnight with the kiddos in the White Mountain Wilderness.
Eugene, that's the best story I've read in a very long time! Not just because it was well written (which it was) but because of the main ingredient, love! I don't know who was bles...

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight with the kiddos in the White Mountain Wilderness.
October 03, 9:29am

All Reader Reviews by Michael Davis

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Backpackinglight Thurofare Pant
I love everything about these pants! They are so light it literally feels like I'm not wearing anything. My size large weighs 4.1 oz. They have features that count but not ones that don't. ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
February 27, 8:29pm

Big Agnes SL3
While there's no tent that works for all purposes in all environments, IMO this is the perfect tent for summer, or year round in Florida. It's a free standing, double wall tent, but the inner ...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 18, 7:47pm

TNF Diad
In summary, a well designed, lightweight, but not spartan, rain jacket. The jacket is a 2008 product in TNF's Flight Series. In men's size large it weighs 8.9 ounces. I am 6'-1" a...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 19, 4:28pm

Silva Type 54 Compass
This Brunton 54LU compass is also the called the Silva Explorer 54. Brunton USA and Silva of Sweden are the same company. The product is manufactured in Sweden. I am extremely pleased with the Brun...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
August 13, 4:52am

Icebreaker Tech T Lite Superfine 140
I am completely sold on Icebreaker's Tech T Lite 140 gm/m2. This shirt is pure comfort on 90+ degree, hard vertical hiking trips! I've tried poly, nylon including Columbia, Railriders, etc. Al...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
July 26, 1:45pm

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
Both my wife and I have the Max Thermo 3/4 length which weighs 15.0 oz on my scale. It has synthetic insulation inside the air chambers. It's construction is robust. I've never had a failure o...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 05, 7:43am

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
While I've always loved the lightweight factor of cooking with alcohol stoves, they consistantly detracted from the overall enjoyment of the outdoors. Fiddling with rickety pot stands, warped fly-...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 05, 7:29am

MSR Wind Pro
This is the stove that I go to when the weather dictates that water comes from melting the solid form. At 10.2 oz, including stuff sack, it's one of the lightest options to get the Btu's for w...

In Stoves - Canister
July 05, 7:08am

Gerber EVO Titanium-Coated Serrated Knife 2.8 oz
This is a great knife if you are looking for something more substantial than a razor blade but lighter than a Bowie knife. I know many people prefer a razor blade or ripping out a pair of sizzors f...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 24, 5:36pm

SteriPen Adventurer
At 3.6 ounces on my scale, it's lighter that pump filters (1 lb.+/-)and lighter than my ULA Amigo gravity filter (9.6oz). However, pre-filtering is required, through a bandana or coffee filter, et...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
September 22, 12:49pm