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b d (bdavis) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
About Me Happy to find this site. Camping, hiking, whatever - love kayaks and have a bunch of foldables if people are ever in the area and want to use one - including a Klepper double which is great for taking gear and two people anywhere, including by sail in low wind conditions. Spent so much time reviewing all the posts and articles here over Thanksgiving I thought I would fill in some blanks. Me and partner live a few miles from Lassen peak on Hwy. 44 if you want to look it up and are in the area. Welcome to use our home as a base.
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All Forum Posts by b d

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Re: Re: Good double wall tent deal
FYI -- I decided not to get the Big Agnes 3 person after reading about it because of the spatial footprint. The foot in your face middle person isn't our cup of tea. More like an emergency shelte...

In Gear Deals » Good double wall tent deal
November 28, 4:14pm

REI UL 45 backpacks - $75, overstock sale
REI is selling overstock of my favorite backpack, at present anyway, for $74 or so dollars. The UL 45 is a great pack, especially for us over the hill crowd, less experienced or "fit" nut cases, a...

In Gear Deals » REI UL 45 backpacks - $75, overstock sale
November 28, 3:58pm

Re: Happy Thanksgiving! I have no problems
You are right on, as we say in the US ... I guess you guys say spot on. Happy Day. b.d.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
November 23, 6:17pm

Without UL I wouldn't be here (or there)
Just thought I would sum up my philosophical mind set re: UL and this site and its many wonderful travellers. Without UL ... concept, practice, gear, and fellow travellers ... I wouldn't be hiki...

In Philosophy & Technique » Without UL I wouldn't be here (or there)
November 23, 4:40pm

Re: RE: Lightweight
my ex:my present partner

In Philosophy & Technique » Lightweight Backpacking Coming to the SAT?
November 23, 10:36am

Re: Good double wall tent deal
Thank you so much. I just got the Seedhouse SL 3 for $179, half price or better -- perfect for our uses in the spring with tons of very hungry mosquitos through August and friends who wanna come w...

In Gear Deals » Good double wall tent deal
November 23, 10:15am

Re: $20 merino wool blend 1/4 zips or bottoms (MSRP$80)
Please do report back. We live on Mt. Lassen, or near its base in N. Cal. This morning is 20 degrees F. I am always looking for a lighter, cheaper solution to my trusted standbys - Patagonia cap...

In Gear Deals » new $80 merino wool blend 1/4 zips or bottoms for $20
November 23, 9:46am

Agree with post, what to do
First, we live on the Eastern slope of Mt. Lassen in California. Over the last three years trailers, fifth wheels, and all sorts of rigs have shown up on the Forest Service roads and lands. Peopl...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wilderness De-Engagement: Soul Decay in the Outdoor Industry
July 17, 4:36pm

All Reader Reviews by b d

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Outdoor Products Hall Pass Day/O'Nite Pack
I picked up this pack for $20 US at a Big 5 to experiment with (Campmor has it listed at $14.99). The thought was to see if it would do for a day, a night, and a day camping trip. Here it is packed,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 29, 1:22pm

Gorillapod SLR
I rarely bother to review items I would not use or which deserve less than a 4, but this chain caught my eye. Owning a GorillaPod for SLRs I can't recommend it for a person trying to go UL. So I...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
January 27, 7:32pm

Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Survival Gear - BPL Gear Shop)

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
January 27, 6:30pm

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil
I have been using the same piece of Reynolds aluminum foil for a windscreen and a food prep area for about 6 months, maybe 8 now. It held up well and is light weight. It is important to get the heav...

In Stoves - Other
January 26, 7:54pm

BMW Stealth 0 NANO (6x8) UL Tarp - 4.2 oz. Catenary Ridgeline
I don't think I could have found a better tarp to learn with and from. It is fragile compared to heavier fabric tarps, but it is precisely for that reason that it is a great learning tool This...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 26, 7:05pm

Mountain Hardwear Butter Balaclava
I entirely agree with Craig S.' review. I carry this item with me everywhere once the weather turns cool or cold. I wear it over or under my Mountain Hardwear Micro beanie, and both of them unde...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 26, 12:59pm

PossumDown Gloves (BPL Gear Shop)
These are a real find. I was waiting for the BPL Gear Shop to get them back in stock and am glad I waited. My partner got a pair of gloves from another New Zealand supplier and although they are gre...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 23, 8:35pm

Mountain Hardwear Phantom Down Jacket (Women's)
This is a piece of gear my partner obtained. But, it also works for me. She got a large to wear over other items, and it fits me fine as well. It is well made and is warm, but not too hot in cold...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 23, 8:16pm

OR DryComp Summit Sack
A few short months ago I never thought I could use a frameless pack. But, testing out systems and hiking more, because my pack weight was going down as my familiarity and technique with gear and the ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 21, 8:05pm

McNett AquaMira Water Treatment
It has taken some time, and a lot of winter boredom, to get to trying out chemical water treatment systems -- goal: reduce weight w/o gagging on the water after treatment. So after studying here I fi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 21, 7:10pm