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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Chase, you summed it up pretty well. Getting lean (and as Krudmeister says in the above link) toughening up the relevant areas are also helpful.

In GEAR » Underwear and Chafing
November 10, 3:27pm

Bozeman overnighter
Tyler, it can be pretty cold around here this time of year. The sort of near freezing, rain/snow mix (depending on altitude) we have forecasted for this weekend is the worst of it. The good thi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Gallatin, Hylalite, Bozeman area
November 10, 3:25pm

warm in February
Good chance of below freezing weather in Canyonlands that time of year. Almost a certainty of the same higher up in Grand Canyon. If you camp low temps would likely be quite nice. Death Valley...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Some place to be in February
November 10, 3:22pm

big toebox
Take a look at LaSportiva. The X Country has the same narrow heel as he Crosslite, and a bigger toebox. The Crosslite 2 (which I've yet to try) looks to have the same toebox.

In GEAR » Recommend a trail runner with a narrow heel and wide deep toebox
November 09, 7:37am

re:re: the Open
The mud slogging you did recently is perfect training!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » The Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
November 08, 3:32pm

re: Spektr
Well done again Will. Lovely to see such quantitative info on such a typically vague topic. I feel obligated to discuss my experience with the Spektr (part of the sub 8 oz, WPB SOTMR I'm wo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Field Testing Air Permeable Waterproof-Breathable Fabric Technologies Part 3: Discussion, Conclusions, and Performance of Individual Jackets
November 08, 3:15pm

bushbuddy in Glacier
You can use a self-contained wood burning stove anywhere in Glacier NP.

In GEAR » Definitive Bushbuddy National Park List
November 08, 12:10pm

re: the Open
I've been planning this for a while. While much of the area traversed will be new to me, much will not be, and the vicissitudes of that time of year are quite familiar. There are at least sev...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » The Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
November 07, 6:49pm

FS; More Stuff
All sales CONUS + AK only. Prices include shipping. Paypal only. Private payment appreciated. Send a PM. All gear used, but in good to excellent condition. Porcelain Rocket (!) Booste...

In Gear Swap » FS; More Stuff
November 07, 5:04pm

re: double crossing record
Interesting the read that Jones thinks the double will go under 6 hours. Looking at his splits, I believe him. 1:41 for the final ascent is really slow for a runner of his caliber. I don't r...

In Other Activities » Eugene Smith is a beast
November 07, 8:15am

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

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Tastes good enough, tiny and easy to use. What could be better? It not being so darn expen$ive.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:17pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
Tasty, moist, tasty, good calorie to weight ratio, compact, resists deformation, doesn't freeze too bad in the cold, tasty, made of real food, and tasty! Bar-shaped food does not get any bett...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:16pm

Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt
Cap 1 seems to have changed very little since it was called silkweight capilene back in the day. It dries very quickly, wicks pretty well (though not as well as cap 2), and most importantly feels lig...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
July 27, 2:12pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
I use a cut-down 48" Ridgerest on every trip. Bombproof, comfy, light, cheap. In winter, I add a full length under it. I actually sleep better on this than most inflatables, but realize I&...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
April 11, 10:47am

MLD Trailstar
In summary: Aside from a bivy sack for good weather and race pace endeavors, I've sold off the rest of my shelters. It's a great cross of a pyramid and a tarp. Finished weight, seam sealed...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 11, 10:39am

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
It's hard to get more warmth for the weight (or price). I like having a few pieces to add in as supplementary feet and/or torso pieces. It is quite fragile. Do not leave this on the outside o...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 28, 3:18pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
A very well designed cup. Light, but seems just as functionaly durable as Snowpeak or Evernew stuff. Ideal size for a soloist. The taller than it is wide shape is one I prefer for cooking on a fire...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 28, 3:03pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
Note 1: This is a review of my 2005/6 Houdini. It's longevity is revealing (it may have been the Dragonfly back then, even). Note 2: If the price is outrageous, no one would buy it! The prote...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:08pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I disagree with all Kev's objections, and desperately wish I could find more mediums to buy. The simplicity is what I love best. Actually, the perfect in all conditions from 70-10 F fabric is ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:00pm

patagonia down sweater
Note: I'm folding this review of the Down hooded pullover into this section because 1) the hooded p/o isn't made anymore, 2) the critical comments likely apply broadly. I really liked the d...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 27, 10:07am