Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter

BPL Community Profile

David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

My Locale Crown of the Continent
About Me Social worker. Backcountry traveler and writer in my spare time.

I have given up on PMs due to their tendency to encourage poorly considered inquiries. Please contact me through my website. I enjoy pack construction and trip planning questions in particular.
CityThe Fish
My Website URL
My PDF Gear ListWinter '14/15

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by David Chenault

Showing 281 - 290 of 3597 | Page: 1 ...20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 ...360


Forum » Thread

Re: Re: PM Thoughts
Looking forward to seeing everyone, should be a good crew this year.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 19, 12:29pm

Re: Re: why softshells fail in an UL layering system
Dale, your conception of softshell is antiquaited. Trilly; I agree that BD needs to get their sizing house in order. There's a lack of consistency across the line which makes informed pur...

In GEAR » Softshell as Windshirt substitute
March 19, 12:26pm

Re: Trip suggestions for mid August
There are a number of mixed trail/off trail loop to be done in the Uintas. Stay away from the northern Kings Peak TH and you'll see few people. No permits needed. The southern reaches of Y...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip suggestions for mid August
March 19, 10:59am

Re: Help with SMD Fusion 65 Sizing
Super cute photos. Looks like the frame of the SMD is just not tall enough for the load lifters to do much. No way to fix that. Edit: I'd also assume that your torso is on the long side ...

In GEAR » Help with SMD Fusion 65 Sizing
March 18, 10:24am

Kokatat pants
Everything gone but the pants, for which I'll entertain any reasonable offer.

In Gear Swap » FS: Klymit framesheet, various clothing items
March 18, 10:18am

Re: Toe Box
I've found the Zamberlan Crosser Mid to be satisfactory. It's wider but not especially wide, light, and tough. LaSportiva's new Synthesis Mid is also worth investigating.

In GEAR » La Sportiva Boulder X Mid
March 17, 9:19pm

Re: Lightest knife to baton small pieces of wood?
Not the lightest, but the Esee Candiru is small, fairly light, tough as, and with a relatively thick blade suited to wood splitting.

In GEAR » Lightest knife to baton small pieces of wood?
March 16, 9:28pm

Re: Backpack Selection Advice
The Exped is the obvious candidate in terms of having the load carry you want and being obtainable from REI, et al. Some of the cottage packs like ULA or the HMG 4400 series might be as comfor...

In GEAR » Backpack Selection Advice
March 16, 3:47pm

Re: Ghost
It's the exact size and shape as the Scout, so there's no question it could be paddled well and fast when necessary. Big water class II would be no problem, but I wouldn't take it on a...

In Packrafting »
March 16, 12:52pm

Re: Western Rim Trail & Angel's Landing, Zion
There is no way to legally do what you're talking about. The sites up on the rim are a long ways horizontally and vertically from Scout's Lookout.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Western Rim Trail & Angel's Landing, Zion
March 16, 11:52am

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

Showing 1 - 10 of 25 | Page: 1 2 3



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