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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

My Locale Crown of the Continent
About Me Social worker. Endurance mountain bike racer, ultra-hiker, packrafter, BC skier, un-serious climber and canyoneer.

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CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://bedrockandparadox.com
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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: MYOG - Winter Splitboarding Day Tripping Pack
Nice pack Sam. I like working with 1000D, and it certainly gets the job done in high abrasion applications.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - Winter Splitboarding Day Tripping Pack
April 02, 8:04am

Re: Attaching "Aftermarket" LineLoc3
Seam rip off the old tieouts, sew new ones on. Time consuming, but worth it.

In GEAR » Attaching "Aftermarket" LineLoc3
April 02, 8:02am

Typo
The above should read that the RayWay strap padding in 5/8" thick.

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 02, 7:39am

Re: Zion national park June 20-25
The narrows, you can do both at the same time! June is a perfect time with it's hot weather.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Zion national park June 20-25
April 02, 7:10am

Re: Wet Suit Gear
That Camaro is a decent deal on a good suit.

In Packrafting » APA Packraft Roundup, July 11-13
April 01, 2:35pm

Re: Pack Dimension Question - Urgent
"14" x 8.75" x 22" for a total of 2,695 cu inches" Those dimensions may add up to 2700 on paper, but they'll make for a pack about the size of most makers 50-60 lite...

In GEAR » Pack Dimension Question - Urgent
March 31, 9:39am

Re: picture
With some gorilla tape and seam grip you can get another couple hundred miles out of those easy.

In GEAR » Shoe Question
March 31, 9:32am

Re: Gear Question
The North Fork will still be darn cold that time of year. If you find a used or on-sale 3-4mm farmer john it'd be a nice thing to have, both for the rescue day and use on day trips. If you ca...

In Packrafting » APA Packraft Roundup, July 11-13
March 31, 8:16am

Re: ideas?
Paradox is certainly worth looking at. Their belt is by far the best I've used, and the load adapting frame works well. Available as big as you'd like. I haven't seen a Unaweep in pe...

In GEAR » Torso length and sizing for GoLite packs
March 30, 7:56pm

Re: Torso length and sizing for GoLite packs
Dan, I'd get a large. In fact, unless cost is a major factor I'd get another pack.

In GEAR » Torso length and sizing for GoLite packs
March 30, 2:39pm

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

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STARBUCKS VIA Italian Roast
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