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David Noll (dpnoll) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Maroon Bells
About Me I was more of a BWCA guy but am getting into
backpacking because my wife loves it so much and
then we can do more together. On the sunset side
of 60. In 2008 and 2009 I spent more time backpacking than canoeing.
CityLake City
StateMn
CountryUSA
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All Forum Posts by David Noll

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tenkara hane
My Tenkara Hane is ordered from BPL and yesterday the flies, tippet, and line reel arrived from Tenkara. I am now officially pumped. Now all I have to do is wait for my rod and for BPL to get the...

In Fishing » tenkara hane
February 07, 8:01am

Golite Wisp
Campsaver.com has Golite Wisps on sale for 29.98 + shipping.

In Gear Deals » Golite Wisp
January 31, 12:40pm

sauces
Could these be used freezer bag style?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » sauces for dinner (pre-made)
January 16, 1:22pm

favorite gear of 2009
ULA Ohm: used it in Maroon Bells and it was great Neo Air(S): The comfort: need I say more

In GEAR » Your best gear of 2009
December 06, 4:15pm

baby on board
I really enjoyed your report. Sometime in the future my wife and I hope to do that trip.

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking: Baby on Board
November 10, 5:18pm

Last trip of the year
For our last backpacking trip of the year Mary and I joined her two friends Connie and Rebecca on the Superior hiking Trail October 15-17. Since it was Rebecca’s first backpacking trip we decided...

In Post-Trip Reports » Last trip of the year
October 25, 4:09pm

Esbit
When my wife and I go backpacking we use a caldera cone with a sul 1100 and a gram cracker esbit stove. At aprx sea level (MN) we use about 2 tabs per pot. At 9500-10500 ft we use 1 1/2 tabs per po...

In GEAR » questions about esbit
October 14, 11:10am

starbucks
I just picked up a couple of 12 packs in the Minneapolis area today. Tried one out and it was very good.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Starbucks instant coffee
September 29, 5:23pm

hammertoe
Roleigh, If you still have my email talk to my wife. She has had a couple of toes done.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking after Hammertoe arthroplasty
September 26, 7:55pm

kids
You gotta love it. We always took our girls when they were little and there always was a lot of complaining but now when they go with their boyfriends it is funny to hear them talk about how they a...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yes, my son has seen the light
August 23, 6:04am

All Reader Reviews by David Noll

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Packa s/m 2008 model
I have used my packa for two years and so far like it better than any other rain gear used. With a pair of chaps the weight is 11 1/2 oz. Last year I only got to use it once but this year it got used ...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 10, 7:35pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
I waited a long time for GG to come out with the LT 4 w/ straps and ti was woth the wait. The grips and locking mechanism are outstanding. Both my wife and I used them and were completely happy.

In Trekking Poles
August 09, 4:04pm

ULA Ohm
My wife and I just got back from a 5 day trip in the Maroon Bells where I used the Ohm for the 1st time on a trip. The workmanship is impeccable. Initially I was concerned with the hip belt but after...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 09, 4:00pm

trail designs gram cracker w/ caldera cone and SUL 1100
My wife and I just got back from the Winds. For cooking we used a gram cracker W/ a caldera cone and sul 1100 pot. We only boiled water for FBC and averaged just over 1 1/4 esbit tabs for each mea...

In Stoves - Other
August 18, 12:54pm

Pacific Outdoor Equipment Ether Thermo 6
I bought an ether thermo 6 full length for both my wife and myself this spring. We have both used them for 8 nights so far. We stay warm down to about 35-40 degrees and below that add a GG 1/8"...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 25, 12:45pm

Stephenson 2R
Our Warmlite has the side windows and full zip door. It has done the Winds, BWCA, Isle Royale and the Superior Hiking Trail on weeklong trips and has handled wind, rain, and snow. It weighs 3#60z, set...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 31, 7:21pm

ULA H2O Amigo
Just got back from Isle Royale where you have to filter water because of tapeworms in the inland lakes. The ease of filtering was great. Just hang it in a tree and wait. The fact that it can double ...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
August 18, 3:25pm

Inov8 RocLite 315
This was my first trip with light running shoes. I did a 5 day trip on the Minong Trail on Isle Royale starting out with a 29# 7oz load. They handled wet weather, rocky ridges, and the load with no p...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 16, 7:51am

Six Moon Designs StarLite
I was finally able to use my Starlite pack this past week on Isle Royale for a 6 day trip. I was traveling with my wife so I was carrying a 29# 7oz load. I loved the way it handled the wgt using a Pr...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 16, 7:43am