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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
StateMontana
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://bedrockandparadox.com
My PDF Gear ListWinter '14/15

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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: Ankles
I haven't had shin splints since high school cross country (when my coach told me ignore them and that led to a stress fracture). In your case Nick I'd assume that horridly rough and hard ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2016 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
August 10, 12:58pm

Re: Beartooth wilderness planning
I'm not aware of any shuttles service for that rather long drive. The Tetons are fine, but I can't see any reason to drive through all of Yellowstone when you'd be going past some grea...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Beartooth wilderness planning
August 10, 12:52pm

Re: How do Cold Cold World packs carry?
They're about as good as frameless packs get if you fit them right, but the suspension is still just a stiff folded CCF pad in a zippered sleeve. 35 lbs for multiple days is doable if you have...

In GEAR » How do Cold Cold Worls packs carry?
August 10, 10:24am

Re: BMWO
I hope to see you next May Seth. The factor which always seems to take everyone by surprise, myself included, is how much joint and connective tissue fatigue accumulates over the few days on c...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2016 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
August 09, 8:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Date change
Kevin, with enough notice I'm sure assistance could be found to get you to the start on time. Great Falls, Kalispell, and Missoula are all options. I know flying to Montana is both expensive ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2016 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
August 09, 9:04am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2016 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
"Would you care to elucidate the hazy obscurity?" No. Four years of use (and a further 30+ with the Wilderness Classic) have shown the guidelines as currently written to be effectiv...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2016 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
August 09, 9:01am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2016 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
Ellipses are the devil Don. Paved is the word for a reason, as past years make obvious.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2016 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
August 08, 9:03am

Re: Early November 3-4 day trip suggestions!
Grand Canyon is great in early Nov. The north rim is closer to Vegas and an overall more enjoyable experience. It's possible road access could get snowed out in early Nov, but not likely. Gr...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Early November 3-4 day trip suggestions!
August 07, 1:02pm

Re: The "official" word
There you go. Thanks Derek.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2016 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
August 07, 12:54pm

Re: Date change
Bikes in Wilderness is a grey area. Consensus in Montana (based on very little evidence) is that wheels cannot touch the ground, so break it down and carry it. That's the official policy in G...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2016 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
August 07, 11:58am

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