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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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CityThe Fish
StateMontana
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://bedrockandparadox.com
My PDF Gear ListWinter '13

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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: More important matters...
LOL Nick. You think my heritage is a coincidence?

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 10, 8:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
"My question to you is: Why do you, a quintessential lover of wild places, advocate introducing mechanical means of transportation into areas where the creators of our wilderness preserves, mo...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 10, 8:20pm

Re: Glacier in June?
Depends on how you define chancy. In a slightly lower than average year, most stuff will be accessible with minimal slogging and an ice axe. In a big snow year, good loops could entail continuous...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Glacier in June?
November 10, 7:59pm

Re: Re: The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
Andrew, my point was purely to illustrate the inherent arbitrary distinctions made when parsing what counts as mechanized. To use another example, the ban on hang and paragliders has little to do ...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 10, 3:38pm

Re: rope recommendations
Get two ropes. Static ropes last much longer in canyons and don't chew up the rock as much. As discussed above, for climbing you need a dynamic rope. More initial money spent will mean longe...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » rope recommendations
November 10, 10:33am

Re: The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
Andrew and Mags nailed my intentions pretty well on this one. Good discussion thus far, so I'll pat myself on the back and say job done. It's compelling on a gut level to say that legal...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 10, 10:28am

Re: Grand Canyon High-Flow Release of Colorado River
I did the Royal Arch route years ago during a release which peaked at 55,000 cfs. The river level stretch was quite a bit harder due to being forced up into the boulders, but seeing and listening ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon High-Flow Release of Colorado River
November 09, 8:51pm

Re: Re: 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
Clayton brings up a good point, which is that the suggested route is just that, a suggestion. A large part of route selection has always been going places I want to go and haven't been before,...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
November 09, 8:43pm

2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
Holland Lake to Swift Reservoir, starting May 23rd at 0800 MDT. http://bedrockandparadox.com/bob-marshall-wilderness-open/ For those who have participated in the past or been following along:...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
November 09, 12:42pm

Re: Best Source for 210D Dyneema X Gridstop?
I don't know of anyone else who sells it. Still the best fabric for exterior pockets on packs, but almost not worth it. The 200D Oxford DIY Gear Supply sells is a decent substitute, as is t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best Source for 210D Dyneema X Gridstop?
November 09, 10:41am

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