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David Drake (DavidDrake) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me I manage the Fabrication Labs for a university architecture program, and teach design courses.
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MYOG Kayak Question
I've got it into my head that I want to build a touring kayak. At first, I was thinking of cedar strip construction, but started reading about skin-on-frame boats and was attracted to the light...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Kayak Question
June 15, 1:49pm

Selway Crags Access Question
Thinking about going to the Selway Crags late summer/early fall. Looking at the info here: It looks like Big Fog Road (Forest Service Rd. 319) w...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Selway Crags Access Question
June 15, 1:05pm

...For all the suggestions. Still leaning toward the Gi III, but others look interesting.

In GEAR » Suggestions for new hiking pants?
June 10, 9:06pm

Suggestions for new hiking pants?
My REI Adventure pants (~12 oz) need replacing--I'm looking for something a bit lighter, and a little better fit. Requirements are: nylon (or equivalent performance); non-convertible; non-ca...

In GEAR » Suggestions for new hiking pants?
June 09, 7:32am

Re: Platypus: Durability, Repair, Technique
I've used Platypus bottles in various sizes for a long time, and only had two issues: 1) Split a seam once overfilling with a pump filter screwed tight to the top. This was clearly operator ...

In GEAR » Platypus: Durability, Repair, Technique
June 08, 4:39pm

Re: Re: Wonderland Trail Snow Conditions
Thanks for posting this, Ian. I'll be there 27 July-3 August, also clockwise and through Spray Park. Looks like snow won't be an issue.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail Snow Conditions
June 08, 11:44am

Merrell Ascend Gloves
I'm on my second pair of Trail Gloves--a great shoe for me, up to about 15 or 16 miles/day. At that point, a little more cushion would be welcome. Tried on a pair of Ascend Gloves last weeke...

In GEAR » Merrell Ascend Gloves
June 07, 7:30pm

Thanks everyone for the comments. Michael, wish I had some suggestions for you--I'm also on the Palouse and prob. should do a better job at finding hikes within the driving distance you're...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hells Canyon Wilderness: Quick Overnight
June 07, 3:24pm

Re: Quick Question about Darn Tough Socks
Hi Delmar, I also wear a 9.5-10 US shoe, and like the fit of the medium Darn Toughs, esp. those with little or light cushion. Although I like shoes with room in the toes (I've sized up to 10...

In GEAR » Quick Question about Darn Tough Socks
May 28, 1:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Arc Blast/Cuben Haters
You know, Dave, I've been on BPL a few years now, and have learned a thing or two from your comments. But more often than not, your attitude kills it. I've looked around on, ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
May 26, 5:57pm

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