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David Thomas (DavidinKenai) - BPL Lifetime Member

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A view of a PLB situation
At the head of Qugyugtulik (Dogfish Bay) on the Kenai Peninsula, 7 miles south of the roadless community of Nanwalek, here's a small gravel beach at the base of some cliffs. The three guys fro...

In GEAR » Personal locator Beacons (PLB's) recommendations
November 02, 1:55pm

PLB / messagers in Alaska
I have the $270, 4.6 ounce ResQlink and prefer it to the SPOT I had: - much more consistent ability to send a "rescue me" message. - no annual fee - 10 year battery life - USA...

In GEAR » Personal locator Beacons (PLB's) recommendations
November 02, 11:57am

Product development
>" I was thinking I could cut some old bed sheets into the pattern and use that." I'd suggest alpha and beta test phases. Alpha: cut bed sheets or even a blue tarp or 4 ml po...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wearable Sleeping bag question
November 01, 2:35pm

Canoe over packraft.
Manfred, Always another great adventure, huh? My wife propels herself around Florida rivers most winters but in a long (7 m), skinny (23 cm) rowing shell. Don't fret about the gators and...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking/Packrafting in the Everglades?
October 31, 5:12pm

And you can piss in it.
So I crashed around the web a bit, hoping to find the PP glasses I was referring to, and found something maybe better: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Medline-Polypropylene-Intake-Output-Containers-DY...

In GEAR » Cant find a Mugbowl
October 31, 2:31pm

Re: mugbowl
Adan, I also am not hesitant to drop some money on good gear, but I do as Bob does and go dumpster diving for my cup/bowl. Fortunately, we don't bonk heads because he's in the #5 Polyprop...

In GEAR » Cant find a Mugbowl
October 31, 2:16pm

Re: Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
We spend $7,390,000,000 on TSA for the appearance of safety, so $10 - $50 for (1) the feeling that our treated water is safe AND (2) actually eliminating some pathogens seems like a bargain. You...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
October 31, 2:01pm

Re: Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
When I was attending UC Berkeley and working full time, there were some weeks I couldn't get away. In those times, it was helpful to keep my backpack packed and right by the front door. Knowi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
October 31, 12:10am

I do.
I use the hood on my puffy a fair bit. More so for wind than for cold. 25F and blowing is more annoying to me, hoodless, than 0F and still air. Running errands around town on a cold day, or mo...

In GEAR » How many actually use their down hood?
October 30, 1:55pm

Re: Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
Sounds like my plantar fasciitis. Especially that pain in the morning. I'm guessing you sleep with your toes pointed? (as opposed to sleeping with your foot at a right angle as if standing)....

In GEAR » Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
October 30, 12:32pm

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