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b d (bdavis) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
About Me Happy to find this site. Camping, hiking, whatever - love kayaks and have a bunch of foldables if people are ever in the area and want to use one - including a Klepper double which is great for taking gear and two people anywhere, including by sail in low wind conditions. Spent so much time reviewing all the posts and articles here over Thanksgiving I thought I would fill in some blanks. Me and partner live a few miles from Lassen peak on Hwy. 44 if you want to look it up and are in the area. Welcome to use our home as a base.
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All Forum Posts by b d

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Re: On My Way
Being somewhat next in line to you at starting up on going light to UL to SUL, I would offer the following advice (with the caveat that half the fun or more, and in fact a necessity, is that you fi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » On My Way
January 13, 12:46pm

Re: re: Golite packs
David S wrote: I hope this isn't one of these "string the buyer along tricks. I have the perception, as on old business lawyer, that you all -- the UL/SUL and L community, and BPL as a...

In GEAR » New Golite Line NOW for sale
January 13, 12:09pm

Pics of Hawaii
Here are some of my pics, I had to pull some out after reading all these emails and seeing Doug's pics. They are partially to show someone who hasn't been there a few things they can do or...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » esbit in checked bags?
January 13, 11:14am

Re: Re: Re: Re: HI Hiking
Gene and all, Not sure I ever met Butch, you may have heard of Dawn and Hank on Lihei (sp?) side, north side Oahu - over by the Mormon Tourist Center area. Love the Hawaiian people, but ya gott...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » esbit in checked bags?
January 13, 10:30am

Re: Re: HI Hiking
I gotta give big dittos to what Gene just posted. HI is not fun if you run afoul of the Native Hawaiian people, or the drug crazy "mainlanders" who end up derelict there. I have for man...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » esbit in checked bags?
January 12, 6:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The REAL Seargeant Rock?

In GEAR » To Use Footbeds or Not to Use Footbeds
January 11, 9:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: The REAL Seargeant Rock?
Heavy Good, Here is the text of a PS to my previous email to you. I hope you are well and peaceful, as you may be. The problem with your notion of free speach is that it is as faulted as your ...

In GEAR » To Use Footbeds or Not to Use Footbeds
January 11, 9:08pm

Re: Re: The REAL Seargeant Rock?
Hi Heavy Good, Could you self define what is good about you and your knowledge of camping, hiking, or whatever in 25 words or less, just for my edification. I am not certain what your purpos...

In GEAR » To Use Footbeds or Not to Use Footbeds
January 11, 8:32pm

Re: glove systems for bc skiing
My partner has the same question -- what is a good hand system when the PossumDown's are out of stock? She gets cold hands, even wearing expensive so-called insulated mittens. Me, I just grin...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » glove systems for bc skiing
January 11, 8:18pm

Re: Seattle to Medford
Hi NITRO, this is bd up in Old Station with GH, To Robert B, If you want to get to Medford and are really having a problem, come all the way to Redding, CA, and we can put you up here on Lass...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Travel A-B cheapest?
January 11, 8:02pm

All Reader Reviews by b d

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Outdoor Products Hall Pass Day/O'Nite Pack
I picked up this pack for $20 US at a Big 5 to experiment with (Campmor has it listed at $14.99). The thought was to see if it would do for a day, a night, and a day camping trip. Here it is packed,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 29, 1:22pm

Gorillapod SLR
I rarely bother to review items I would not use or which deserve less than a 4, but this chain caught my eye. Owning a GorillaPod for SLRs I can't recommend it for a person trying to go UL. So I...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
January 27, 7:32pm

Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Survival Gear - BPL Gear Shop)

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
January 27, 6:30pm

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil
I have been using the same piece of Reynolds aluminum foil for a windscreen and a food prep area for about 6 months, maybe 8 now. It held up well and is light weight. It is important to get the heav...

In Stoves - Other
January 26, 7:54pm

BMW Stealth 0 NANO (6x8) UL Tarp - 4.2 oz. Catenary Ridgeline
I don't think I could have found a better tarp to learn with and from. It is fragile compared to heavier fabric tarps, but it is precisely for that reason that it is a great learning tool This...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 26, 7:05pm

Mountain Hardwear Butter Balaclava
I entirely agree with Craig S.' review. I carry this item with me everywhere once the weather turns cool or cold. I wear it over or under my Mountain Hardwear Micro beanie, and both of them unde...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 26, 12:59pm

PossumDown Gloves (BPL Gear Shop)
These are a real find. I was waiting for the BPL Gear Shop to get them back in stock and am glad I waited. My partner got a pair of gloves from another New Zealand supplier and although they are gre...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 23, 8:35pm

Mountain Hardwear Phantom Down Jacket (Women's)
This is a piece of gear my partner obtained. But, it also works for me. She got a large to wear over other items, and it fits me fine as well. It is well made and is warm, but not too hot in cold...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 23, 8:16pm

OR DryComp Summit Sack
A few short months ago I never thought I could use a frameless pack. But, testing out systems and hiking more, because my pack weight was going down as my familiarity and technique with gear and the ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 21, 8:05pm

McNett AquaMira Water Treatment
It has taken some time, and a lot of winter boredom, to get to trying out chemical water treatment systems -- goal: reduce weight w/o gagging on the water after treatment. So after studying here I fi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 21, 7:10pm