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David Bonn (david_bonn) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Cascades
About Me Semi-retired computer geek, sometime employee of the National Parking Lot Service, fluent skier and hiker.

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Re: your pic
This is kind of fun, really. Always good to put faces to names.

In Chaff » Member Profile
October 21, 10:27am

Re: Western Waste
I just realized I've been yelled at on three different contents for NOT throwing my trash out the window on a bus. North America wasn't one of those continents. I think the LNT guidelines are g...

In Philosophy & Technique » Leave No Trace Principles
October 20, 6:03pm

Re: The Backpacker's Digicam Manifesto
I like it. I agree very strongly with your comments about electronic viewfinders. For me, an EVF actually changed the way I took pictures -- I would use center-weighted metering, and pan around...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Backpacker's Digicam Manifesto
October 18, 11:06am

Re: cool "mountain towns"
I specifically excluded a lot of towns in Washington and Oregon that I think are badly overmarketed already. Bend (and Sisters and LaPine and Ashland and Oakville) are already well into the proces...

In Other Activities » moving day
October 11, 9:32pm

cool "mountain towns"
Alaska: Valdez, Palmer, Talkeetna, Glenallen. Oregon: Unity, John Day, Enterprise. Washington: Stehekin, Trinity, Ione, Glacier. British Columbia: Terrace, Smithers, Bella Coola. No...

In Other Activities » moving day
October 10, 11:06pm

Re: compass for a neck lanyard
I usually just girth-hitch lanyards and keeper loops to my pack and keep whatever gadget I'm talking about in a pack pocket. Packs with hipbelt pockets and little pockets you can attach to shoulde...

In GEAR » compass for a neck lanyard
October 04, 6:02pm

Re: bivy vs. overbag
Non-hooped bivys have always been pretty common, and are lighter and less expensive than hooped designs. The first bivy sacks I ever saw in the mid-80's were non-hooped designs. A lot of overba...

In GEAR » Are bivy sacks useless?
October 04, 3:11pm

Re: Are bivy sacks useless?
With such an open ended question the only possible answer is: All generalizations are silly. Seriously, it depends a lot on the bivy, on the conditions you are hiking in, and a lot on you. ...

In GEAR » Are bivy sacks useless?
October 03, 3:21pm

Re: Sleeping with food
Cambrian layer? I didn't know they had trees back then (500-odd million years ago). You probably meant cambium, which is a spring food for bears that I suppose humans could eat too.

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping with food
October 01, 12:21am

Re: Ursack bear cannister on a 10 day Sierra Trip
600cc is a little more than a pint, which seems mighty small for a food bag. On ursack's web site the size of the TKO is listed as 650 cubic inches, which is quite a bit bigger (approximately six...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Ursack bear cannister on a 10 day Sierra Trip
September 23, 1:51pm

All Reader Reviews by David Bonn

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Western Mountaineering Summer Coupler
I think the big killer for me and my so was that it was made of cotton. It needs to be made of some very light synthetic instead. Once again, a great idea with poor execution.

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
August 26, 9:09am

Patagonia R1 Balaclava
One other thing that I think is good is that the stretchy fabric is relatively thin -- this means that if you are exercising you can still wear the hat in quite cold weather, and if it is wicked cold ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 25, 1:56pm

Superfeet Performance Green
Thirty bucks is a lot of money for an insole. But it is way cheaper than knee surgery. I've been using them religiously for four years in everything but rock climbing shoes and backcountry ski boots...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 09, 11:02am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
Lightweight, simple, doubles as a pillow. This pullover is a wonderful evolution of the original puffball pullover.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 09, 10:55am

GoLite Phantom Jacket
Awesome light jacket. Enormous pit zips help ventilation a lot. High pockets let you stash gloves and trail mix where you can get them without taking your pack off. A little heavier than some more ...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:53am

Patagonia Dragonfly pullover
I don't go anywhere without this pullover. For everything from groomed cross-country ski tours to weeklong climbing trips to long-distance backpacks. This is probably the most useful item of clothin...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
August 09, 10:51am

Patagonia Specter Jacket
Wonderfully light. Waterproof. Reasonably breathable. More expensive than my first car (and more waterproof too). The big pockets help venting a bit, but it doesn't (in my opinion) vent particul...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:49am

ULA Equipment P-1
I've used my P-1 since March, with several trips up to two weeks (with resupply) and trips as long as seven days without a resupply. I like the side pockets a lot. I'd like them better (and give t...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 09, 10:43am