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kevin davidson (kdesign) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mythical State of Jefferson
About Me je suis un alpiniste, skieur de randonee, marcheur ultra léger, dessinateur d'intérieurs, et connoisseur de microbrew.
moins c'est plus!
Cityune petite ville dans l' ouest
Countryétat libre de l'Orégon
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BD One Shot as a quiver tent
I wouldn't test it to it's limits on Mt. Waialeale (Kauai).....Nor would this be my 1st (or 2nd) pick for river valleys in the Oympics. These were designed as high mountain tents by people ...

In GEAR » BD One Shot
July 19, 7:42pm

Y strap
Specifically addressing the Zip. I think it will offer a more secure tie-down for a pad, should you put yours there. It doesn't get in the way, and the grosgrain webbing used weighs practically...

In GEAR » MLD Zip Pack?
July 19, 7:06pm

What do users think?
I'll let the following from several people, inc. myself, speak for itself-----

In GEAR » BD One Shot
July 19, 7:02pm

Similarities between Mariposa and Zip
Kinda superficial. Different materials, MUCH better harness on the Zip. No frame (none needed) and it's smaller volume wise than even the Miniposa. Ron lifted the "Y" strap from GG, ...

In GEAR » MLD Zip Pack?
July 19, 6:38pm

MLD Sternum Pocket
Nope. But I plan to use a Simblissity Un-Slack Pack which attaches to either the shoulder straps or waist belt. This will carry digicam and more. I have an older spinn nylon version of the pocke...

In GEAR » MLD Zip Pack?
July 19, 5:44pm

MLD Pack!
Judging from my packing of the Zip, I could go for a pretty long UL trip, indeed. 10 days is perfectly imaginable (by me). The pack does seem to be a good fit but I'll do some fine tuning. ...

In GEAR » MLD Zip Pack?
July 19, 5:27pm

Gear I won't be taking the axe----conditions have changed for my next foray. I did not pack the consuma...

In GEAR » MLD Zip Pack?
July 19, 4:36pm

Comandante Sub-Zero presentes---el Zip Pack...
...y zooms. Shipped to my secret (and stylish) command center, deep in the mtns. of Oregon, I've already loaded it up to 20 lbs. and have even gone for a trail run with it. Great set of mate...

In GEAR » MLD Zip Pack?
July 19, 3:58pm

The IPhone may not be the perfect device....
...but I can at least enrich myself off it------Apple now at 140 a share. In Israel, which is not slated to have IPhone distribution anytime soon (having to do with the ATT lock on service and n...

In Multiple Use Gear » iPhone for Backpacking-Ready or Not?
July 19, 2:48pm

It's amazing the number of resources this site has to offer
Try--- not always up to date, but a start. There are sections on...

In GEAR » Looking for a List of UL bckpack manufacturers...
July 19, 12:06pm

All Reader Reviews by kevin davidson

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Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
In the Sub one pound category of packs made specifically for backpacking, this is probably the finest blend of form and function---a "practical" SUL Pack that is still composed of lightweigh...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 22, 9:53pm

Backpacking Light Firelite SUL-500 Cookpot
...but I do actually own one of these puppies, so I'll chime in. It's thin, thin, thin and I could squeeze a significant dent into it, in my hand. You don't get this extreme level of light...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 17, 12:55pm

Playpus 2L Big Zip
It's never leaked in it's 1 1/2 years of use and have come to trust it. I generally use this on group trips where it's nice to have larger volumes of purified water on hand in camp situati...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 9:01pm

Platypus Platy Reservoir
The dedicated hydration systems by Platypus are more reliable than the "retrofit" of the resevoir into one. The Big Zip is far better to the purpose.

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 8:54pm
Very efficient and friendly CS from BPL. Addie (and Ryan---when A. is on vacation) runs a tight ship----my questions and requests have been handled very promptly and services like running down to the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 14, 3:02pm

BMW Cocoon Pro 60 Parka
Another preliminary review focusing on fit, features and construction. Although many of you might be more attracted with the (on paper) 1 oz. savings of weight of the Cocoon Hooded Pullover, the Pr...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 12, 10:13pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I got these to supplement my aging Golite Synergy pants---they have several things going for them. They are very light, very water resistant and have partial leg zips to ease putting on over shoes or ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 06, 12:12pm

MiniBullDesigns SSBIT
Another very fine MBD alcohol stove. This one is a pressurized top jet design that produces a flame narrow enough to use with Heine and Foster can/pots. It was ostensibly designed to retrofit Esbit s...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 06, 11:51am

ULA Equipment
Brian is not only a great designer of packs, but a great sewer, too, when the seamstress brigades of Logan, UT are fully engaged. He also has entertained us over the last few years with on-line diarie...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 05, 9:30pm

MiniBullDesigns Stealth (ver.1)
This fierce but absurdly light (.23 oz.) little side-burner is great for boiling water in a Snow Peak 600 cup. Takes about 6 min. Burns for about 8 minutes or so on 1 oz. of fuel. This was an earli...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 02, 11:23am