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David Noll (dpnoll) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Maroon Bells
About Me I was more of a BWCA guy but am getting into
backpacking because my wife loves it so much and
then we can do more together. On the sunset side
of 60. In 2008 and 2009 I spent more time backpacking than canoeing.
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All Forum Posts by David Noll

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Why a knife
Exactly, Michael. If you have to explain to someone why you carry a knife they won't understand. you are either a knife person or not.

In Philosophy & Technique » Why a knife?
December 21, 4:56pm

I used the sidewinder on the Superior Hiking Trail this fall on a 6 day trip in conjunction with esbit and the .6 ltr Evernew pot. I took the esbit along in case of wet weather. I was impressed wit...

In GEAR » trail designs sidewinder - wood burner
December 20, 12:45pm

thoughts on gear
I used the Evernew .6 pot. I've used a tarp for years in the BWCA so using my Spinn Twinn was pretty easy. Yeh, I got all the gear this year.

In GEAR » Thoughts on gear
December 05, 7:17pm

Thoughts on gear
I used a lot of new gear in 2010 and wanted to share some thoughts on it. I think my wife and I found our perfect tent this year. It was a Six Moon Designs Haven with the inner net tent. We used it...

In GEAR » Thoughts on gear
December 05, 6:25pm

Kooka Bay vs Neo Air
I use either an Ohm or a Swift with a GG pad in them. I really don't notice the drop off.

In GEAR » Kooka Bay NeoAir equivalent as warm, durable for weight?
November 28, 4:22pm

Kooka Bay or Neo Air
The Neo Air felt slightly clammy on my skin.

In GEAR » Kooka Bay NeoAir equivalent as warm, durable for weight?
November 28, 2:17pm

RAB fit
I am 5-9 and 157# and have to wear a large. I have a 39" chest.

In GEAR » Rab's Fit
November 28, 5:57am

Kooka Bay or Neo Air
I have a Neo Air short and a custom Kooka Bay that is 48" long insulated to R 4 which weighs 12 oz with synthetic insulation. I switched because I went to a quilt. I slept on it 21 nights with...

In GEAR » Kooka Bay NeoAir equivalent as warm, durable for weight?
November 28, 5:52am

2011 Swift
I use a GG sit pad in my 2010 Swift.

In GEAR » Swift 2011
November 24, 6:05am

last trip of 2010
LAST TRIP OF 2010 ON THE SUPERIOR HIKING TRAIL On the morning of Oct 21st, my wife and I along with our friend Connie, embarked on our last trip of the year. It was a cool, clear 36 degree morning...

In Post-Trip Reports » last trip of 2010
October 24, 3:59pm

All Reader Reviews by David Noll

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Packa s/m 2008 model
I have used my packa for two years and so far like it better than any other rain gear used. With a pair of chaps the weight is 11 1/2 oz. Last year I only got to use it once but this year it got used ...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 10, 7:35pm

Gossamer Gear Lightrek 4 Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
I waited a long time for GG to come out with the LT 4 w/ straps and ti was woth the wait. The grips and locking mechanism are outstanding. Both my wife and I used them and were completely happy.

In Trekking Poles
August 09, 4:04pm

My wife and I just got back from a 5 day trip in the Maroon Bells where I used the Ohm for the 1st time on a trip. The workmanship is impeccable. Initially I was concerned with the hip belt but after...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 09, 4:00pm

trail designs gram cracker w/ caldera cone and SUL 1100
My wife and I just got back from the Winds. For cooking we used a gram cracker W/ a caldera cone and sul 1100 pot. We only boiled water for FBC and averaged just over 1 1/4 esbit tabs for each mea...

In Stoves - Other
August 18, 12:54pm

Pacific Outdoor Equipment Ether Thermo 6
I bought an ether thermo 6 full length for both my wife and myself this spring. We have both used them for 8 nights so far. We stay warm down to about 35-40 degrees and below that add a GG 1/8"...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 25, 12:45pm

Stephenson 2R
Our Warmlite has the side windows and full zip door. It has done the Winds, BWCA, Isle Royale and the Superior Hiking Trail on weeklong trips and has handled wind, rain, and snow. It weighs 3#60z, set...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 31, 7:21pm

ULA H2O Amigo
Just got back from Isle Royale where you have to filter water because of tapeworms in the inland lakes. The ease of filtering was great. Just hang it in a tree and wait. The fact that it can double ...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
August 18, 3:25pm

Inov8 RocLite 315
This was my first trip with light running shoes. I did a 5 day trip on the Minong Trail on Isle Royale starting out with a 29# 7oz load. They handled wet weather, rocky ridges, and the load with no p...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 16, 7:51am

Six Moon Designs StarLite
I was finally able to use my Starlite pack this past week on Isle Royale for a 6 day trip. I was traveling with my wife so I was carrying a 29# 7oz load. I loved the way it handled the wgt using a Pr...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 16, 7:43am