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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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baby on board
I really enjoyed your report. Sometime in the future my wife and I hope to do that trip.

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking: Baby on Board
November 10, 5:18pm

Last trip of the year
For our last backpacking trip of the year Mary and I joined her two friends Connie and Rebecca on the Superior hiking Trail October 15-17. Since it was Rebecca’s first backpacking trip we decided...

In Post-Trip Reports » Last trip of the year
October 25, 4:09pm

When my wife and I go backpacking we use a caldera cone with a sul 1100 and a gram cracker esbit stove. At aprx sea level (MN) we use about 2 tabs per pot. At 9500-10500 ft we use 1 1/2 tabs per po...

In GEAR » questions about esbit
October 14, 11:10am

I just picked up a couple of 12 packs in the Minneapolis area today. Tried one out and it was very good.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Starbucks instant coffee
September 29, 5:23pm

Roleigh, If you still have my email talk to my wife. She has had a couple of toes done.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking after Hammertoe arthroplasty
September 26, 7:55pm

You gotta love it. We always took our girls when they were little and there always was a lot of complaining but now when they go with their boyfriends it is funny to hear them talk about how they a...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yes, my son has seen the light
August 23, 6:04am

Dondo trip report
Dondo, Love your trip reports. What a great way to start out my Sunday morning with a cup or coffee.

In Post-Trip Reports » Indian Peaks Northern Loop
August 23, 6:01am

micro pur tablets
Ben, If using a 2 ltr platypus do I add 1 or 2 tablets if leaving it sit for aprx 8 hours?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Left over Aquamira
August 10, 7:22pm

Maroon Bells trip report
Over the last three years my wife and I have hiked the Wind River Range twice and Isle Royale. While they were awesome, the Maroon Bells hike at times, was so spectacular the scenery seemed almost ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Maroon Bells trip report
August 09, 1:55pm

ula ohm
I just got back from the Maroon Bells in Colorado on a 5 day trip using an Ohm. I used the GG sit pad with the waffle side toward my back and used the Neo air short for my sleeping pad. I placed th...

August 04, 8:19pm

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