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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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Blisters and Bliss
A great guidebook to read by David Foster and Wayne Aitken is appropriately called "Blisters and Bliss" if you don't watch the weight of your pack! It has good information of what you...

In Post-Trip Reports » Tips for the West Coast Trail?
May 28, 10:43am

backpack for GF
My wife has a ULA Circuit which she just used on the SHT for 4 days and absolutely loved it.

In GEAR » Looking for a backpack for my GF
May 28, 8:54am

SHT Muddy & Slippery
Hiking poles are a blessing for mud and slippery sections. My friends do not use them and under the wet & slippery conditions they wish they had them:-) Mary

In Post-Trip Reports » superior hiking trail
May 28, 8:36am

SHT in May
I have been backpacking the SHT in May for years. Usually 3-4 nights out, and yes, it does rain sometimes, but hey, that's just part of the experience. This past weekend was awesome, we just ca...

In Post-Trip Reports » superior hiking trail
May 27, 8:43pm

base weight poll
Since I only backpack with my wife this is our pack weight w/o consumables. It does include camera and an ursack. My wife's pack weight at the start of a 7 day trip in the mountains is 11#...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Base Weight poll...
March 30, 11:38am

I believe Backpacker Magazine had an article last year on a north to south hike.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Need Wind Rivers, WY Info
March 26, 5:15pm

Isle Royale
Good Choice

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Isle Royale
March 20, 6:17pm

Isle Royale in August
Chad, My wife and I were there Aug 7-14 last year and had no problems w/ bugs. On the Minong for the most part you have to get water near the campsites and a few of those are a sharp descent from...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Isle Royale
March 18, 11:27am

Mariposa vs Starlite
I've got the Starlite and used it this summer for a 7 day trip on Isle Royale and using a prolite 3 for my support it handled 29# with no problems.

In GEAR » GG Mariposa Plus vs. SMD Starlite Pack
February 17, 11:05am

ULA Amigo
Just a couple of minutes per quart. The nice thing is you just hang the filter and let gravity do the work. However, I would make sure I used it where the water sources were deep enough. At leas...

In GEAR » Water Filtration Methods
February 17, 6:41am

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