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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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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

How many people can you outfit
Probably 6 if they go in pairs.

In GEAR » How Many People Can You Outfit?
February 17, 6:34am

Kristen Kristen, when I started this thread it was tongue in cheek. I do still car camp, backpack and canoe and even if my camping style has moved toward ultralight it doesn't mean that we don...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » devastaded
February 12, 2:32pm

I just got done reading the Backpacker magazine 2008 gear guide (5 min) and found out that tarps are out and big backpacks are in. Guess I'll have to retool so I can carry 50# instead of 20 or ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » devastaded
February 09, 1:11pm

light weight rod and reel
I picked up an ultralight rod and reel from Scheels(their own brand), 6 lures, a rod case from BPL, a lure box and the total weight is 14.5 oz. That also includes 4 snap swivels and 4 non lead sin...

In Fishing » Lightest Fishing Kit
January 31, 12:24pm

continue w/ BPL membership
My membership is due on Feb 8 so I added the magazine too. It's the best in town at what it does and if BPL isn't perfect, neither am I.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Continue with BPL Membership?
January 31, 12:13pm

database for gear
Don't know if this is what you are looking for but if you go to backpacking.net and go to the featured article at the bottom of it there are some links. Try the gear weight calculator. You have...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Database for Gear
January 31, 12:07pm

Re: Re: "Continue with BPL Membership?"
If you are looking for a list where you can list all of your gear and weights, and create separate lists go to TLB (backpacking.net) and the featured article by Greg Cope and at the bottom there is...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Continue with BPL Membership?
January 04, 8:44am

oware double dixon
I'm in the process of lightening up our gear a little more. I always carry a tarp. I know, extra weight, but on rainy days we usually end up with other people under the tarp. Since I carry the ...

In GEAR » oware double dixon
December 22, 7:33am

Re: 2007 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
Ryan, This summer my wife and I used the SL-1100 in combo with a MSR Pocket Rocket and the wind screen you came up with on your site. We used only 6-1/2 oz of fuel for 6 days using freezer bag c...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 05, 9:24am

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