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David Drake (DavidDrake) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale North Idaho
About Me I manage the Fabrication Labs for a university architecture program, and teach design courses.
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Re: PCT 2015 Gear List = Heavier than I would like
I've never hiked with an umbrella, so can't speak to whether this is worth the weight or not. There do appear to be lighter umbrellas out there than the one you list. You could lose half...

In Gear Lists » PCT 2015 Gear List = Heavier than I would like
May 26, 5:02pm

Re: Re: roclite 295s
Thanks, Nathan. Unfortunately, it looks like they don't have my size. Unless the size 9 they list is a UK 9.

In GEAR » roclite 295s
May 25, 10:19am

Re: 295s
Got mine a couple days ago. I'm undecided. I don't have the issues MB had with fit--there's more room in the toe box than I was expecting, but I see that as a benefit. Heel fits well...

In GEAR » roclite 295s
May 24, 11:07am

Thanks...
Quest was the company I couldn't remember--Cascade Craftworks I hadn't heard of before. Looks like DIYGearSupply is still the only supplier with multiple color choices for VX-07, though.

In Make Your Own Gear » Other sources for Dim. Polyant fabrics?
May 23, 9:05am

Re: In the future: power your gadgets just by hiking!
The problem with these schemes is the energy isn't 'free'--even if the boots were somehow the same weight as conventional footwear, walking in them would require extra effort to generat...

In GEAR » In the future: power your gadgets just by hiking!
May 23, 9:03am

Other sources for Dim. Polyant fabrics?
Are Rockywoods and DIYGearSupply the only places carrying them right now? I'm starting a new pack project--looking for VX-07 in particular (I already have some VX-21).

In Make Your Own Gear » Other sources for Dim. Polyant fabrics?
May 22, 8:14pm

Re: Re: WPB Jacket for a 13 y.o. girl?
Thanks for the input. Went for the OR Helium from Backcountry.com that Link suggested. In my daughter's size and choice of color, they had the best price (plus free two day shipping). Thanks...

In GEAR » WPB Jacket for a 13 y.o. girl?
May 21, 7:26pm

WPB Jacket for a 13 y.o. girl?
In a few weeks, my 13 year old daughter is heading to France and Spain for a 10 day school trip. She needs a lightweight, packable rain jacket. She will also be hiking the Wonderland Trail with her...

In GEAR » WPB Jacket for a 13 y.o. girl?
May 21, 1:49pm

Hells Canyon Wilderness: Quick Overnight
For the past few years, I've done a spring hike along the Snake River in Hells Canyon. This time (weekend before last) it was a quick overnight, starting from Upper Pittsburg Landing TH to Shee...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hells Canyon Wilderness: Quick Overnight
May 21, 1:30pm

Re: Re: Troubling thread...
Hi Delmar, I also hike in snake country, and grew up in an area where rattlesnakes were common. I've had snake encounters (which left me shaking), though far less frequently than you report....

In GEAR » Sawyer Extractor Snake Bite Kit - Still Relevant?
May 20, 9:49am

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