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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: 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

Re: melting cut ends of cord
I'm a fan of the melt-with-a-lighter, roll-between-my-fingers, swear-loudly-when-I-burn-my-fingers-with-melted-plastic method.

In Make Your Own Gear » melting cut ends of cord
May 18, 9:01pm

Re: Re: Re: **UPDATE**
The way it's listed, I assume the cotton t-shirt is intended as sleep wear--prob. not a big deal. I suppose a person could go without rain gear safely as long as they either: a) stopped and ...

In Gear Lists » 2-3 day gear list
May 18, 8:58pm

Troubling thread...
In spite of the OP's disclaimer, it's disturbing to see such fascination with "treating" such an absurdly unlikely event. The issue (as I see it) isn't whether or not a 1.5 oz...

In GEAR » Sawyer Extractor Snake Bite Kit - Still Relevant?
May 18, 5:09pm

Re: roclite 295s
Thanks for the heads-up, MB. I had a pair of the old comfort last 295s I liked quite a bit. Wasn't sure about going with the newer style, but with the discount I think it's worth a try, ...

In GEAR » roclite 295s
May 18, 1:58pm

Re: Sleeping Pad
>"I guess weight is more important than comfort." I'm pretty weight-conscious, but have recently switched to a more comfortable (and heavier) pad--first time out with it, I thin...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad
May 18, 1:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Trolls?
>"It has nothing to do with a language barrier. A fully self supported 18 month hike through the Americas or self-sustained 4 month hike "off the land" through Greece when you hav...

In GEAR » Trolls?
May 17, 12:11pm

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