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David Bonn (david_bonn) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Cascades
About Me Semi-retired computer geek, sometime employee of the National Parking Lot Service, fluent skier and hiker.
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StateWashington
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by David Bonn

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Re: Thanks David and Others for Sticking to the Question
I find this rather funny... You post, on the internet, asking a question. And you are, um, bemused that you don't get a straight and simple answer? Nearly all people posting here are doing so ...

In GEAR » The Holy Grail: An All-Purpose Electronic Device
September 20, 7:19pm

Re: Sipping the Waters: Techniques for Selecting Untreated Backcountry Water for Drinking
Great article. As another denizen of the North Cascades, I'll second Mr. Clelland's comments about drinking the water here. And since cattle and sheep aren't being ran in the east-slope wildern...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sipping the Waters: Techniques for Selecting Untreated Backcountry Water for Drinking
September 20, 2:52pm

parts of the Pasayten that are unburnt
Here are some pictures I took in parts of the Pasayten that are still pretty much untorched... South on the PCT from Rock Pass: West from Lakeview Ridge into real mountains: And to...

In Photo Gallery » parts of the Pasayten that are unburnt
September 18, 10:23pm

Re: pictures of a now-charred place
Here are some pictures of a well-torched part of the Pasayten:

In Photo Gallery » pictures of a now-charred place
September 18, 10:17pm

Re: The Holy Grail: An All-Purpose Electronic Device
Some of the small handheld computers have came close to what you imagine. Personally, I wouldn't want one. You end up making some pretty harsh compromises to get all of those things in one litt...

In GEAR » The Holy Grail: An All-Purpose Electronic Device
September 18, 10:12pm

Re: Re: How to Fill a Platypus?
A three-use item: a small plastic cup that yogurt is sold in. It can be used as a drinking cup, to fill that platypus, and also as a mixing bowl for hummus or salsa. Cost: about a dollar, yog...

In GEAR » How to Fill a Platypus?
September 16, 8:48pm

Re: bear lure?
You use soap? In the backcountry? Handi-wipes are probably heavier but way more minimum impact, because there's no risk of polluting water when you rinse off, or take a dip in a lake later on. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear problems on PCT between Stevens and Snoqualmie Passes?
September 13, 12:29pm

Tapto Lakes/Whatcom Pass, North Cascades National Park
Well, these are from last month. I got there right after a series of cold, wet days. No flies!

In Photo Gallery » Tapto Lakes/Whatcom Pass, North Cascades National Park
September 13, 12:17pm

Re: You're on a mountain top, then rain then...
In general, all over the American West (and for that matter in Canada) mountain thunderstorms tend to build up in the afternoon. A lot of it comes down to scheduling, and trying to be off of high ...

In Philosophy & Technique » You're on a mountain top, then rain then...
September 12, 9:20pm

pictures of a now-charred place
I live just south of the Pasayten Wilderness, which is now completely closed due to two rather large and scary fires... These two pictures were taken from my house about a month ago. Fort...

In Photo Gallery » pictures of a now-charred place
September 12, 10:09am

All Reader Reviews by David Bonn

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Western Mountaineering Summer Coupler
I think the big killer for me and my so was that it was made of cotton. It needs to be made of some very light synthetic instead. Once again, a great idea with poor execution.

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
August 26, 9:09am

Patagonia R1 Balaclava
One other thing that I think is good is that the stretchy fabric is relatively thin -- this means that if you are exercising you can still wear the hat in quite cold weather, and if it is wicked cold ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 25, 1:56pm

Superfeet Performance Green
Thirty bucks is a lot of money for an insole. But it is way cheaper than knee surgery. I've been using them religiously for four years in everything but rock climbing shoes and backcountry ski boots...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 09, 11:02am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
Lightweight, simple, doubles as a pillow. This pullover is a wonderful evolution of the original puffball pullover.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 09, 10:55am

GoLite Phantom Jacket
Awesome light jacket. Enormous pit zips help ventilation a lot. High pockets let you stash gloves and trail mix where you can get them without taking your pack off. A little heavier than some more ...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:53am

Patagonia Dragonfly pullover
I don't go anywhere without this pullover. For everything from groomed cross-country ski tours to weeklong climbing trips to long-distance backpacks. This is probably the most useful item of clothin...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
August 09, 10:51am

Patagonia Specter Jacket
Wonderfully light. Waterproof. Reasonably breathable. More expensive than my first car (and more waterproof too). The big pockets help venting a bit, but it doesn't (in my opinion) vent particul...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:49am

ULA Equipment P-1
I've used my P-1 since March, with several trips up to two weeks (with resupply) and trips as long as seven days without a resupply. I like the side pockets a lot. I'd like them better (and give t...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 09, 10:43am