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David Neumann (idahomtman) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern Idaho
About Me 47 year backpacker, former national Sierra Club backpack leader, school superintendent
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Umbrella and the WT
Am umbrella would be handy but I wouldn't leave the rain gear at home. This last summer on my WT thru-hike I had 100+ degree days at the end of July and beginning of August and only one day of ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wonderland Tr Umbrella Freindly
November 19, 6:14pm

Onion Valley
Onion Valley trailhead west of Independence is at 9,200' and a quick climb of four miles gets you to Kearsarge Pass at 11,760'. There is a nice campground at the trailhead.

In Philosophy & Technique » Conditioning at Altitude
November 19, 6:05pm

re: Caldera Cone Question
The handles will get too hot to grasp without some kind of pot holder or pot lifter. But the handles do make it a little easier to remove the pot but you will still need some way of holding the con...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone Question.
November 16, 4:09pm

Great Beta
Thanks Dick for the beta on your PCT equipment. Sounds like a great sabbatical activity.

In GEAR » PCT 09 Gear Review
November 11, 9:24am

Inov8 320
Half size up just as the company website suggests.

In GEAR » the Inov-8 sizing thread
November 05, 4:12pm

Maybe in remote Alaska... maybe. I am amazed at the increase in the number of cell phones, Satellite phones, PLB's that people carry into the back country. Technology can never replace knowledg...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PLBs are causing new problems
October 26, 11:16am

Trail runners and inserts
I never had issues with my feet until a few years ago when I developed Plantar Fasciitis in my left foot. I began using Superfeet green insoles in my Montrail trail runners and that took care of th...

In GEAR » What kind of trail runners or insert are best for a very high foot arch ??
October 26, 11:03am

Above Timberline - Wonderland Trail
Great pictures, here are a few from Washington State Approaching Panhandle Gap Looking toward Mt. Rainier from Panhandle Gap

In Photo Gallery » Above Treeline
October 23, 10:58am

Montbell vs. WM
I've owned both and found both to be of high quality. I had trouble with the WM zipper (HighLite) and ended up selling the bag. I've owned two MB bags (U.L. SS 800 #5 and SS Down Hugger #5)...

In GEAR » Montbell vs. WM
October 20, 8:17pm

The Wonderland
I was also able to hike the Wonderland Trail this summer July 27-August 1 (solo). My base weight was just slightly over 7 lbs. and my total weight carried was 17 lbs. with no resupplies. I hit ver...

In Gear Lists » Wonderland Trail August 09
October 08, 2:07pm

All Reader Reviews by David Neumann

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Inov8 Flyroc 310
I've been wearing the Flyroc 310s for six months. I do use my Superfeet insoles which may take away some of the flexibility these shoes are known for but they work great for me. Light, good toe pr...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 13, 10:46am

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
I have owned this pad for awhile but haven't used it until this weekend on a trip to Glacier Lake in Oregon. I broke a rib earlier this summer and needed some additional padding not provided by my...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 13, 10:05am

Nunatak Arc Specialist
For my first experience using a quilt, I was very impressed. I ordered this quilt in order to have more room because I like to sleep on my side and bring my legs up a little. Weighs only one pound and...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 13, 10:03am

Bozeman Mountain Works Vapr NANO Bivy Sack (Pertex Quantum)
Awesome is the only word to describe this piece of equipment. Had I not suffered a broken rib earlier this summer, I would have got to use this item of equipment earlier, but I spent a wonderful weeke...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 13, 10:00am

ZPacks Zilch
I just had a chance to use my new Zilch from ZPacks and found it to be a great value and I would give it a five if the closure held a little better. With a pad stuffed into the back pocket, I was not ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 13, 9:56am

Esbit stove and Esbit fuel cartridges Official brand...aus BRD
I have had reasonable success with the Esbit stove and fuel if I use a wind screen and a decent lid on the pot. I have also found the residue and odor to be somewhat unpleasant. I purchased a beer can...

In Stoves - Other
June 15, 10:53pm

Repel Lemon Euculyptus Insect Spray
Smells nice, works when there aren't too many mosquitoes around. Doesn't cut it for really bad bugs. Really, I've been using 100% DEET for over 35 years and I am okay; both physically and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 25, 9:07am

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
I love this pad. It is lightweight and provides reasonable comfort. It works for my 5'10" frame provided I used my pack and other items for padding under my legs. I have used it successfully ...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
May 17, 12:54pm

Pentax Optio WP
Just received my new Optio W20 purchased through Mine weights 5.4 ounces with the battery and card installed. Nice package, light weight, compact and, so far at least, excellent picture qu...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
April 24, 8:45am

Suunto Vector
I've had mine for two years and it has lived up to my expectations. It is large but once you wear it awhile you will get used to it. The watchband has been fine and looks as good as new. My only c...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
April 10, 10:34pm