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kevin davidson (kdesign) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mythical State of Jefferson
About Me je suis un alpiniste, skieur de randonee, marcheur ultra léger, dessinateur d'intérieurs, et connoisseur de microbrew.
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It's not preordained...
Don't be too fatalistic----one can at least practice safe bolt dodging. :-D

In GEAR » Carbon Fiber Poles in Thunderstorms
July 19, 11:28am

Assuming the position during Thunderstorms
That would be standard practice if there are close strikes about you. You need not do this for an entire storm! You'll miss out on the fun. :-)> Yes, entire parties have been taken out by...

In GEAR » Carbon Fiber Poles in Thunderstorms
July 19, 11:18am

Packs for JMT unsupported
yes, a Nathan hpl 759 in lighter materials would be lovely----maybe just a wee more volume, too. The harness is quite cool and ought to be more widely imitated. Although my new MLD Zip, when loa...

In GEAR » John Muir Trail Unsupported Attempt
July 19, 11:12am

Safe places during a thunderstorm
In a thunderstorm, if at all possible, get off any summits and ridges, stay out of shallow caves and crevices (a depression would be a pronounced low spot of limited dimensions----not a valley), if...

In GEAR » Carbon Fiber Poles in Thunderstorms
July 19, 8:50am

JMT --records are made to be broken
In many ways, conditions couldn't be better. Not much snow (if any) on the passes and low water everywhere.

In GEAR » John Muir Trail Unsupported Attempt
July 18, 11:51pm

Cough, cough...
Dondo---you, you Troll, you! d:-/ :-D David, ask Brett about his. He's actually used his.

In GEAR » BD One Shot
July 18, 9:51pm

Techno-Gimmicks----Pulling the Scales from one's eyes.
Gravatational Anomaly compensation but only accurate to 100g.? Sounds like you got that scale from the Japanese equivalent of The Sharper Image. :-D

In GEAR » Weighing gear?
July 18, 9:49pm

Cascade info
There is a certain amount of old school, new "skool" dynamic, here. I second the Cascade Climbers forums as an info resource---check out trip reports and ask about the most current approa...

In GEAR » Shoes for the Cascades
July 18, 7:25pm

CF poles im donner und im blitz
This calls for a test. Volunteers? Maybe it wasn't such a good idea to be walking in a thunderstorm? Hmmmm?

In GEAR » Carbon Fiber Poles in Thunderstorms
July 18, 4:08pm

Weigh not, lest you be weighed (huh?)
That works, too. :-)>

In GEAR » Weighing gear?
July 18, 4:03pm

All Reader Reviews by kevin davidson

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Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
In the Sub one pound category of packs made specifically for backpacking, this is probably the finest blend of form and function---a "practical" SUL Pack that is still composed of lightweigh...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 22, 9:53pm

Backpacking Light Firelite SUL-500 Cookpot
...but I do actually own one of these puppies, so I'll chime in. It's thin, thin, thin and I could squeeze a significant dent into it, in my hand. You don't get this extreme level of light...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 17, 12:55pm

Playpus 2L Big Zip
It's never leaked in it's 1 1/2 years of use and have come to trust it. I generally use this on group trips where it's nice to have larger volumes of purified water on hand in camp situati...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 9:01pm

Platypus Platy Reservoir
The dedicated hydration systems by Platypus are more reliable than the "retrofit" of the resevoir into one. The Big Zip is far better to the purpose.

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 8:54pm

BackpackingLight.com
Very efficient and friendly CS from BPL. Addie (and Ryan---when A. is on vacation) runs a tight ship----my questions and requests have been handled very promptly and services like running down to the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 14, 3:02pm

BMW Cocoon Pro 60 Parka
Another preliminary review focusing on fit, features and construction. Although many of you might be more attracted with the (on paper) 1 oz. savings of weight of the Cocoon Hooded Pullover, the Pr...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 12, 10:13pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I got these to supplement my aging Golite Synergy pants---they have several things going for them. They are very light, very water resistant and have partial leg zips to ease putting on over shoes or ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 06, 12:12pm

MiniBullDesigns SSBIT
Another very fine MBD alcohol stove. This one is a pressurized top jet design that produces a flame narrow enough to use with Heine and Foster can/pots. It was ostensibly designed to retrofit Esbit s...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 06, 11:51am

ULA Equipment
Brian is not only a great designer of packs, but a great sewer, too, when the seamstress brigades of Logan, UT are fully engaged. He also has entertained us over the last few years with on-line diarie...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 05, 9:30pm

MiniBullDesigns Stealth (ver.1)
This fierce but absurdly light (.23 oz.) little side-burner is great for boiling water in a Snow Peak 600 cup. Takes about 6 min. Burns for about 8 minutes or so on 1 oz. of fuel. This was an earli...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 02, 11:23am