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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

My Locale Crown of the Continent
About Me Social worker. Endurance mountain bike racer, ultra-hiker, packrafter, BC skier, un-serious climber and canyoneer.

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My Website URLhttp://bedrockandparadox.com
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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: Unaweep
Rob, here are some photos and numbers from the 3900 Unaweep in VX42: http://bedrockandparadox.com/2014/05/05/paradox-unaweep/ I really, really like it. Aside from a 25ish liter frameless pack f...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
June 13, 3:10pm

Re: Bob Marshall (early August)
The South Fork should be a go to float below the White in early August. The White itself will probably be too low. From Juliet Creek below Larch Hill Pass it's pretty simple to XC up below ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Bob Marshall (early August)
June 13, 9:54am

Re: Re: Re: Help me choose a new pack!
The Jam does not have a frame, just a quite stiff sheet of foam in a sleeve. The Gorilla has the U stay behind the removeable pad. The Jam can be packed to carry quite well. If you end up having...

In GEAR » Help me choose a new pack!
June 13, 9:11am

Re: Help me choose a new pack!
I think the Ohm or Gorilla would be good for your application. The Jam 50 is a bit bigger than either, but has cost on its side.

In GEAR » Help me choose a new pack!
June 12, 7:53pm

Re: So many options
This time of year I'd go option one without hesitation. It took me a little while to get my head around the dry feet thing but any more I don't even think about it. Earlier or later in ...

In Packrafting » Wet feet or dry feet?
June 12, 7:42pm

2015 BMWO
A thought for 2015 for folks to consider: Gibson to Skyland TH, starting on March 28th.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open: Marias Pass to Monture Creek
June 12, 2:22pm

Re: Unaweep
The Unaweep is optimized to sit properly with the 26" frame. You can see how it sits in the photo I linked to above. This height can be further fine tuned by using either the lower or higher...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
June 10, 10:26pm

Re: Re: unaweep
Funny. I'd honestly not noticed that, but you're right that tacking the load lifters as inch lower would make more sense. My complaint was that the LL buckles and top strap buckles clicke...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
June 10, 10:20pm

Re: Continued: New member trying to find out where to buy fabrics.
www.cascadecraftworks.com for more esoteric and high end fabric.

In Make Your Own Gear » Continued: New member trying to find out where to buy fabrics.
June 10, 10:04am

Re: APA Roundup
You've got an email Luke. Richard, nothing is certain for future years, but assuming turnout is as good as seems likely I imagine this event continuing.

In Packrafting » APA Packraft Roundup, July 11-13
June 10, 10:00am

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

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STARBUCKS VIA Italian Roast
Tastes good enough, tiny and easy to use. What could be better? It not being so darn expen$ive.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:17pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
Tasty, moist, tasty, good calorie to weight ratio, compact, resists deformation, doesn't freeze too bad in the cold, tasty, made of real food, and tasty! Bar-shaped food does not get any bett...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:16pm

Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt
Cap 1 seems to have changed very little since it was called silkweight capilene back in the day. It dries very quickly, wicks pretty well (though not as well as cap 2), and most importantly feels lig...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
July 27, 2:12pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
I use a cut-down 48" Ridgerest on every trip. Bombproof, comfy, light, cheap. In winter, I add a full length under it. I actually sleep better on this than most inflatables, but realize I&...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
April 11, 10:47am

MLD Trailstar
In summary: Aside from a bivy sack for good weather and race pace endeavors, I've sold off the rest of my shelters. It's a great cross of a pyramid and a tarp. Finished weight, seam sealed...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 11, 10:39am

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
It's hard to get more warmth for the weight (or price). I like having a few pieces to add in as supplementary feet and/or torso pieces. It is quite fragile. Do not leave this on the outside o...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 28, 3:18pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
A very well designed cup. Light, but seems just as functionaly durable as Snowpeak or Evernew stuff. Ideal size for a soloist. The taller than it is wide shape is one I prefer for cooking on a fire...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 28, 3:03pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
Note 1: This is a review of my 2005/6 Houdini. It's longevity is revealing (it may have been the Dragonfly back then, even). Note 2: If the price is outrageous, no one would buy it! The prote...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:08pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I disagree with all Kev's objections, and desperately wish I could find more mediums to buy. The simplicity is what I love best. Actually, the perfect in all conditions from 70-10 F fabric is ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:00pm

patagonia down sweater
Note: I'm folding this review of the Down hooded pullover into this section because 1) the hooded p/o isn't made anymore, 2) the critical comments likely apply broadly. I really liked the d...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 27, 10:07am