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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.
CityMoscow
StateIdaho
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://ddrake.net
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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

Re: Re: LOL
>"What will be next herbal supplements?" Obviously, Vibram forgot to add the phrase: "These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA." to their marketing. Or they ...

In GEAR » Vibram settles lawsuit over FiveFingers health claims
May 09, 9:26am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Not made in the US
Not a business person, but it sounds like Dale pretty much nails the reasons. Add to that, that the US doesn't have much of a garment industry anymore, so contracting with a domestic operati...

In GEAR » SMD fusion 65
May 07, 9:10am

Re: Ambronite - healthy alternative to Soylent?
Or you could just eat almonds and drink some water...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Ambronite - healthy alternative to Soylent?
May 06, 9:52am

Re: Lip-balm sized sunscreen available?
A couple years ago I repackaged some stick-style sunscreen in a little flip top case like this: Like in the picture, mine was leftover from a pair of earplugs, but you could probably find th...

In GEAR » Lip-balm sized sunscreen available?
May 06, 9:26am

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