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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: 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

Re: Re: Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
Interesting suggestions, David. I have a student who brought in some Sitka spruce veneers--beautiful stuff, with tight vertical grain. About 1/16" thick. These were the rejects(!) from a compa...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
May 05, 7:59pm

Re: their customer service
Another Osprey customer service success story: I wanted to do some mods to my Exos 58 and needed a few of their proprietary buckles. I called Osprey, and even though I told them nothing was brok...

In GEAR » why are osprey packs so popular?
May 05, 11:46am

Re: Re: why are osprey packs so popular?
>"They're pretty. This last point is what motivates me to chime in. ... A lot of pack companies, mainstream, cottage, and pseudo-cottage, could learn a lot on this subject." Ag...

In GEAR » why are osprey packs so popular?
May 05, 8:28am

Re: Waterproofing the pack?
Bunta, Most here don't use pack covers. Any cover you can wear while hiking has to have an opening(s) at the back. And water will be channeled to that opening. A poncho avoids this. Some ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Waterproofing the pack?
May 04, 3:15pm

Re: Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
Bunta, Here's my own 'theoretical' speculation: Big manufacturers make design decisions driven at least as much by form (i.e., fashion) as by function. And they want to sell the l...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
May 04, 2:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Re:Food calculations
Bunta, I don't think you're trolling, just incredibly naive. So here goes (again): Unless you are on the Big Rock Candy Mountain (google it), getting significant calories from foraging ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food calculations
May 04, 2:02pm

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