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David Thomas (DavidinKenai) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: First Backpacking Trip - Lessons Learned, Advice Welcome
Congrats on your trip - it sounds like you're doing a great job getting back into backpacking. I, too, am in my 50's and "slow, but I like to cover distance". You know your wa...

In Post-Trip Reports » First Backpacking Trip - Lessons Learned, Advice Welcome
August 31, 6:30pm

Re: New Zebralight headlamp models
>"480 lumens on high" That's enough that you can use it as a Neuralizer.

In GEAR » New Zebralight headlamp models
August 31, 2:31pm

Re: different strokes indeed
>" I find it amazing that the supported record is not that much faster than the unsupported." That runners can often beat hikers over a long distance is what I find amazing. It tak...

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
August 29, 10:19pm

Re: Re: Tonight I shall announce to my wife...
>"do an emergency field vasectomy with wax paper and a Bic lighter" Ralph: You'll be sterile when I get done, but you'd have greatly preferred a sharp blade. So you bri...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 29, 6:27pm

Re: DeLorme inReach Explorer
As the guy on the other end of some of the messages, I'd say the text messages could have been a bit more detailed. I realize the hikers have been living their realities (bad weather, broken t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Traversing the Brooks Range – A Father-Son-Son Adventure
August 29, 5:59pm

Works for me.
Those nylon work-out pants with a mesh lining have a lot going for them. They're not my favorite, most versatile long pants in the woods*, but I've bought them for my kids and would re...

In GEAR » Pair of junky secondary pants?
August 29, 4:32pm

Re: Re: Re: BPL always satisfies
Regarding your new user name, "Ian Destroyer of Forums": You now owe me two paper towels and a bit of Windex so I can clean up my computer screen. TMI: it was burrito components. ...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 29, 4:17pm

Fluxring Helios 3L dimensions
EJ: You also wanted dimensions. OD of main pot: 8 5/8", 219mm height of total pot, including HX, no covers: 4 3/8, 110 mm The max dimension of the pot - the diameter where the handle...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Group cooking
August 28, 11:11pm

Re: +1 HE pot; Weight of Fluxring Helios 3L? Re: HX pots
EJ: Weights (oz/g) of Pot only 13.1 / 373g plus black plastic lid: 15.8 / 449 plus black lid and orange HX protector: 18.7 / 530 g

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Group cooking
August 28, 6:38pm

Rafting Conditions
>"The flash flood is a bit scary, not something I would have expected in Alaska. " Yeah, Alaska went full Alaska on the Kopisch boys that month. Rainfall in Interior Alaska was 340...

In Post-Trip Reports » Traversing the Brooks Range – A Father-Son-Son Adventure
August 28, 6:36pm

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