Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter

BPL Community Profile

David Thomas (DavidinKenai) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale North Woods. Far North.
About Me David Thomas has not added a biography yet.
CityKenai
StateAlaska
CountryUSA

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by David Thomas

Showing 51 - 60 of 2748 | Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ...275
 

Post

Forum » Thread

Re: replies
Remember, we're ultralight BPers here, so we don't have much weight to carry, we like to hike, abhor adding more weight, and most are cheap bastards. I look at what you've developed...

In Gear Deals » Interest register in new outdoor product
January 18, 4:45am

Don't believe everything on the internet
Oh, wait. That's the from the 1997 Internet report. I pretty much nailed the original report. Yes, 16,000 feet, yes power lines. I remember the "as soon as we figure out which part [of...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » The Era of Lighter-Than-Air Backpacking is Here!
January 17, 11:07pm

SUL lawn chairs
I didn't remember the bit about the helicopter rescue in the news reports of the time. And I thought he went higher. And apparently he didn't land in power lines. Otherwise, my 35-year-o...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » The Era of Lighter-Than-Air Backpacking is Here!
January 17, 11:07pm

Re: Re: The Era of Lighter-Than-Air Backpacking is Here!
Roger: That really happened. Circa 1980. Los Angeles. Guy used a lawn chair and helium-filled weather balloons. He had quite a bit of excess buoyancy and went to 15,000 feet. Was sighted b...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » The Era of Lighter-Than-Air Backpacking is Here!
January 17, 10:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
>"That's probably why most heat sinks are made of extruded aluminum, not copper." I suspect it is due to the lower cost to manufacture - lower temperatures involved, but more so...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
January 17, 5:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
Roger: yes, the stuff is like albino gorilla snot. Bob: aluminum is lighter per heat-carrying capacity, but copper is good to a much higher temp.

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
January 17, 12:28am

A Chemical Engineer pretends to be an EE.
>"It is obvious that even the tiniest gap has a huge negative effect on heat transfer. " They make stuff for that. Heat sink compound. $5 for two tubes at Radio Shack. It is desi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
January 16, 10:03pm

PREPPED FOR NATURAL DISASTERS
I don't worry about Zombie apocalypses nor alien invasions. Ponder them, sure, like I watch Star Trek or Walking Dead, but not take any action in that direction. But earthquakes, forest fir...

In GEAR » ACCIDENTALLY PREPPED FOR THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
January 16, 7:24pm

Re: Basic food answer II
Ian, "I lost my appetite for the high calorie crap I brought with me, and began to retch when I ate it. I wasn't sick; my appetite just dramatically changed I couldn't force myself to ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Basic food question
January 16, 2:27pm

Basic food answer II
But seriously, as others have said, fats are over twice the caloric density of carbs and protein. However, a gallon of olive oil (30,000 calories at 7.5 pounds) would get a little boring after 10 ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Basic food question
January 16, 2:12pm

All Reader Reviews by David Thomas

David Thomas has posted no reviews.