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David Bonn (david_bonn) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Cascades
About Me Semi-retired computer geek, sometime employee of the National Parking Lot Service, fluent skier and hiker.

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Re: Re-usability of Aloksak Bags
I'm not cooking and eating out of my Aloksak Bags, but the two largeish (12x20) bags I used as food bags worked fine and seem quite servicable for another year or two. I've used smaller (9x10) bag...

In GEAR » Re-usability of Aloksak Bags
September 11, 5:59pm

Re: Tarp / SpinnShelter Paradox
It has a lot more to do with humidity than whether it is raining or sunny. On nice nights I'll skip the tarp and sleep out -- unless the site is super-exposed to foul weather without giving me muc...

In GEAR » Tarp / SpinnShelter Paradox
September 07, 8:24pm

Re: Platy not failing?
Hopefully you are laughing with me, not *at me. And it was intended to be funny, even though it is a factual statement.

In GEAR » cheap light bowl
September 06, 1:50pm

Re: Re: Sleeping with food
For the Arctic 1000 I'd argue that in a really, really remote region where the animals aren't very habituated to humans and you are moving camp every day your risk of animal problems is much, much ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping with food
September 05, 5:43pm

Re: Re: re Orikaso bowls
I use the bottom third of an old platypus 1L bottle after it developed a leak near the cap. Weight -- 0.4oz. Unfortunately, it is now about three seasons old and the newer platy bottles are muc...

In GEAR » cheap light bowl
September 05, 5:31pm

Re: Re: sleeping with food
Even if a bag is odor-proof that doesn't mean a curious animal won't chew on the bag to see what is inside. At a lot of popular campsites animals (a lot of different kinds of animals) have learned...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping with food
September 05, 5:20pm

that backpackinglight ultra light headnet
Well, I've used mine for a couple of weeks now and I'm pretty happy. There is one constructive suggestion, though. Make a variant of this that is really large. Like long enough to go to my k...

In GEAR » The new headnets on the home page
August 26, 10:20am

Re: Guy-line Knots - What is your favorite knot for tying off guy line and why?
For the ridge lines and corners, I use the aircore pro cord and tensioners. I tie off with clove hitches. Typically I have three or four short (fifteen inches or so) of aircore 2 with an overha...

In Philosophy & Technique » Guy-line Knots - What is your favorite knot for tying off guy line and why?
August 19, 8:28pm

Re: Experience with AirCore Pro Guyline Cord Kit
I like 'em. I've used them on a GoLite Cave and a Gossamer Gear Spinntwin. As I mentioned in another thread, I tie off the stakes with a clove hitch and use the cam-lock tensioners on the oth...

In GEAR » Experience with AirCore Pro Guyline Cord Kit
August 19, 2:14pm

Re: clove hitches? (was Re: Re: re;)
I've never had clove hitches become stuck on my tent stakes, even with the skinny aircore 2 cord -- I use that for side-pull outs and they aren't permanently attached to my tarp to cut down on the ...

In GEAR » Tarp Book
August 17, 9:30pm

All Reader Reviews by David Bonn

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Western Mountaineering Summer Coupler
I think the big killer for me and my so was that it was made of cotton. It needs to be made of some very light synthetic instead. Once again, a great idea with poor execution.

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
August 26, 9:09am

Patagonia R1 Balaclava
One other thing that I think is good is that the stretchy fabric is relatively thin -- this means that if you are exercising you can still wear the hat in quite cold weather, and if it is wicked cold ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 25, 1:56pm

Superfeet Performance Green
Thirty bucks is a lot of money for an insole. But it is way cheaper than knee surgery. I've been using them religiously for four years in everything but rock climbing shoes and backcountry ski boots...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 09, 11:02am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
Lightweight, simple, doubles as a pillow. This pullover is a wonderful evolution of the original puffball pullover.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 09, 10:55am

GoLite Phantom Jacket
Awesome light jacket. Enormous pit zips help ventilation a lot. High pockets let you stash gloves and trail mix where you can get them without taking your pack off. A little heavier than some more ...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:53am

Patagonia Dragonfly pullover
I don't go anywhere without this pullover. For everything from groomed cross-country ski tours to weeklong climbing trips to long-distance backpacks. This is probably the most useful item of clothin...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
August 09, 10:51am

Patagonia Specter Jacket
Wonderfully light. Waterproof. Reasonably breathable. More expensive than my first car (and more waterproof too). The big pockets help venting a bit, but it doesn't (in my opinion) vent particul...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:49am

ULA Equipment P-1
I've used my P-1 since March, with several trips up to two weeks (with resupply) and trips as long as seven days without a resupply. I like the side pockets a lot. I'd like them better (and give t...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 09, 10:43am