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kevin davidson (kdesign) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mythical State of Jefferson
About Me je suis un alpiniste, skieur de randonee, marcheur ultra léger, dessinateur d'intérieurs, et connoisseur de microbrew.
moins c'est plus!
Cityune petite ville dans l' ouest
Countryétat libre de l'Orégon
My PDF Gear ListSierra Early Fall 06 Gearlist--lows to high 20's

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MLD carbon fiber tarp poles
I snared this new offering from Ron Bell. I got them specifically for a trip where my usual tarp supports---GG Light Trek fixed Trekking Poles---would get in the way on a trip involving a lot of ex...

In GEAR » MLD carbon fiber tarp poles
July 18, 3:43pm

Where is Cletis Trout ?....
...waiting for Godot, probably.

In Chaff » Concerning MIA PJ
July 18, 3:22pm

Why Weight for Worrywarts?
The trick with the smaller scales to weigh a large object is to use the tare function of the scale to weigh a large bowl, basket or an elevated platform (you still need to be able to see the displa...

In GEAR » Weighing gear?
July 18, 3:16pm

Concerning MIA PJ
A sign that he's alive. He has a new avatar by his old postings. Yo, guy!

In Chaff » Concerning MIA PJ
July 18, 2:52pm

A Weighty Subject
I use an Escali 11 lb. digital scale that measures in increments of .1 oz. or 1 g. Web link for specs only, you can get this scale from many so...

In GEAR » Weighing gear?
July 18, 2:37pm

on my (UL) wish list?
A Cuben 'Mid----but I gotta convince MLD, Oware or GG to make one and I gotta start saving my pennies.

In GEAR » What's on your (UL) wish list?
July 18, 12:54pm

Absolutely, G.

In GEAR » durability of O.P. Saks?
July 18, 12:40pm

Diamox redux
It's not a silver bullet---- it doesn't work right away, you need to do a regime. and it has limitations in efficacy. I've used this in e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dealing with rapid altitude change?
July 18, 11:53am

Environmental responsibility and bag materials
Graham, I'd like to bring up the issue that there are environmental trade-offs with most of the materials we use in backpacking and mtneering, in general, and storage bags in particular. Either...

In GEAR » durability of O.P. Saks?
July 18, 11:47am

Dealing with rapid altitude change
An overnight camp near the trailhead before setting off on your hike, would probably help. Acclimitization is the single biggest thing you can do (and control). You are in good overall physical con...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dealing with rapid altitude change?
July 18, 10:34am

All Reader Reviews by kevin davidson

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Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
In the Sub one pound category of packs made specifically for backpacking, this is probably the finest blend of form and function---a "practical" SUL Pack that is still composed of lightweigh...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 22, 9:53pm

Backpacking Light Firelite SUL-500 Cookpot
...but I do actually own one of these puppies, so I'll chime in. It's thin, thin, thin and I could squeeze a significant dent into it, in my hand. You don't get this extreme level of light...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 17, 12:55pm

Playpus 2L Big Zip
It's never leaked in it's 1 1/2 years of use and have come to trust it. I generally use this on group trips where it's nice to have larger volumes of purified water on hand in camp situati...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 9:01pm

Platypus Platy Reservoir
The dedicated hydration systems by Platypus are more reliable than the "retrofit" of the resevoir into one. The Big Zip is far better to the purpose.

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 8:54pm
Very efficient and friendly CS from BPL. Addie (and Ryan---when A. is on vacation) runs a tight ship----my questions and requests have been handled very promptly and services like running down to the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 14, 3:02pm

BMW Cocoon Pro 60 Parka
Another preliminary review focusing on fit, features and construction. Although many of you might be more attracted with the (on paper) 1 oz. savings of weight of the Cocoon Hooded Pullover, the Pr...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 12, 10:13pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I got these to supplement my aging Golite Synergy pants---they have several things going for them. They are very light, very water resistant and have partial leg zips to ease putting on over shoes or ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 06, 12:12pm

MiniBullDesigns SSBIT
Another very fine MBD alcohol stove. This one is a pressurized top jet design that produces a flame narrow enough to use with Heine and Foster can/pots. It was ostensibly designed to retrofit Esbit s...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 06, 11:51am

ULA Equipment
Brian is not only a great designer of packs, but a great sewer, too, when the seamstress brigades of Logan, UT are fully engaged. He also has entertained us over the last few years with on-line diarie...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 05, 9:30pm

MiniBullDesigns Stealth (ver.1)
This fierce but absurdly light (.23 oz.) little side-burner is great for boiling water in a Snow Peak 600 cup. Takes about 6 min. Burns for about 8 minutes or so on 1 oz. of fuel. This was an earli...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 02, 11:23am