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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
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Re: Light weight thermals vs liners
All in "small": Terramar merino bottoms, about same thickness as Cap 2, 5.3 oz. Often on closeout at STP. Patagonia 1/4 zip LS merino top, older style, about same thickness as Cap1...

In GEAR » Light weight thermals vs liners
April 11, 5:00pm

Re: Worked fine
Thanks for the info, Jarod. I got one during GoLite's 40% off sale and haven't tried it yet. Wasn't planning to take it below 40* (I have a WM ultralite) but am thinking about using i...

In GEAR » GoLite UltraLite 1+ Season Quilt in mid 30s
April 11, 2:50pm

Boots/shoes
Danner Mountain Lights are still US made. I love mine, but rarely hike in them anymore--60 ounces for the pair! Some NB shoes are still US made, I think--not sure if any of the trail runners are.

In GEAR » Creating an ALL USA MADE UL Gear List
April 11, 11:54am

Re: Re: Re: Stoic Tops
I think these are the same as the backcountry labeled ones from a few years back, but now branded "stoic." I have one I got from SAC and like it a lot, esp. for the price. Very thin (I ...

In Gear Deals » Stoic Tops
April 08, 5:20pm

Re: RE: "Insulation: less quality needed as move out from body (heat diff reduces)?"
The only low cost/low weight/low quality insulation I can think of is air. When air mats incorporate a thin layer of insulation (eg POE) or when people use a thin foam mat with a NeoAir, that migh...

In GEAR » Insulation: less quality needed as move out from body (heat diff reduces)?
April 08, 10:07am

Re: Re: Public Apology to the BPL Family
Makes sense to me.

In Gear Swap » Public Apology to the BPL Family
April 07, 3:27pm

Re: Question for the Mods
I've never participated in gear swap, but have been a member here a couple years. I *don't* think gear swap should be used by people as a business (some credit, I guess, to the guy for at l...

In Gear Swap » Question for the MODS
April 07, 12:34pm

Re: Steep&Cheap
Hi Steven, It sounds like the bag you're able to buy will eventually be replaced with the bag you really want. If it were me, instead of looking for perfect, I'd pick a temp range I wante...

In GEAR » Worried about getting too hot? Upper temp for sleeping bag?
April 04, 10:43am

K2 Loadmaster Shortbed
Hi Hugh, Don't mean to hijack your thread, but maybe this is useful. I have size large K2 Loadmaster Shortbed (designed by Dana), purchased 1997 or 1998. Was thinking about posting it on g...

In Other Activities » BC Hunting Gear
April 03, 8:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Weight saving techniques
+1 trim your toenails. Think about it: clippings from all ten toes might equal a gram. Because 1# off the feet is like 5# off the back, that's like 5 grams off pack weight. And that's al...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Weight saving techniques
April 03, 3:12pm

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