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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
My Website URLhttp://ddrake.net
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Magnet
Just carry a small magnet. If it sticks to the can, it's steel. If not, prob. alum.

In Make Your Own Gear » Alcohol stove - fancy feast can - is it Aluminium or iron sheet or what?
June 02, 10:07am

Good Gear Shops in PDX?
Helping a friend get some gear, esp. down bag and pack. He's in Portland (I'm not), and would like to be able to look at/try on/purchase gear from a local retail store. He's new to li...

In GEAR » Good Gear Shops in PDX?
June 02, 10:05am

Re: idaho gear (sorry it's looong)
Full disclosure: the areas of Idaho I usually hike are north of where you're talking about--most of what I know about the Salmon River Mountains area is from driving through and car camping in...

In Gear Lists » idaho gear (sorry it's looong)
June 01, 2:06pm

Re: Modified Osprey Exos 46?
Just did a roll top mod to my Exos 58 (didn't add extension collar). Dropping top lid plus some trimming got it down around 33-34 oz. Roll top mod was very similar to one I did earlier, poste...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Osprey Exos 46?
May 31, 8:32pm

Bump for price drop.
Dropped price to $120 plus shipping.

In Gear Swap » FS: Dana Design K2 Shortbed Ext. Frame Pack--Size Large--Pictures
May 31, 7:58pm

Re: Human Bulk
You can resize the SU warehouse people using the scale tool. Height is probably the only real important variable. Just start moving one of the corner handles (that preserves original proportions)...

In Make Your Own Gear » First 1-person tent design
May 27, 10:47am

Re: FS: Patagonia down Sweater / Small, black, half zip
Will pass. Here's a bump to get you back to the top.

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia down Sweater / Small, black, half zip
May 27, 10:02am

Re: FS: Patagonia down Sweater / Small, black, half zip
PM'd inquiry.

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia down Sweater / Small, black, half zip
May 26, 11:54pm

Re: First 1-person tent design
The plugin I use to get pieces on a flat plane is called "flattery." It works well, but you can also do it by hand, if you group each face separately. Takes more work, and more familiar...

In Make Your Own Gear » First 1-person tent design
May 26, 11:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Packing woes, suggestions
What everyone else said. I spent a month in Japan last spring, mostly in hostels, and packed using the same principles I'd use for lightweight/ultralight backpacking. Worked great. Especiall...

In Gear Lists » Packing woes, suggestions
May 26, 10:50pm

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