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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.
My Website URLhttp://ddrake.net
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Re: Catenary Curves
Computer program: There's a number of people here who have set up spreadsheets to calculate cat curves. I like something more visual and intuitive, and use the modeling program SketchUp for...

In Make Your Own Gear » I've done some searching on catenary curves, and I'm wondering if anybody could explain, or link to a good explanation of how to set up a proper curve on a cat tarp? Any help you could provide would be much appreciated. Thanks!!
May 21, 1:06pm

Re: water and bear line
Headlamp: I use a Cyclops Atom. 1 oz, can find for less than $10. Nothing special, prob. not suitable for night hiking--it has a pretty tight focused beam. I rarely need a light and when I do...

In Gear Lists » first gear list of a BPL newbie!
May 21, 10:47am

Re: Newbie Questions
I'll bite. >1 pair underwear, worn. Can be rinsed at night while wearing long underwear bottoms. No more shirts than I can wear at one time (ie, maybe 1 SS, 1 LS, but no duplicates). 2...

In Philosophy & Technique » Newbie Questions
May 20, 5:03pm

Re: My feature rich backcountry mapping site.
Bookmarked. Thanks!

In On the Web » My feature rich backcountry mapping site.
May 20, 3:47pm

Re: Older and newer , and Swiss does not mean from Sweden ; )
Don't know why I always forget Bernina is a Swiss brand, not Swedish. Suppose I associate it with other quality European makes like Husqvarna Viking, etc. This summer I'll be getting an...

In Make Your Own Gear » reliable, simple, affordable, jam-free sewing machine?
May 19, 3:15pm

Re: Starting the process of MYOG'ing my whole setup.
Hi John, Welcome to BPL. I've been a member here about two years. Best place for lightweight/ultralight information, in my opinion. There's a lot of folks here with far more experience ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Starting the process of MYOG'ing my whole setup.
May 19, 10:43am

Re: Re: Dana Designs K2 Shortbed For Sale
My shortbed has a size tag for the frame sewn into the hem of the mesh back, and a size tag on the hipbelt, if I recall correctly.

In Gear Swap » Dana Designs K2 Shortbed For Sale
May 19, 8:51am

Re: Hells Canyon
Thanks for taking a look, David. Re: Heavy shelters: I got the direction of my symbol wrong. Should be "LESS THAN" 18 oz each. And I think I may have figured out how to make a 2 pe...

In Gear Lists » Hells Canyon Rim to Rim Hiking/Packrafting Gear List
May 18, 1:12pm

Re: Osprey Jib and Ace (Spring Series)
The Fox 30 is almost a pound lighter than similar offerings from the other big makers (Osprey, TNF, REI, Kelty, etc). Even at that, it uses 1" webbing, buckles and ladder-locks throughout. W...

In GEAR » Backpacks for Kids
May 18, 11:33am

Hells Canyon Gear List: Input anyone?
Anything that can left behind? Anything missing? Thanks.

In Gear Lists » Hells Canyon Rim to Rim Hiking/Packrafting Gear List
May 18, 9:43am

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