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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

My Locale Crown of the Continent
About Me Social worker. Backcountry traveler and writer in my spare time.

I have given up on PMs due to their tendency to encourage poorly considered inquiries. Please contact me through my website. I enjoy pack construction and trip planning questions in particular.
CityThe Fish
StateMontana
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://bedrockandparadox.com
My PDF Gear ListWinter '14/15

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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: Re: LT
Thanks BJ, that article is a very good summary.

In Philosophy & Technique » VO2max and long distance hiking
December 31, 11:48am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Calibre
6.5 Swede factory ammo is loaded pretty soft because of the older milsurp rifles out there. Handloading should get velocities a couple hundred FPS faster than the .260 using the same bullet. Bu...

In Other Activities » huntinglight? sub 4 pound centerfire rifle
December 31, 11:28am

Re: Re: Re: Thinking of Places to Move to - Colorado, Utah, Oregon,...?
John, SLC is remarkably not-Mormon these days. Unless you get involved in city or state politics I doubt you'd notice. Even the liquor laws are becoming more reasonable. Mormons also, on ave...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thinking of Places to Move to - Colorado, Utah, Oregon,...?
December 30, 6:52pm

Re: Pack straps and W/B jacket seepage
3 years ago I sent a 3L eVent jacket with modest mileage to a friend to use on an Aniakchak trip. I refreshed the DWR before mailing it. The failure he reported was pretty similar to yours; fairl...

In GEAR » Pack straps and W/B jacket seepage
December 30, 12:13pm

Re: Re: Re: huntinglight? sub 4 pound centerfire rifle
Tim, I know a number of folks who have gotten into using ARs for whitetail and hog hunting, mainly with the 6.5 Grendel and .50 Beowulf after determining that .223 is so unforgiving w/r/t shot plac...

In Other Activities » huntinglight? sub 4 pound centerfire rifle
December 30, 11:58am

Re: Re: Re: VO2max and long distance hiking
Jack, what I've found to be true in my own training is that raising lactate threshold relatively early in a 4-6 month cycle allows me to train endurance at a higher level. With backpackers bei...

In Philosophy & Technique » VO2max and long distance hiking
December 30, 6:14am

Re: Grand Canyon Traverse
Great report Nick, and great route. Very creative. I find it easy to assume that you seriously understated the difficulty of the bushwack through Tapeats Cave and Crazy Jug. I would have gone ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Canyon Traverse
December 29, 6:13pm

Re: VO2max and long distance hiking
Mike, think of using a heav(ier) pack as the functional equivalent to riding into a headwind. It's a good way to mimick hills when you don't have them nearby. Training with weight is also...

In Philosophy & Technique » VO2max and long distance hiking
December 29, 4:01pm

Re: Thinking of Places to Move to - Colorado, Utah, Oregon,...?
Sounds like the real answer to your question is a relocation to Prescott or Flagstaff. I lived in former and it made for some very good years. If you need a larger city to meet your economic wa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thinking of Places to Move to - Colorado, Utah, Oregon,...?
December 29, 3:49pm

Re: Skitouring: New Clothing (Schoeller, Polartec, ...)?
I've found the Strata quite good for ski touring, but it does have limitations which aren't quite in line with more traditional garments. First, while the Strata does breathe well it'...

In GEAR » Skitouring: New Clothing (Schoeller, Polartec, ...)?
December 27, 9:56am

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

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STARBUCKS VIA Italian Roast
Tastes good enough, tiny and easy to use. What could be better? It not being so darn expen$ive.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:17pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
Tasty, moist, tasty, good calorie to weight ratio, compact, resists deformation, doesn't freeze too bad in the cold, tasty, made of real food, and tasty! Bar-shaped food does not get any bett...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:16pm

Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt
Cap 1 seems to have changed very little since it was called silkweight capilene back in the day. It dries very quickly, wicks pretty well (though not as well as cap 2), and most importantly feels lig...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
July 27, 2:12pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
I use a cut-down 48" Ridgerest on every trip. Bombproof, comfy, light, cheap. In winter, I add a full length under it. I actually sleep better on this than most inflatables, but realize I&...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
April 11, 10:47am

MLD Trailstar
In summary: Aside from a bivy sack for good weather and race pace endeavors, I've sold off the rest of my shelters. It's a great cross of a pyramid and a tarp. Finished weight, seam sealed...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 11, 10:39am

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
It's hard to get more warmth for the weight (or price). I like having a few pieces to add in as supplementary feet and/or torso pieces. It is quite fragile. Do not leave this on the outside o...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 28, 3:18pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
A very well designed cup. Light, but seems just as functionaly durable as Snowpeak or Evernew stuff. Ideal size for a soloist. The taller than it is wide shape is one I prefer for cooking on a fire...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 28, 3:03pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
Note 1: This is a review of my 2005/6 Houdini. It's longevity is revealing (it may have been the Dragonfly back then, even). Note 2: If the price is outrageous, no one would buy it! The prote...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:08pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I disagree with all Kev's objections, and desperately wish I could find more mediums to buy. The simplicity is what I love best. Actually, the perfect in all conditions from 70-10 F fabric is ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:00pm

patagonia down sweater
Note: I'm folding this review of the Down hooded pullover into this section because 1) the hooded p/o isn't made anymore, 2) the critical comments likely apply broadly. I really liked the d...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 27, 10:07am