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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.
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Re: Re: Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
Interesting suggestions, David. I have a student who brought in some Sitka spruce veneers--beautiful stuff, with tight vertical grain. About 1/16" thick. These were the rejects(!) from a compa...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
May 05, 7:59pm

Re: their customer service
Another Osprey customer service success story: I wanted to do some mods to my Exos 58 and needed a few of their proprietary buckles. I called Osprey, and even though I told them nothing was brok...

In GEAR » why are osprey packs so popular?
May 05, 11:46am

Re: Re: why are osprey packs so popular?
>"They're pretty. This last point is what motivates me to chime in. ... A lot of pack companies, mainstream, cottage, and pseudo-cottage, could learn a lot on this subject." Ag...

In GEAR » why are osprey packs so popular?
May 05, 8:28am

Re: Waterproofing the pack?
Bunta, Most here don't use pack covers. Any cover you can wear while hiking has to have an opening(s) at the back. And water will be channeled to that opening. A poncho avoids this. Some ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Waterproofing the pack?
May 04, 3:15pm

Re: Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
Bunta, Here's my own 'theoretical' speculation: Big manufacturers make design decisions driven at least as much by form (i.e., fashion) as by function. And they want to sell the l...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Carbon fiber frame backpacks in the future
May 04, 2:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Re:Food calculations
Bunta, I don't think you're trolling, just incredibly naive. So here goes (again): Unless you are on the Big Rock Candy Mountain (google it), getting significant calories from foraging ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food calculations
May 04, 2:02pm

Re: Size comparison-quilt and bag?
Here you go--WM Ultralite on the left, Enigma 30* (800 FP) on the right. Not a great comparison, tho--the WM is far more compressed (about max possible w/o compression sack). The Enigma could prett...

In GEAR » Size comparison-quilt and bag?
May 04, 12:25pm

Re: Size comparison-quilt and bag?
I have an EE Enigma 30* and a WM Ultralite. According to the WM website, the Ultralite and the Megalite use the same size stuff sack. Give me a bit and I'll post a comparison pic. FWIW, I do...

In GEAR » Size comparison-quilt and bag?
May 04, 12:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: TOILET PAPER
>"I'm simply trying to give a perspective on the matter that some may have not otherwise considered." I'd say you've managed that. The TP or not-TP question has been dis...

In GEAR » TOILET PAPER
May 03, 11:55am

Re: Re: TOILET PAPER
@ Cameron Habib: I suppose you can point to peer-reviewed literature providing evidence that going TP-free in the North American backcountry poses a significant risk of "picking up a viral,...

In GEAR » TOILET PAPER
May 03, 9:55am

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