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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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StateIdaho
CountryUS
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Re: Clothing for 30 degree SUL trip
Hi Rick, I've been mostly absent from BPL for the past couple years; coming back, I've definitely noticed the (as you put it) "mixed feeling on this forum about the sense or logic in ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Clothing for 30 degree SUL trip
March 08, 11:15am

Time to filter 1L?
I'm also interested in time to squeeze-filter a liter. When I treat water, I've used Aquamira drops exclusively for a few years now, but the weight and cost of the Sawyer Mini makes switchi...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What is your hydration system using the Sawyer Mini filter?
March 07, 11:07am

Thanks...
...Peak seems worth a try, then.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nido or Peak?
March 06, 2:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Cold weather cooking - stove choices
Hi Roger, Are you saying replacing the sintered brass filter is unnecessary running the FMS 300T as intended (upright and using good-quality canister like Snowpeak)? I just got one and was conside...

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 06, 2:00pm

Nido or Peak?
Searching for Nido on Amazon also returned Peak brand whole milk powder. It's cheaper. Anyone use it?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nido or Peak?
March 06, 9:43am

Re: help help help
SMD sells optional poles for their tents. $14/ea--looks like you'll need 2. Link to the Skyscape Scout is here: http://www.sixmoondesigns.com/tents/SkyscapeScout.html A 20 (F) degree bag ...

In Gear Lists » HELP HELP HELP!!!
March 04, 11:14am

Re: HELP HELP HELP!!!
Hi Alexandra, Very good input so far. I'll just add: >If you go cheap (i.e., heavy and bulky) on your sleeping bag, and are carrying a lot of warm clothes, you may find it hard to fit ev...

In Gear Lists » HELP HELP HELP!!!
March 03, 9:26pm

Soft AL foil from the craft store?
...Don't think I've ever seen it. Is it thicker than the heavy duty foil from the grocery store? Find it at Michael's? I've been looking for something in between grocery store foil ...

In Make Your Own Gear » UL lid
March 03, 8:07pm

Not too surprising...
It seems to me, just the tone of Chase Norton's appeal should have raised red flags--very heavy on the marketing and ego, very light on demonstrated hiking experience. Having said that, I th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Solo Death Valley Trek
March 01, 10:10am

Re: Re: Devin
Devin, Here's one of my 3 season setups, BW a little over 7 pounds. Assumes nights sometimes dipping into mid-30s (but not consistently) and possibility of rain, but not days of wet conditio...

In GEAR » Ultralight Gear 'lists'
February 26, 10:52am

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