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David Thomas (DavidinKenai) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale North Woods. Far North.
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StateAlaska
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Re: Re: light
I'm in the "bring a little more light than you expect to need" camp, but, sure, HYOH. If all you have is 10-20 lumens, you can always crisscross the area and find where the trail con...

In GEAR » Head Lamp for Camp - Some night hiking
November 02, 11:49pm

Re: What if you can't push the PLB button?
>"Seems to me, if you are real trouble, you may be too incapacitated to push the button on the ResQLink. " For me, mostly on foot in a cool to frigid climate, I have trouble imagini...

In GEAR » Personal locator Beacons (PLB's) recommendations
November 02, 9:17pm

Re: Re: Re: light
>"But the moment you say "night hiking" ... And not all places are well defined moderate trails .. Youll want a pretty decent headlamp" Yeah, wet ground and rain really su...

In GEAR » Head Lamp for Camp - Some night hiking
November 02, 2:09pm

Re: carry-on backpack / luggage
My Jam 35 hasn't / wouldn't raise any eyebrows as a carry-on. If you had to check it (maybe in an RJ with limited overhead bins or if you were the last to board or there was mission cr...

In GEAR » carry-on backpack / luggage
November 02, 2:03pm

A view of a PLB situation
At the head of Qugyugtulik (Dogfish Bay) on the Kenai Peninsula, 7 miles south of the roadless community of Nanwalek, here's a small gravel beach at the base of some cliffs. The three guys fro...

In GEAR » Personal locator Beacons (PLB's) recommendations
November 02, 1:55pm

PLB / messagers in Alaska
I have the $270, 4.6 ounce ResQlink and prefer it to the SPOT I had: - much more consistent ability to send a "rescue me" message. - no annual fee - 10 year battery life - USA...

In GEAR » Personal locator Beacons (PLB's) recommendations
November 02, 11:57am

Product development
>" I was thinking I could cut some old bed sheets into the pattern and use that." I'd suggest alpha and beta test phases. Alpha: cut bed sheets or even a blue tarp or 4 ml po...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wearable Sleeping bag question
November 01, 2:35pm

Canoe over packraft.
Manfred, Always another great adventure, huh? My wife propels herself around Florida rivers most winters but in a long (7 m), skinny (23 cm) rowing shell. Don't fret about the gators and...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking/Packrafting in the Everglades?
October 31, 5:12pm

And you can piss in it.
So I crashed around the web a bit, hoping to find the PP glasses I was referring to, and found something maybe better: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Medline-Polypropylene-Intake-Output-Containers-DY...

In GEAR » Cant find a Mugbowl
October 31, 2:31pm

Re: mugbowl
Adan, I also am not hesitant to drop some money on good gear, but I do as Bob does and go dumpster diving for my cup/bowl. Fortunately, we don't bonk heads because he's in the #5 Polyprop...

In GEAR » Cant find a Mugbowl
October 31, 2:16pm

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