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b d (bdavis) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
About Me Happy to find this site. Camping, hiking, whatever - love kayaks and have a bunch of foldables if people are ever in the area and want to use one - including a Klepper double which is great for taking gear and two people anywhere, including by sail in low wind conditions. Spent so much time reviewing all the posts and articles here over Thanksgiving I thought I would fill in some blanks. Me and partner live a few miles from Lassen peak on Hwy. 44 if you want to look it up and are in the area. Welcome to use our home as a base.
CityOld Station
StateCA
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://www.shastalaw.net

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All Forum Posts by b d

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Re: Re: 12 lbs for free
We need balloon lifting devices to carry the weight of a pack, which are deployable at will. My thought is to start with old air bags from cars or military/gov't. weather balloons. The b...

In GEAR » “It is like carrying an extra 12 pounds for free.”
December 24, 6:29pm

ACE Painters' Suit as Rain Gear - not good
This experiment was probably doomed to failure before it began. But, I had to try. For about $8.00 ACE Hardware sells a painters overall / suit which is supposed to stop paint and other liqui...

In Make Your Own Gear » ACE Painters' Suit as Rain Gear - not good
December 24, 3:44pm

Re: Re: Re: To carry or not to carry a PLB
Hey Mike, Thanks, a lot. Just saw your post about the new EPIRBs. I am not going to go Sat phone or VHF aircraft transceiver for sure. Too much trouble and cost, plus I don't even like th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Personal Locator Beacons & Other Wireless Technologies for Backcountry Travel?
December 24, 2:21pm

Baggie Balaclava wind & rain hoodie
I wanted to figure out a way to use my trekking hat, micro beanie, and light weight Mountain Hardwear balaclava in wet, windy, cold weather without carrying a lot of other gear for an afternoon...

In Make Your Own Gear » Baggie Balaclava wind & rain hoodie
December 24, 12:10pm

Re: Re: New toy!
Sarah et al., So happy for you on your new gift Garmin. My partner just got a different model Garmin and is running around seeing how fast she is going through the house, and the longitude/...

In GEAR » New toy!
December 23, 9:58am

Re: Re: ID eVENT gaiters - replacing sole strap
Vick, I really admire your work on the cape design for rain gear (referred by Prof. Emeritus pj) and not so Crazy Pete's on tarp configurations. Have you gone any more distance in that vein...

In GEAR » ID eVENT gaiters - replacing sole strap
December 22, 7:20pm

ID eVENT gaiters - replacing sole strap
Integral Design Shortie Gaiters as they came: As modified: I just got my first pair of ID eVENT shortie gaiters, knowing from the reader and BPL staff reviews they did not stay down w...

In GEAR » ID eVENT gaiters - replacing sole strap
December 22, 3:59pm

Re: Re: Chicken wrap lunch recipes:
Sarah, The recipes are great. Since my partner is way more health conscious than me I can tell her about them and it gives her reassurance I am not just hiking to eat junk food. Can you put ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Chicken wrap lunch recipes:
December 21, 9:19pm

Re: EvF # Paradox
pj, Here is a pic of my stash food carried for the munchies. I always pick these up, and other jams, honey packs, etc. when staying at a hotel and getting the continental breakfast goodies. No...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Case Study of Unsupported, Roadless, Long Distance Trekking: Part 1. Pack Weight, Distance, and Caloric Balance
December 21, 7:09pm

Re: 6.64oz Climashield-COMBAT Bivy Liner/Quilt
Bill, That bivy liner/quilt is beautiful. The concept, design, workmanship and execution -- down to the saffron yellow silk after dyeing is just inspiring, and it passed the field test. Yo...

In Make Your Own Gear » 6.64oz Climashield-COMBAT Bivy Liner/Quilt
December 21, 6:10pm

All Reader Reviews by b d

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Outdoor Products Hall Pass Day/O'Nite Pack
I picked up this pack for $20 US at a Big 5 to experiment with (Campmor has it listed at $14.99). The thought was to see if it would do for a day, a night, and a day camping trip. Here it is packed,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 29, 1:22pm

Gorillapod SLR
I rarely bother to review items I would not use or which deserve less than a 4, but this chain caught my eye. Owning a GorillaPod for SLRs I can't recommend it for a person trying to go UL. So I...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
January 27, 7:32pm

Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Survival Gear - BPL Gear Shop)

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
January 27, 6:30pm

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil
I have been using the same piece of Reynolds aluminum foil for a windscreen and a food prep area for about 6 months, maybe 8 now. It held up well and is light weight. It is important to get the heav...

In Stoves - Other
January 26, 7:54pm

BMW Stealth 0 NANO (6x8) UL Tarp - 4.2 oz. Catenary Ridgeline
I don't think I could have found a better tarp to learn with and from. It is fragile compared to heavier fabric tarps, but it is precisely for that reason that it is a great learning tool This...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 26, 7:05pm

Mountain Hardwear Butter Balaclava
I entirely agree with Craig S.' review. I carry this item with me everywhere once the weather turns cool or cold. I wear it over or under my Mountain Hardwear Micro beanie, and both of them unde...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 26, 12:59pm

PossumDown Gloves (BPL Gear Shop)
These are a real find. I was waiting for the BPL Gear Shop to get them back in stock and am glad I waited. My partner got a pair of gloves from another New Zealand supplier and although they are gre...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 23, 8:35pm

Mountain Hardwear Phantom Down Jacket (Women's)
This is a piece of gear my partner obtained. But, it also works for me. She got a large to wear over other items, and it fits me fine as well. It is well made and is warm, but not too hot in cold...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 23, 8:16pm

OR DryComp Summit Sack
A few short months ago I never thought I could use a frameless pack. But, testing out systems and hiking more, because my pack weight was going down as my familiarity and technique with gear and the ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 21, 8:05pm

McNett AquaMira Water Treatment
It has taken some time, and a lot of winter boredom, to get to trying out chemical water treatment systems -- goal: reduce weight w/o gagging on the water after treatment. So after studying here I fi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 21, 7:10pm