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David Neumann (idahomtman) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern Idaho
About Me 47 year backpacker, former national Sierra Club backpack leader, school superintendent
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All Forum Posts by David Neumann

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Mt. Rainier - Northern Loop
Nice photos Mark. I have a permit for the Wonderland Trail beginning on July 28th. I am hopeful a lot of the snow will have melted by then.

In Post-Trip Reports » Mount Rainier - Northern Loop Trail
July 14, 1:53pm

Shipping food to MTR
I repackaged my food into heavy duty zip lock bags and Aloksac bags and had no problems. I would think the vacuum pack solution would be even better. Once the five gallon plastic bucket is packed a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Shipping Food to the JMT
May 08, 4:36pm

Quilt use
I have a Nunatak Arc Specialist and I sleep very well. I am a side sleeper and I turn over and around numerous times during the night. I must admit to using the quilt inside a bivy sack and under a...

In GEAR » Will a quilt work for restless side/stomach sleepers?
March 23, 12:55pm

I'll take it.
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In Gear Swap » FS: 2008 ULA Amp
March 21, 5:44pm

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In Gear Swap » FS: 2008 ULA Amp
March 20, 12:40pm

Bucket list: PCT and JMT
Mark, if you hike the PCT you will have hiked the majority of the JMT and you can always take a side trip to Yosemite Valley when you reach Tuolumne Meadows.

In Photo Gallery » JMT-
March 17, 12:26pm

Bivy... great except in the rain forest
I was fortunate to purchase a Vapr NANO Bivy Sack from BPL which has a breathable upper (Pertex Quantum) and a waterproof floor. It only has a chest entry zipper which also accommodates the noseeum...

In GEAR » Looking for people's Bivy experience
March 12, 12:25pm

Re: not working on some items
Nicholas, you have to follow the directions exactly as they have been posted earlier. Find what you want on the regular site. Put it in your cart, then click the Outlet tab. Begin the check out pro...

In Gear Deals » 40% off at Backcountry...
March 02, 4:57pm

40% off at Backcountry
Works great for me with IE, but I really have no needs as tempting as it is to get such a good discount. As a few others have noted, for now at least, I'll take a 100% discount and log off. BTW...

In Gear Deals » 40% off at Backcountry...
March 02, 4:09pm

I use a topo map, the compass and the altimeter on my Suunto Vector wrist computer.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you use for navigation?
March 01, 2:26pm

All Reader Reviews by David Neumann

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Inov8 Flyroc 310
I've been wearing the Flyroc 310s for six months. I do use my Superfeet insoles which may take away some of the flexibility these shoes are known for but they work great for me. Light, good toe pr...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 13, 10:46am

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
I have owned this pad for awhile but haven't used it until this weekend on a trip to Glacier Lake in Oregon. I broke a rib earlier this summer and needed some additional padding not provided by my...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 13, 10:05am

Nunatak Arc Specialist
For my first experience using a quilt, I was very impressed. I ordered this quilt in order to have more room because I like to sleep on my side and bring my legs up a little. Weighs only one pound and...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 13, 10:03am

Bozeman Mountain Works Vapr NANO Bivy Sack (Pertex Quantum)
Awesome is the only word to describe this piece of equipment. Had I not suffered a broken rib earlier this summer, I would have got to use this item of equipment earlier, but I spent a wonderful weeke...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 13, 10:00am

ZPacks Zilch
I just had a chance to use my new Zilch from ZPacks and found it to be a great value and I would give it a five if the closure held a little better. With a pad stuffed into the back pocket, I was not ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 13, 9:56am

Esbit stove and Esbit fuel cartridges Official brand...aus BRD
I have had reasonable success with the Esbit stove and fuel if I use a wind screen and a decent lid on the pot. I have also found the residue and odor to be somewhat unpleasant. I purchased a beer can...

In Stoves - Other
June 15, 10:53pm

Repel Lemon Euculyptus Insect Spray
Smells nice, works when there aren't too many mosquitoes around. Doesn't cut it for really bad bugs. Really, I've been using 100% DEET for over 35 years and I am okay; both physically and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 25, 9:07am

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
I love this pad. It is lightweight and provides reasonable comfort. It works for my 5'10" frame provided I used my pack and other items for padding under my legs. I have used it successfully ...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
May 17, 12:54pm

Pentax Optio WP
Just received my new Optio W20 purchased through Mine weights 5.4 ounces with the battery and card installed. Nice package, light weight, compact and, so far at least, excellent picture qu...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
April 24, 8:45am

Suunto Vector
I've had mine for two years and it has lived up to my expectations. It is large but once you wear it awhile you will get used to it. The watchband has been fine and looks as good as new. My only c...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
April 10, 10:34pm