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George Davis (nsiderbam) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale mid-Atlantic
About Me I go to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD (senior year) and started backpacking my first year here. I love the UL philosophy and this forum is awesome.
CityAnnapolis
StateMaryland
CountryUnited States
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All Forum Posts by George Davis

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Re: Tips on flying with Backpack in checked in baggage
Put it in a big mesh bag or sleeping bag storage bag, and then put it in one of the large trash bags that they'll have at the check-in counter. This will keep any straps/lines on your bag from ...

In GEAR » Tips on flying with Backpack in checked in baggage
January 24, 11:03am

Flash Pad
REI just came out with a new pad that's pretty much a mummy version of the Stratus. It weighs 16oz and costs $100. http://www.rei.com/product/845300/rei-flash-insulated-air-sleeping-pad ...

In GEAR » Cheap Air Pad
January 24, 10:50am

Stratus
I've slept on a couple of air and self-inflating pads, and the REI Stratus is by far the most comfortable pad I've slept on. It's neither exceptionally light or heavy at 20oz but rolls ...

In GEAR » Cheap Air Pad
January 24, 10:02am

Re: Buttermilk VS Flash
I wouldn't call it clairvoyance, but you're right -- it definitely wasn't experimental data. It is a open-holed webbed mesh, but isn't simply string. It's very similar to the th...

In GEAR » REI Flash 45 First Impressions
January 23, 8:14pm

Re: Not Impressed. Buttermilk 40 is better at this price.
If anything I'd say that because the Buttermilk is more minimalist (and yet heavier than the Flash), it would be harder to cut weight off of. You can cut off all the same items on the Flash -- ...

In GEAR » REI Flash 45 First Impressions
January 23, 2:13pm

Re: Trade
edit: CDT is no longer for sale unless a Moment/MLD Prophet trade goes down.

In Gear Swap » FS/FT new 2012 ULA CDT and lightly-used Tarptent Moment
January 23, 4:48am

Re: Re: Re: Something to think about for the CT
I saw that thread and thought the discussion was useful and relevant. I've talked to my brother a lot about it and have no doubt that he can handle it as long as it's something that he deci...

In Gear Lists » Colorado Trail 2013 -- Tentative List
January 22, 12:28pm

Pack not sold
The buyer remeasured and realized he needs a large. Both items are still for sale.

In Gear Swap » FS/FT new 2012 ULA CDT and lightly-used Tarptent Moment
January 22, 9:34am

CT
I think I will. I need to figure out how to shave a few more ounces off it though. The easiest step would probably be to take off the pack lid, but that's one of my favorite features :(

In GEAR » REI Flash 45 First Impressions
January 22, 5:34am

Re: Something to think about for the CT
I'm in decent shape. I swim every day during lunch and usually do at least one other workout -- typically crossfit -- in the afternoon or at night. I'm not too worried about myself, but ...

In Gear Lists » Colorado Trail 2013 -- Tentative List
January 22, 5:29am

All Reader Reviews by George Davis

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REI Flash 45 (2012-2013 Model)
I've been a UL backpacker for a few years now and this pack was my first purchase where I've actually gone up in weight, meaning that I decided the benefits of using this pack are worth the ex...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 03, 11:49am