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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

My Locale Crown of the Continent
About Me Social worker. Endurance mountain bike racer, ultra-hiker, packrafter, BC skier, un-serious climber and canyoneer.

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CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://bedrockandparadox.com
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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: Paradox/Seek Outside Unaweep Pics
Not to beat a dead horse, but Nico (and anyone else) I've got a number of photos and thoughts on the pack here: http://bedrockandparadox.com/2014/07/23/paradox-unaweep-the-category-killer/ A...

In GEAR » Paradox/SeekOutside Unaweep Pics
August 06, 12:27pm

Re: thanks
The breathability of eVent is obviously a very nice thing to have. Rab has also proven to have a very good DWR (something Montbell, for instance, comes up short on), and an excellent hood (miles b...

In GEAR » Lightening up: dooReplace Windshirt (Houdini) and Rain Gear?
July 31, 12:16pm

Re: Lightening up: Replace Windshirt (Houdini) and Rain Gear?
Christoph, you could get marginal improvements in your current setup, but that's it. The '10 Houdini is still one of the best compromises between durability, weight, breathability, and wea...

In GEAR » Lightening up: dooReplace Windshirt (Houdini) and Rain Gear?
July 31, 10:06am

FS: Solomid, La Sportiva, Rab
Prices below include shipping in the US. No international sales. Payment via paypal only, "gift" appreciated. Email dave at backpackinglight dot com if interested. Brown MLD Solomid...

In Gear Swap » FS: Solomid, La Sportiva, Rab
July 31, 9:56am

Re: re
I have not. It's seemed to me for a few years now that the obvious next step for heavier use fabrics is a 400ish denier plain or basket weave with some manner of impregnation on both sides. S...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Backpack fabrics, features, and dimensions
July 31, 9:48am

Re: pictures are missing
Oops, looks like a few things got left in when I cut this down a bit during final edit. Will see about fixing.

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Backpack fabrics, features, and dimensions
July 31, 9:09am

Re: From Mt.Olympus summit down Hoh to the Pacific
Looks like a great trip.

In Packrafting » From Mt.Olympus summit down Hoh to the Pacific
July 30, 10:01am

Re: Re: MYOG: Backpack fabrics, features, and dimensions
I will fully own that geometry is not my strength.

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Backpack fabrics, features, and dimensions
July 30, 9:48am

Re: Millennials and the Backcountry
One of the original articles theses was that consumerism is a driver of the disinterest in plain old backpacking (etc) in favor of gravity/adrenaline/action/extreme sports in no small part because ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Millennials and the Backcountry
July 29, 3:24pm

Re: Routes from S Fk of the Flathead to N Fk of the Sun
Jeff, I've not hiked that section, but did walk by the junction on the Silvertip Creek trail last year. It looked decently well used. That ridge looks like good deer and elk country, and my g...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Routes from S Fk of the Flathead to N Fk of the Sun
July 29, 7:45am

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

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STARBUCKS VIA Italian Roast
Tastes good enough, tiny and easy to use. What could be better? It not being so darn expen$ive.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:17pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
Tasty, moist, tasty, good calorie to weight ratio, compact, resists deformation, doesn't freeze too bad in the cold, tasty, made of real food, and tasty! Bar-shaped food does not get any bett...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:16pm

Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt
Cap 1 seems to have changed very little since it was called silkweight capilene back in the day. It dries very quickly, wicks pretty well (though not as well as cap 2), and most importantly feels lig...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
July 27, 2:12pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
I use a cut-down 48" Ridgerest on every trip. Bombproof, comfy, light, cheap. In winter, I add a full length under it. I actually sleep better on this than most inflatables, but realize I&...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
April 11, 10:47am

MLD Trailstar
In summary: Aside from a bivy sack for good weather and race pace endeavors, I've sold off the rest of my shelters. It's a great cross of a pyramid and a tarp. Finished weight, seam sealed...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 11, 10:39am

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
It's hard to get more warmth for the weight (or price). I like having a few pieces to add in as supplementary feet and/or torso pieces. It is quite fragile. Do not leave this on the outside o...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 28, 3:18pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
A very well designed cup. Light, but seems just as functionaly durable as Snowpeak or Evernew stuff. Ideal size for a soloist. The taller than it is wide shape is one I prefer for cooking on a fire...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 28, 3:03pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
Note 1: This is a review of my 2005/6 Houdini. It's longevity is revealing (it may have been the Dragonfly back then, even). Note 2: If the price is outrageous, no one would buy it! The prote...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:08pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I disagree with all Kev's objections, and desperately wish I could find more mediums to buy. The simplicity is what I love best. Actually, the perfect in all conditions from 70-10 F fabric is ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:00pm

patagonia down sweater
Note: I'm folding this review of the Down hooded pullover into this section because 1) the hooded p/o isn't made anymore, 2) the critical comments likely apply broadly. I really liked the d...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 27, 10:07am