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David Drake (DavidDrake) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale North Idaho
About Me I manage the Fabrication Labs for a university architecture program, and teach design courses.
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Re: Re: dropping wt
I didn't read it as cynicism so much as a reflection of reality: if your goal is the lightest pack weight possible, you're better off focusing on food and water management than trying to dr...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Creative way you dropped 1oz
April 27, 8:47pm

Re: Pack Raincover Plans.
The obvious question is, why a pack cover (rather than pack liner)? Anyway, I just gave away the pack cover I had (hadn't used it in years). But as I recall, it was nothing but a big squaris...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pack Raincover Plans.
April 27, 12:36pm

Re: Jam 50/70
From specs, I'd expect the harness to be the same on both packs, with somewhat larger pack bag (and yes, longer extension) for the 70L. Since volume is a cube function, and pack weight (assu...

In GEAR » Jam 50/70
April 27, 12:25pm

Re: This is my wilderness pack
Bunta, Apologies for assuming you weren't Greek. One of the reasons people on your threads have been asking so many questions is to try and get a sense of the context of what you are trying ...

In Gear Lists » This is my wilderness pack
April 27, 11:39am

Re: RE:This is my wilderness pack
>"If i manage a 9kg base weight..." Why insist on such a heavy BW? If you get it down to 5 kg, that gives you either significantly lower starting and finishing weights or (prob. mor...

In Gear Lists » This is my wilderness pack
April 27, 10:49am

Re: More info
First time I used a tarp-type setup (BA tent in the otherwise-pointless 'fast-fly' mode) I was surprised by how sheltered (psychologically) I still felt. Obviously, not your experience. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Shelters
April 26, 9:34pm

Re: Quilt? Tent?
@ Duane: Wow--great spreadsheet. Much more extensive and detailed than the one I posted here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_...

In GEAR » Lightweight Sleeping Bag or Quilt (Advice Needed)
April 26, 11:37am

Re: Re: Shelter
Derek, Sorry, didn't mean to imply the goose down would last longer--I have no idea about that (but am also curious). Only that 800 fp goose is considered higher quality/lighter than the 750 d...

In GEAR » Lightweight Sleeping Bag or Quilt (Advice Needed)
April 26, 10:12am

Re: This is my wilderness pack
You haven't told us what distance you intend to cover on your 35-45 day hike. IF you keep your mileage (kilometer-age?) very low (lower exertion=lower calorie requirements), AND reduce your ...

In Gear Lists » This is my wilderness pack
April 26, 9:17am

Re: Ultralight Shelters
What was it that made you uncomfortable vs. a traditional tent?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Shelters
April 26, 8:29am

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