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David Drake (DavidDrake) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me I manage the Fabrication Labs for a university architecture program, and teach design courses.
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Not too surprising...
It seems to me, just the tone of Chase Norton's appeal should have raised red flags--very heavy on the marketing and ego, very light on demonstrated hiking experience. Having said that, I th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Solo Death Valley Trek
March 01, 10:10am

Re: Re: Devin
Devin, Here's one of my 3 season setups, BW a little over 7 pounds. Assumes nights sometimes dipping into mid-30s (but not consistently) and possibility of rain, but not days of wet conditio...

In GEAR » Ultralight Gear 'lists'
February 26, 10:52am

Re: new gear list
Hi Edward, I should have clarified--mine *isn't* a poncho tarp, just a tarp. I carry separate rain gear. Pictures are near the end of an article here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-...

In Gear Lists » New gear list, nothing fancy
February 26, 8:04am

Re: Gatewood cape
Alex, I use a MYOG silnylon shaped tarp, 9.6 oz including lines. Roughly the same size and coverage as a Gatewood. 360 degree coverage--can pitch pretty tight to the ground if need be. No concerns...

In Gear Lists » New gear list, nothing fancy
February 25, 8:46pm

Re: AT
+1 MB. Same thing where I hike (PNW and intermountain west): I hardly ever see UL hikers, let alone have them trying to borrow stuff. What I do see is overloaded folks, about 3 1/2 miles from the t...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
February 24, 7:41pm

Another budget option
Don't overlook making your own gear. Thrift stores often have good used sewing machines for $20 or so. You can make a ~10 oz shaped tarp with 360 degree protection for about $30 in materials. P...

In Gear Lists » New gear list, nothing fancy
February 23, 7:34am

Re: Test number
9.72 cfm seems significant, compared to 3M Propore (DriDucks) which (IIRC) Richard Nisley tested at 0.33 cfm.

In GEAR » Any point in getting a new wind shirt?
February 22, 12:08pm

Re: lots of 50 milers, plus weenend backpacks
Hi Bob, Is that Seven Devils, ID? Just curious--what route did you use for 50 miles? Loop? Mostly on-trail or off?

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » what trips does your troop have planned for this year?
February 22, 10:44am

Homeopathic A & E
Reminds me of this Mitchell and Webb sketch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMGIbOGu8q0

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The only first aid kit you'll ever need
February 22, 9:31am

Any point in getting a new wind shirt?
I have a Golite Dakota windshirt I like okay. Good for rest stops, not so good for more than a few minutes of hiking. But for 3 season hiking when it's not raining, I'm usually warm enough ...

In GEAR » Any point in getting a new wind shirt?
February 21, 11:07pm

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