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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: TOILET PAPER
No TP. No Problem.

In GEAR » TOILET PAPER
May 02, 9:45pm

Re: The joy of food
I'm with Dale on this. Besides, granola isn't particularly calorie-dense. I have a dark chocolate almond variety that about as high in calories as I've found (haven't looked too ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Packing JUST a giant bag of granola (with nuts, raisins, etc)...
May 01, 9:08am

Re: Re: Re: Re: dropping wt
"This was posted on the SUL Thread." Fair enough. So to respond to the OP, although I doubt it saves a whole ounce, I *do* carry toothpaste in one of those teeny-tiny tubes you get in ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Creative way you dropped 1oz
April 28, 9:52pm

Re: Comments
As I said, your list is already pretty good (who could blame you for wanting a net inner with the bugs in the Midwest?) And a different pack will easily get you below the magic 10# mark. I have ...

In Gear Lists » Three Season List - Finally Finished School
April 28, 9:40pm

My basic list for this season--anything missing?
Three-ish seasons, western mountains, rain possible but days of downpour or drizzle unlikely. Possible lows mid-30s, highs to mid 70s (60s more likely). Three day trip for consumables calculation (...

In Gear Lists » My basic list for this season--anything missing?
April 28, 8:42pm

Re: Three Season List - Finally Finished School
Hi Christian. Sounds like you just finished at OU--I got an MFA there back in 2001, hiked Zaleski a few times. Wish I had done it with a lighter pack. Overall, nice list. Might be time for a ne...

In Gear Lists » Three Season List - Finally Finished School
April 28, 7:31pm

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

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