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David Thomas (DavidinKenai) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Creating Case for Rod, can't find End caps!
I've gone to plumbing and electrical supply houses and asked to buy the protective end caps used to ship threaded pipe. They are very similar to patio furniture end caps - a little squishy. Usu...

In Fishing » Creating Case for Rod, can't find End caps!
June 22, 10:53am

Sleeping pads?
Any need for sleeping pads? I've got a mess of old-style thermarests - too heavy by today's standards for backpacking (they used to be the go-to pad), but thicker, warmer, and sturdier tha...

In Gear Swap » WTB- some car camping essentials
June 20, 11:53am

Another Alaskan weighs in.
I appreciate Buck putting the fear of bears into perspective. I too, just got off the trail in bear country - a pretty (infamously) tough 33-mile trip, the Chilkoot Trail from Skagway, Alaska t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Spreay 225g or 325g?
June 20, 7:15am

Stiffer soles.
If your feet feel beat up, I'd look for more stiffness in the soles, not cushioning. I assess that by taking a display shoe, gripping the toe end in one hand and the heel in my other and trying...

In GEAR » Help with choosing shoes please
June 14, 1:28am

Re: BPL Exclusive!
I am Spartacus!

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 13, 1:30am

Re: BPL Exclusive!
I am Spartacus! Edited to add: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8h_v_our_Q In case anyone didn't get the reference.

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 10, 12:42am

Re: BRS-3000T stove - gearbest.com - buyer be aware
I've gotten a pair from gearbest. And others from smaller sellers on eBay out of China. It took a long time during the West Coast Lingshoremen's strike, but I got them all. I guess YMMV...

In Gear Deals » $11 - lightest available canister stove: BRS-3000T Ultra - light 25g Miniature Stove Burner
June 09, 1:59pm

BRS-3000T
If you've got a little time, Google "Gearbest BRS stove" and an $11, free shipping, 25 gram (0.88 ounce) option pops up. They arrive in about 2 weeks. I've liked the ones I&#...

In GEAR » Stoves
June 08, 5:20pm

Re: Hiking saunas
On short trips (10 km hike in), I've done both hot tubs and saunas. Saunas are easier and lighter. We had the advantage of camping on an ocean beach, so we made a loose log cabin with large dri...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking saunas
June 08, 4:06pm

Re: Re: We talk a lot about bears. What about boars?
Karen: Agreed. I'll be picking up some some black bear pastrami next week. I expect it to be quite good - like the last batch. The first bits of this particular guy were tasty as stew in ca...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » We talk a lot about bears. What about boars?
June 07, 7:56pm

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