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b d (bdavis) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
About Me Happy to find this site. Camping, hiking, whatever - love kayaks and have a bunch of foldables if people are ever in the area and want to use one - including a Klepper double which is great for taking gear and two people anywhere, including by sail in low wind conditions. Spent so much time reviewing all the posts and articles here over Thanksgiving I thought I would fill in some blanks. Me and partner live a few miles from Lassen peak on Hwy. 44 if you want to look it up and are in the area. Welcome to use our home as a base.
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All Forum Posts by b d

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Re: Heavy Duty Drugs
Randy, What does your wife prescribe and consider good in a medical kit?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Heavy duty drugs
December 21, 12:40am

Re: Lighter duty drugs plus intervention.
Shawn, You wrote: "When injured, I would first seek medical intervention from technique, not drugs." Couldn't agree more. I would add, taking pain pills can lead to real...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Heavy duty drugs
December 21, 12:15am

Unsupported(?) Astronaut Food
This whole topic has got me rethinking and thinking for the first time about food. So ... I went to NASA to see what the astronauts do about food. At least minimally here is what they post on t...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Case Study of Unsupported, Roadless, Long Distance Trekking: Part 1. Pack Weight, Distance, and Caloric Balance
December 20, 10:50pm

Re: How's that?
You are welcome. Now we can get back to the serious business of studying and spending all our measily monetary repositories on gear, especially BMW and BPL gear. (Did you get sun burnt, and is tha...

In GEAR » Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's?
December 19, 7:53pm

Re: Re: Avatars
How is that?

In GEAR » Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's?
December 19, 7:39pm

Re: Avatars
I'll check that out. How about Hawaii?

In GEAR » Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's?
December 19, 7:14pm

Re: To carry or not to carry a PLB
I posted the following on a related thread: "Here is a US Coast Guard site summarizing EPIRB recommendations which discusses and defines the types, ranges, uses, and what not to buy or use:...

In Editor's Roundtable » Personal Locator Beacons & Other Wireless Technologies for Backcountry Travel?
December 19, 7:03pm

Re: Thoughts from a former SAR Member
Douglas and all, The one piece of gear I am thinking of taking or two possibly is/are: 1. Dye to put out on snow, the ground or in a lake, the bright orange kind that comes in sea safety kit...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » LW Mountain Rescue gear?
December 19, 6:29pm

Re: Fed Ex
As a lawyer who has helped a lot of start up businesses and specialized in it for awhile, it is hard to watch a start up business have problems like has apparently happened here. I would not a...

In GEAR » Big Sky shelters --- who has ordered? who got their's?
December 19, 4:22pm

Re: Re: Lightweight backpacking meets lightweight vacationing...
Nathan: Are you carrying the duffel type bag because of airline baggage handling? If so: A tote bag can hold a pack so that the airlines won't steal it, destroy it, etc. Then leave th...

In GEAR » Lightweight backpacking meets lightweight vacationing...
December 19, 4:14pm

All Reader Reviews by b d

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Outdoor Products Hall Pass Day/O'Nite Pack
I picked up this pack for $20 US at a Big 5 to experiment with (Campmor has it listed at $14.99). The thought was to see if it would do for a day, a night, and a day camping trip. Here it is packed,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 29, 1:22pm

Gorillapod SLR
I rarely bother to review items I would not use or which deserve less than a 4, but this chain caught my eye. Owning a GorillaPod for SLRs I can't recommend it for a person trying to go UL. So I...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
January 27, 7:32pm

Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Survival Gear - BPL Gear Shop)

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
January 27, 6:30pm

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil
I have been using the same piece of Reynolds aluminum foil for a windscreen and a food prep area for about 6 months, maybe 8 now. It held up well and is light weight. It is important to get the heav...

In Stoves - Other
January 26, 7:54pm

BMW Stealth 0 NANO (6x8) UL Tarp - 4.2 oz. Catenary Ridgeline
I don't think I could have found a better tarp to learn with and from. It is fragile compared to heavier fabric tarps, but it is precisely for that reason that it is a great learning tool This...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 26, 7:05pm

Mountain Hardwear Butter Balaclava
I entirely agree with Craig S.' review. I carry this item with me everywhere once the weather turns cool or cold. I wear it over or under my Mountain Hardwear Micro beanie, and both of them unde...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 26, 12:59pm

PossumDown Gloves (BPL Gear Shop)
These are a real find. I was waiting for the BPL Gear Shop to get them back in stock and am glad I waited. My partner got a pair of gloves from another New Zealand supplier and although they are gre...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 23, 8:35pm

Mountain Hardwear Phantom Down Jacket (Women's)
This is a piece of gear my partner obtained. But, it also works for me. She got a large to wear over other items, and it fits me fine as well. It is well made and is warm, but not too hot in cold...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 23, 8:16pm

OR DryComp Summit Sack
A few short months ago I never thought I could use a frameless pack. But, testing out systems and hiking more, because my pack weight was going down as my familiarity and technique with gear and the ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 21, 8:05pm

McNett AquaMira Water Treatment
It has taken some time, and a lot of winter boredom, to get to trying out chemical water treatment systems -- goal: reduce weight w/o gagging on the water after treatment. So after studying here I fi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 21, 7:10pm