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David Bonn (david_bonn) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Cascades
About Me Semi-retired computer geek, sometime employee of the National Parking Lot Service, fluent skier and hiker.

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Re: Re: Re: Boots Advice
I think full-on leather boots are a dying breed, at least for backpacking. A friend of mine who worked for Raichle commented that it was harder and harder to get a big piece of leather without d...

In GEAR » Boots Advice
July 06, 5:27pm

oh, and what I use...
I forgot to mention what I use. I have a sony DSC-U-something that I bought for $30 bucks from a big box store. They didn't have the box or the manual (which you can find on the internet anyway...

In Editor's Roundtable » Camera Selection Basics for the Lightweight Backpacker
July 06, 3:13pm

Re: Boots Advice
Inov8, Montrail, Salomon, Lowa, Garmont, New Balance, NIke, and Hi-Tech all make excellent trail shoes. More important than any other factor is how well they fit you. And I don't have your feet t...

In GEAR » Boots Advice
July 06, 3:04pm

polarizing filters...
A big pet peeve of mine is that compact digital cameras which have a way to accept filters are extremely rare. Especially since a polarizing filter is a pretty outrageously effective tool for prod...

In Editor's Roundtable » Camera Selection Basics for the Lightweight Backpacker
July 05, 4:29pm

Re: No Cook LDH Ideas
I'm a bit confused. Are you assuming that you are carrying water for 5-10 days, and don't want to carry more to rehydrate food? Or do you want a few meals that you can consume at a waterless camp...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No Cook LDH Ideas
July 01, 5:48pm

Re: Plugging in the Formula Correctly
I think a lot of the good arguments for "skin out weight" are about ambiguity. I remember at an ADZPCTKO a few years back there were people showing off their ultralight base weight. More than one...

In GEAR » Plugging in the Formula Correctly...
July 01, 5:35pm

... and how it was in the Pasayten
Looking towards Horseshoe Basin... Two days later, from between Spanish Camp and Upper Cathedral Lake...

In Photo Gallery » groceries for ten days in the Pasayten
June 30, 8:16am

Re: groceries for ten days in the Pasayten
Well, it turned out to be only eight days... THe weather was great, and what snow there is is melting very quickly. Unfortunately, the bridge over the Pasayten River was removed last year and...

In Photo Gallery » groceries for ten days in the Pasayten
June 30, 7:56am

Hi, I like their food and have bought quite a bit in bulk. Keep in mind that it adds up to a lot of food, so unless you really like something and aren't likely to get sick of it and are out a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » MJ's Farm Do it yourself bulk...
June 30, 7:54am

Re: Re: groceries for ten days in the Pasayten
Clarified butter? Nope. I just take a chunk and it gets used up long before it can go bad. The temperatures aren't going to be *that* warm. This was taken last year maybe a few miles south ...

In Photo Gallery » groceries for ten days in the Pasayten
June 21, 7:55pm

All Reader Reviews by David Bonn

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Western Mountaineering Summer Coupler
I think the big killer for me and my so was that it was made of cotton. It needs to be made of some very light synthetic instead. Once again, a great idea with poor execution.

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
August 26, 9:09am

Patagonia R1 Balaclava
One other thing that I think is good is that the stretchy fabric is relatively thin -- this means that if you are exercising you can still wear the hat in quite cold weather, and if it is wicked cold ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 25, 1:56pm

Superfeet Performance Green
Thirty bucks is a lot of money for an insole. But it is way cheaper than knee surgery. I've been using them religiously for four years in everything but rock climbing shoes and backcountry ski boots...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 09, 11:02am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
Lightweight, simple, doubles as a pillow. This pullover is a wonderful evolution of the original puffball pullover.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 09, 10:55am

GoLite Phantom Jacket
Awesome light jacket. Enormous pit zips help ventilation a lot. High pockets let you stash gloves and trail mix where you can get them without taking your pack off. A little heavier than some more ...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:53am

Patagonia Dragonfly pullover
I don't go anywhere without this pullover. For everything from groomed cross-country ski tours to weeklong climbing trips to long-distance backpacks. This is probably the most useful item of clothin...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
August 09, 10:51am

Patagonia Specter Jacket
Wonderfully light. Waterproof. Reasonably breathable. More expensive than my first car (and more waterproof too). The big pockets help venting a bit, but it doesn't (in my opinion) vent particul...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:49am

ULA Equipment P-1
I've used my P-1 since March, with several trips up to two weeks (with resupply) and trips as long as seven days without a resupply. I like the side pockets a lot. I'd like them better (and give t...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 09, 10:43am