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David Neumann (idahomtman) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern Idaho
About Me 47 year backpacker, former national Sierra Club backpack leader, school superintendent
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All Forum Posts by David Neumann

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Bearikade weekender
I used the Bearikade weekender on a JMT thru-hike in 2005. It is light, easy to pack and fits in many, though not all, backpacks. I painted a fluorescent orange stripe around the circumference of m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Can Cheating?
December 15, 11:54am

Wonderland
Thanks for the post. I have attempted to do the Wonderland twice. Haven't gotten on the trail yet. In 2006 the trail was wiped out by flooding and they weren't issuing permits. Then last se...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight in Wonderland
December 10, 9:19am

Leukotape
Don't you have difficulty removing the Leukotape from your skin? This is a great product, expensive though, but it adheres to skin vigorously especially if you coat the skin with Tincture of Be...

In Editor's Roundtable » Necessity vs. Importance: Considering Ultralight Essentials
July 16, 10:04am

Leukotape
Don't you have difficulty removing the Leukotape from your skin? This is a great product, expensive though, but it adheres to skin vigorously especially if you coat the skin with Tincture of Be...

In Editor's Roundtable » Necessity vs. Importance: Considering Ultralight Essentials
July 16, 10:03am

re: Tarptent Contrail
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In Gear Swap » WTB: Tarptent Contrail
June 14, 7:33am

I agree with Karl
I have found over the 47 years I have been backpacking, that DEET is the most effective repellent. Permethrin sprayed onto clothes is also very helpful. The two together protected me in a 2005 (hug...

In GEAR » Insect repellent - what do you use?
June 14, 7:22am

meals for longer trips
I prefer to cook only in the evening, so my current regimen includes: breakfast: 1 Larabar, 1 Probar snack #1: 1 Larabar, 1 Granola Bar snack #2: candy bar snack #3: mixed nuts dinner: pasta...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What meals do you eat on longer trips?
June 06, 12:19pm

re: superfeet
David, I've been wearing Superfeet insoles for a little over 3years. When I was training for a JMT thru-hike I started to have some foot problems and the salesperson at REI suggested I try t...

In GEAR » Superfeet - how many wear them?
June 03, 3:37pm

No Griz
No need to worry about Grizzly Bears in the Mt. Borah region. The peak is considered a long one day climb from the nearest roadhead. One very exposed section near the summit. Class 2-3.

In Post-Trip Reports » Idaho Mt Borah Area?
May 08, 7:43pm

Solo Hiking
Now that my boys are grown and have left for other adventures, all my backpacking is solo. I did the JMT solo in 2005 in 9.5 days. When I'm alone I find I can really put out the miles. I enjoy ...

In Philosophy & Technique » New Solo Hiking Thread
May 02, 5:23pm

All Reader Reviews by David Neumann

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Inov8 Flyroc 310
I've been wearing the Flyroc 310s for six months. I do use my Superfeet insoles which may take away some of the flexibility these shoes are known for but they work great for me. Light, good toe pr...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 13, 10:46am

Bozeman Mountain Works Torsolite Pad
I have owned this pad for awhile but haven't used it until this weekend on a trip to Glacier Lake in Oregon. I broke a rib earlier this summer and needed some additional padding not provided by my...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 13, 10:05am

Nunatak Arc Specialist
For my first experience using a quilt, I was very impressed. I ordered this quilt in order to have more room because I like to sleep on my side and bring my legs up a little. Weighs only one pound and...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 13, 10:03am

Bozeman Mountain Works Vapr NANO Bivy Sack (Pertex Quantum)
Awesome is the only word to describe this piece of equipment. Had I not suffered a broken rib earlier this summer, I would have got to use this item of equipment earlier, but I spent a wonderful weeke...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 13, 10:00am

ZPacks Zilch
I just had a chance to use my new Zilch from ZPacks and found it to be a great value and I would give it a five if the closure held a little better. With a pad stuffed into the back pocket, I was not ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 13, 9:56am

Esbit stove and Esbit fuel cartridges Official brand...aus BRD
I have had reasonable success with the Esbit stove and fuel if I use a wind screen and a decent lid on the pot. I have also found the residue and odor to be somewhat unpleasant. I purchased a beer can...

In Stoves - Other
June 15, 10:53pm

Repel Lemon Euculyptus Insect Spray
Smells nice, works when there aren't too many mosquitoes around. Doesn't cut it for really bad bugs. Really, I've been using 100% DEET for over 35 years and I am okay; both physically and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 25, 9:07am

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
I love this pad. It is lightweight and provides reasonable comfort. It works for my 5'10" frame provided I used my pack and other items for padding under my legs. I have used it successfully ...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
May 17, 12:54pm

Pentax Optio WP
Just received my new Optio W20 purchased through Amazon.com. Mine weights 5.4 ounces with the battery and card installed. Nice package, light weight, compact and, so far at least, excellent picture qu...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
April 24, 8:45am

Suunto Vector
I've had mine for two years and it has lived up to my expectations. It is large but once you wear it awhile you will get used to it. The watchband has been fine and looks as good as new. My only c...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
April 10, 10:34pm