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kevin davidson (kdesign) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mythical State of Jefferson
About Me je suis un alpiniste, skieur de randonee, marcheur ultra léger, dessinateur d'intérieurs, et connoisseur de microbrew.
moins c'est plus!
Cityune petite ville dans l' ouest
Countryétat libre de l'Orégon
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Zip Pack---order to ship time
I think it was something like 9 weeks.

In GEAR » MLD Zip Pack?
July 16, 11:01am

Can you say Apple @ $130plus ? *
As for Apple and IPhone scoffers----my Apple stock is laughing all the way to the bank. :-P Bill, not quite wilderness-ready--- either you need to pack in a solar recharger or wait for version 2...

In Multiple Use Gear » iPhone for Backpacking-Ready or Not?
July 15, 10:10pm

re.UL Backpack for use with inflatable ground pad?
Intriguing Avatar.... I would start by trying on the packs that you can in a brick and mortar store, such as the Vapor Trail and also possibly the Women's REI Quick UL 45 Pack. If you can fi...

In GEAR » UL Backpack for use with inflatable ground pad?
July 15, 8:32pm

Personal Messages are a great site feature
Nevermind, I see you now allow PMs

In Gear Swap » Feathered Friends Red Epic Jacket $50
July 15, 8:14pm

how to extend OP Sak life
>>Op Saks inside stuffsacks... Which is how I use my OP Sak odor barrier bags, specifically inside of an Ursack (where required) and inside a spin-nylon sack otherwise. The main thing to w...

In GEAR » durability of O.P. Saks?
July 15, 8:08pm

Rab Summit height
Judging from the photos of Doug in the BPL review (he is a little over 6'), the tent is higher than 70 cm and probably is the 89 cm (35") measured by Franco. However, that is still one sho...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Rab Summit Extreme Tent REVIEW
July 14, 11:31am

BD--some fit, some ?
6' 2" and I fit in a Firstlight or I-tent on the diagonal and no problems with the Lighthouse and Eldorado. Haven't tried in the latest BD Superlight Tents, though---I wonder about th...

In GEAR » New OD Box/ MontBell Tent
July 13, 6:22pm

Zip Pack----My precious!
and we wants it! And finally now we are going to gets it! Long, long, it was forged by the Appalachian Trail Elves of Roanoke, woven of purest sil-mithral... The Gear Lord, Ron-Bell of the ...

In GEAR » MLD Zip Pack?
July 13, 4:29pm

re.Uno's non-W/B canopy
Sigh.... :-(

In GEAR » New OD Box/ MontBell Tent
July 13, 3:31pm

Digital compasses
The Suunto X6 digital compass is much more reliable than the Vector's. St. Moritz has a very interesting alti-compass watch out in a metal case and a sapphire crystal! With a digital compass...

In GEAR » Compass recommendation?
July 13, 1:46pm

All Reader Reviews by kevin davidson

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Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
In the Sub one pound category of packs made specifically for backpacking, this is probably the finest blend of form and function---a "practical" SUL Pack that is still composed of lightweigh...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 22, 9:53pm

Backpacking Light Firelite SUL-500 Cookpot
...but I do actually own one of these puppies, so I'll chime in. It's thin, thin, thin and I could squeeze a significant dent into it, in my hand. You don't get this extreme level of light...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 17, 12:55pm

Playpus 2L Big Zip
It's never leaked in it's 1 1/2 years of use and have come to trust it. I generally use this on group trips where it's nice to have larger volumes of purified water on hand in camp situati...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 9:01pm

Platypus Platy Reservoir
The dedicated hydration systems by Platypus are more reliable than the "retrofit" of the resevoir into one. The Big Zip is far better to the purpose.

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 8:54pm
Very efficient and friendly CS from BPL. Addie (and Ryan---when A. is on vacation) runs a tight ship----my questions and requests have been handled very promptly and services like running down to the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 14, 3:02pm

BMW Cocoon Pro 60 Parka
Another preliminary review focusing on fit, features and construction. Although many of you might be more attracted with the (on paper) 1 oz. savings of weight of the Cocoon Hooded Pullover, the Pr...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 12, 10:13pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I got these to supplement my aging Golite Synergy pants---they have several things going for them. They are very light, very water resistant and have partial leg zips to ease putting on over shoes or ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 06, 12:12pm

MiniBullDesigns SSBIT
Another very fine MBD alcohol stove. This one is a pressurized top jet design that produces a flame narrow enough to use with Heine and Foster can/pots. It was ostensibly designed to retrofit Esbit s...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 06, 11:51am

ULA Equipment
Brian is not only a great designer of packs, but a great sewer, too, when the seamstress brigades of Logan, UT are fully engaged. He also has entertained us over the last few years with on-line diarie...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 05, 9:30pm

MiniBullDesigns Stealth (ver.1)
This fierce but absurdly light (.23 oz.) little side-burner is great for boiling water in a Snow Peak 600 cup. Takes about 6 min. Burns for about 8 minutes or so on 1 oz. of fuel. This was an earli...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 02, 11:23am