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Michael Davis (mad777) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale South Florida
About Me I have a place in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and hike there a few times a year and looking forward to retiring there in a few years.

In Florida, most of my camping involves kayaking on our beautiful river swamps and kicking the alligators off the banks to pitch a tent.
CityPalm Beach
StateFlorida / New Hampshire
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Michael Davis

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Re: Sierra Sniveler: shivering and sniveling
I have never used those quilts personally, but I have always been skeptical of the large baffle spacing they use. I make my own down quilts and the key to controlling the migration of the down is ...

In GEAR » Sierra Sniveler: shivering and sniveling
August 09, 6:54pm

Re: Merino LS Top/Bottom
Icebreaker L/S Tech Lite I love these. My short sleeve one in men's large weighs 5.4 oz. It's super comfy and cool. http://www.icebreaker.com/site/icebreaker_man_superfine150_ls_tech...

In GEAR » Merino LS Top/Bottom
August 08, 7:17pm

Re: US Plastics is a great supplier for these
I've ordered stuff (not jars) from US Plastics. They are great people to deal with. Thumbs UP!

In GEAR » where to find small plastic jars?
August 08, 7:13pm

Re: Railriders Eco mesh on sale
I love Railriders! Oh, this requires spending money that I don't have... Thanks Jim. No, I really mean it - thanks Jim - I think? ;)

In Gear Deals » Railriders Eco mesh on sale
August 08, 7:10pm

Re: Toe Banging
I've always preferred shoes that laced up a little higher on my foot such that there is no gap left between the top lace and the vertical part of my ankle. Typically, most New Balance shoes do...

In Philosophy & Technique » Toe Banging
August 08, 6:51pm

Re: Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter
When I saw Randy's post about this filter on another forum, I immediately ordered one. Since I am anti-chemical (except for backup) and anti steripen (mine failed) this seemed to be the ticket ...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter
August 08, 6:48pm

Re: Re: Fav
QUOTE: While I am coming clean, I also have a four dog LT1. I have to admit I just need to advance my fire skill so I dont need to use esbit with it. I found it really hard to keep the tiny fire go...

In GEAR » What's your favorite cooking setup for one?
August 06, 7:39am

Re: What's your favorite cooking setup for one?
Fourdog bushcooker LT, solo size @ 2.5 oz and evernew ultralite Small pasta pot 0.7L @ 3.5 oz Stove fits in pot and pot is my mug. Add ti spork @ .6 oz. Total kitchen kit is 6.6 oz and takes ...

In GEAR » What's your favorite cooking setup for one?
August 05, 8:30pm

Re: SUL and advancing age
Yes indeed! Lightweight gear and a lightweight philosophy (leave the dutch oven at home) has made this 60 year old's hikes more enjoyable. But at the same time, it's not completely ab...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL and advancing age
August 04, 5:37pm

Re: 7d Karo Step Sewn-Thru Quilt
I am ordering materials to make a karo quilt as I read this. Mine will be 1.5" thick average, with 1" tall baffles. (I have done a sewn thru quilt before and I like baffles). I am stil...

In Make Your Own Gear » 7d Karo Step Sewn-Thru Quilt
August 04, 5:28pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Davis

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Backpackinglight Thurofare Pant
I love everything about these pants! They are so light it literally feels like I'm not wearing anything. My size large weighs 4.1 oz. They have features that count but not ones that don't. ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
February 27, 8:29pm

Big Agnes SL3
While there's no tent that works for all purposes in all environments, IMO this is the perfect tent for summer, or year round in Florida. It's a free standing, double wall tent, but the inner ...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 18, 7:47pm

TNF Diad
In summary, a well designed, lightweight, but not spartan, rain jacket. The jacket is a 2008 product in TNF's Flight Series. In men's size large it weighs 8.9 ounces. I am 6'-1" a...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 19, 4:28pm

Silva Type 54 Compass
This Brunton 54LU compass is also the called the Silva Explorer 54. Brunton USA and Silva of Sweden are the same company. The product is manufactured in Sweden. I am extremely pleased with the Brun...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
August 13, 4:52am

Icebreaker Tech T Lite Superfine 140
I am completely sold on Icebreaker's Tech T Lite 140 gm/m2. This shirt is pure comfort on 90+ degree, hard vertical hiking trips! I've tried poly, nylon including Columbia, Railriders, etc. Al...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
July 26, 1:45pm

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
Both my wife and I have the Max Thermo 3/4 length which weighs 15.0 oz on my scale. It has synthetic insulation inside the air chambers. It's construction is robust. I've never had a failure o...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 05, 7:43am

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
While I've always loved the lightweight factor of cooking with alcohol stoves, they consistantly detracted from the overall enjoyment of the outdoors. Fiddling with rickety pot stands, warped fly-...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 05, 7:29am

MSR Wind Pro
This is the stove that I go to when the weather dictates that water comes from melting the solid form. At 10.2 oz, including stuff sack, it's one of the lightest options to get the Btu's for w...

In Stoves - Canister
July 05, 7:08am

Gerber EVO Titanium-Coated Serrated Knife 2.8 oz
This is a great knife if you are looking for something more substantial than a razor blade but lighter than a Bowie knife. I know many people prefer a razor blade or ripping out a pair of sizzors f...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 24, 5:36pm

SteriPen Adventurer
At 3.6 ounces on my scale, it's lighter that pump filters (1 lb.+/-)and lighter than my ULA Amigo gravity filter (9.6oz). However, pre-filtering is required, through a bandana or coffee filter, et...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
September 22, 12:49pm