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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

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About Me Social worker. Endurance mountain bike racer, ultra-hiker, packrafter, BC skier, un-serious climber and canyoneer.

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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: Re: There could also be cancellations
Overnight parking at all trailheads is just fine. The only problem is the Loop, which is typically full by 9am. There is a time cutoff after which slots won in the spring lottery go back into t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Going to Glacier NP! Your advice?
August 14, 8:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: nice - Fed up with this complaining BS
Certain what I might call off topic diversions in editorial threads are fine, as is disagreement with them, but please keep it within forum guidelines concerning profanity and respecting others.

In Editor's Roundtable » Martin Titanium Knife
August 14, 8:22am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Inov8 Trailroc 235 v. 255 fit
The X Talons with a wider forefoot is good news, quite interested. I like the Trailroc 235 fit, but they're still at the point where they cause excess fatigue when hiking with a heavier pack. ...

In GEAR » Inov8 Trailroc 235 v. 255 fit
August 13, 9:18pm

Re: Re: Inov8 Trailroc 235 v. 255 fit
Something stiffer underfoot and with a hair more cushion. More durable uppers would be ok as well.

In GEAR » Inov8 Trailroc 235 v. 255 fit
August 13, 5:07pm

Inov8 Trailroc 235 v. 255 fit
I like Trailroc 235s, the fit most of all, but would like something with a bit more beef. Anyone who'se worn both care to comment on any differences in fit?

In GEAR » Inov8 Trailroc 235 v. 255 fit
August 13, 3:19pm

Re: Martin Titanium Knife
Kestral knives makes a number of similar blades. I had one of their ti Ultralighter knives last year. Gorgeous, and a very cool concept, but the limitations in how it cut and the flexible ti ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Martin Titanium Knife
August 13, 10:11am

Re: Wind River High Route
Nice work guys. I've only been in the Winds on climbing trips many moons ago, but based on that limited experience the Dixon/Wilson route from last year seemed to leave a bit to be desired in ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wind River High Route
August 12, 6:37pm

Re: gossamer gear zippered top pocket
Benji, I'd hesitate to expose the "inside out" inner layer of the pocket, as that would expose the PU coating to UV and abrasion, and thus significantly hasten its demise. 550 para...

In GEAR » gossamer gear zippered top pocket
August 12, 6:21pm

Re: Alaska Mountain Wilderness Race Rafting Fatality
I lost a lot of sleep over this last night. I met Rob briefly before and after the '11 and '12 races, and count myself fortunate to have done so. Modern wilderness recreation is a great...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alaska Mountain Wilderness Race Rafting Fatality
August 12, 1:28pm

Re: Solomid
Kevin, the Solomid is factory standard: no perimeter netting. One could use a nest, bug bivy, etc if so inclined. I spoke a bit hastily above: the Solomid weighs 18.6 oz in the MLD stuffsack wi...

In Gear Swap » FS: Solomid, La Sportiva, Rab
August 12, 8:41am

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

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Tastes good enough, tiny and easy to use. What could be better? It not being so darn expen$ive.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:17pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
Tasty, moist, tasty, good calorie to weight ratio, compact, resists deformation, doesn't freeze too bad in the cold, tasty, made of real food, and tasty! Bar-shaped food does not get any bett...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:16pm

Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt
Cap 1 seems to have changed very little since it was called silkweight capilene back in the day. It dries very quickly, wicks pretty well (though not as well as cap 2), and most importantly feels lig...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
July 27, 2:12pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
I use a cut-down 48" Ridgerest on every trip. Bombproof, comfy, light, cheap. In winter, I add a full length under it. I actually sleep better on this than most inflatables, but realize I&...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
April 11, 10:47am

MLD Trailstar
In summary: Aside from a bivy sack for good weather and race pace endeavors, I've sold off the rest of my shelters. It's a great cross of a pyramid and a tarp. Finished weight, seam sealed...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 11, 10:39am

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
It's hard to get more warmth for the weight (or price). I like having a few pieces to add in as supplementary feet and/or torso pieces. It is quite fragile. Do not leave this on the outside o...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 28, 3:18pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
A very well designed cup. Light, but seems just as functionaly durable as Snowpeak or Evernew stuff. Ideal size for a soloist. The taller than it is wide shape is one I prefer for cooking on a fire...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 28, 3:03pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
Note 1: This is a review of my 2005/6 Houdini. It's longevity is revealing (it may have been the Dragonfly back then, even). Note 2: If the price is outrageous, no one would buy it! The prote...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:08pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I disagree with all Kev's objections, and desperately wish I could find more mediums to buy. The simplicity is what I love best. Actually, the perfect in all conditions from 70-10 F fabric is ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:00pm

patagonia down sweater
Note: I'm folding this review of the Down hooded pullover into this section because 1) the hooded p/o isn't made anymore, 2) the critical comments likely apply broadly. I really liked the d...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 27, 10:07am