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David Drake (DavidDrake) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale North Idaho
About Me I manage the Fabrication Labs for a university architecture program, and teach design courses.
CityMoscow
StateIdaho
CountryUS
My Website URLhttp://ddrake.net
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Living off land??
Bunta, I've looked at your list and your several posts. What food, exactly, can you "get from the land" that will provide 1000 Cal/day? How will you harvest it? Is it plants, anim...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food calculations
April 25, 10:05pm

Re: Re: Re: HELP with new trail shoe choice
>"i am trying to be light as much as possible..." >"My base is probably going to be around 26 lbs." For any normal sort of wilderness backpacking, these two statemen...

In GEAR » HELP with new trail shoe choice.
April 25, 3:10pm

Shelter
Another thing to consider: Going from a traditional bag to a quilt will require adjustment in technique--maybe an easy adjustment, maybe less so. A lighter tent (or fly + inner, or hybrid dou...

In GEAR » Lightweight Sleeping Bag or Quilt (Advice Needed)
April 25, 10:39am

Merino 150 base layer from Backcountry.com outlet--first impressions
Received this yesterday: http://www.backcountry.com/backcountry-merino-150-base-shirt-long-sleeve-mens Price was attractive: $43.45 (reg. $79). Shirt appears well made, nice flat seams, decen...

In GEAR » Merino 150 base layer from Backcountry.com outlet--first impressions
April 24, 6:52pm

Re: Re: sleeping bag
30 oz is pretty heavy for a 32F bag. But really, you'll prob. be fine with your list, esp. since it sounds as if you'll have plenty of opportunity (and time) to replace stuff--or send thing...

In Gear Lists » Western USA Gear List
April 24, 6:14pm

Re: Western USA Gear List
Hi Joel, I don't speak metric as a native language, so apologies in advance if I get any conversions wrong. Minus the camera gear, it looks like your BW is still over 16.5#. You can certain...

In Gear Lists » Western USA Gear List
April 24, 1:54pm

Re: Re: Move to Gear Lists?
I would just make a new post in Gear Lists, and edit the one here to indicate you moved it. Maybe indicate at the top of the new post that it was moved from Gear. Unfortunately, I don't thin...

In GEAR » Western USA Gear List
April 23, 6:30pm

Move to Gear Lists?
You'll prob. get better feedback if you move this to the Gear Lists forum.

In GEAR » Western USA Gear List
April 23, 2:10pm

Re: Beginners Gear List
Hi Cameron, The videos Link links to are excellent--once you see how light, simple, and effective Mike Clelland's setup is, you may realize how easy it is to hike with a load about half the we...

In Gear Lists » Beginners Gear List
April 23, 2:03pm

Snaps
This worked for me, and should be lighter than magnets: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=22027

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen secured by magnets
April 22, 2:02pm

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