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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:This is my wilderness pack
>"If i manage a 9kg base weight..." Why insist on such a heavy BW? If you get it down to 5 kg, that gives you either significantly lower starting and finishing weights or (prob. mor...

In Gear Lists » This is my wilderness pack
April 27, 10:49am

Re: More info
First time I used a tarp-type setup (BA tent in the otherwise-pointless 'fast-fly' mode) I was surprised by how sheltered (psychologically) I still felt. Obviously, not your experience. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Shelters
April 26, 9:34pm

Re: Quilt? Tent?
@ Duane: Wow--great spreadsheet. Much more extensive and detailed than the one I posted here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_...

In GEAR » Lightweight Sleeping Bag or Quilt (Advice Needed)
April 26, 11:37am

Re: Re: Shelter
Derek, Sorry, didn't mean to imply the goose down would last longer--I have no idea about that (but am also curious). Only that 800 fp goose is considered higher quality/lighter than the 750 d...

In GEAR » Lightweight Sleeping Bag or Quilt (Advice Needed)
April 26, 10:12am

Re: This is my wilderness pack
You haven't told us what distance you intend to cover on your 35-45 day hike. IF you keep your mileage (kilometer-age?) very low (lower exertion=lower calorie requirements), AND reduce your ...

In Gear Lists » This is my wilderness pack
April 26, 9:17am

Re: Ultralight Shelters
What was it that made you uncomfortable vs. a traditional tent?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Shelters
April 26, 8:29am

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

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