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David Bonn (david_bonn) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Cascades
About Me Semi-retired computer geek, sometime employee of the National Parking Lot Service, fluent skier and hiker.

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All Forum Posts by David Bonn

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Re: Re: groceries for ten days in the Pasayten
I'm getting my ride (only about twenty miles) tomorrow afternoon. There will definitely be snow. That's one reason the pace isn't all that aggro. But I've done similar trips in the past in ear...

In Photo Gallery » groceries for ten days in the Pasayten
June 21, 4:09pm

Re: groceries for ten days in the Pasayten
Some answers... The trip plan is to go from Thirtymile trailhead (near where four firefighters made national news in the worst possible way in 2001) and traverse the headwaters of the Chewuch Ri...

In Photo Gallery » groceries for ten days in the Pasayten
June 21, 3:05pm

groceries for ten days in the Pasayten
Oh, and the butter dish isn't going... The butter might, though.

In Photo Gallery » groceries for ten days in the Pasayten
June 21, 1:39pm

Re: Re: Chocolate and backpacking?
Actually, I always have something potentially messy like that in pretty redundant containers. Aluminum foil plus a ziplock is pretty good. Doubled ziplock sandwich bags in also good. Cellophane ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Chocolate and backpacking?
June 19, 12:25pm

Re: Chocolate and backpacking?
If I'm hiking someplace with cool nights I can keep chocolate from melting by burying it with most of the rest of my food deep in my pack. Usually my pack has the tarp/bivy/bug shelter at the very...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Chocolate and backpacking?
June 18, 4:36pm

Re: curiosity kills the cat: rappelling off a thin cord
I can think of a couple of reasons. One is that a thinner line would be more likely to cut or abrade in field conditions -- and a rope under tension (like when you are hanging from it) can be cu...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » curiosity kills the cat: rappelling off a thin cord
June 15, 1:20am

Re: Love at first sight
Patagonia stretch zephyr jacket (I'm wearing it right now). The stainless steel spoon with a can-opener on the end i got from A5 equipment in about 1987. A gold one-cup coffee filter I got fr...

In GEAR » Love at first sight
June 13, 11:16am

Re: 1000 miles and what do you get?
What would be tough about this challenge is turning down trail magic, since it technically would be a "resupply." I'd think almost the opposite trip would be an equal challenge: hike a thousand...

In GEAR » 1000 miles without resupply
June 11, 7:16pm

Re: warranties and ethics
I can see both sides of this problem. From the manufacturer's standpoint, they have to deal with the fact that the marketing materials and packaging were probably produced before the gizmo actua...

In Philosophy & Technique » warranties and ethics
June 11, 11:34am

Re: Help with Aqua Mira
Are you visiting the same location and using the same water sources every time you get sick? Do you treat all drinking water you use on your trip? Do you get sick every time you use Aqua Mira...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Help with Aqua Mira
June 09, 4:27pm

All Reader Reviews by David Bonn

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Western Mountaineering Summer Coupler
I think the big killer for me and my so was that it was made of cotton. It needs to be made of some very light synthetic instead. Once again, a great idea with poor execution.

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
August 26, 9:09am

Patagonia R1 Balaclava
One other thing that I think is good is that the stretchy fabric is relatively thin -- this means that if you are exercising you can still wear the hat in quite cold weather, and if it is wicked cold ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 25, 1:56pm

Superfeet Performance Green
Thirty bucks is a lot of money for an insole. But it is way cheaper than knee surgery. I've been using them religiously for four years in everything but rock climbing shoes and backcountry ski boots...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 09, 11:02am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
Lightweight, simple, doubles as a pillow. This pullover is a wonderful evolution of the original puffball pullover.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 09, 10:55am

GoLite Phantom Jacket
Awesome light jacket. Enormous pit zips help ventilation a lot. High pockets let you stash gloves and trail mix where you can get them without taking your pack off. A little heavier than some more ...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:53am

Patagonia Dragonfly pullover
I don't go anywhere without this pullover. For everything from groomed cross-country ski tours to weeklong climbing trips to long-distance backpacks. This is probably the most useful item of clothin...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
August 09, 10:51am

Patagonia Specter Jacket
Wonderfully light. Waterproof. Reasonably breathable. More expensive than my first car (and more waterproof too). The big pockets help venting a bit, but it doesn't (in my opinion) vent particul...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:49am

ULA Equipment P-1
I've used my P-1 since March, with several trips up to two weeks (with resupply) and trips as long as seven days without a resupply. I like the side pockets a lot. I'd like them better (and give t...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 09, 10:43am