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kevin davidson (kdesign) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me je suis un alpiniste, skieur de randonee, marcheur ultra léger, dessinateur d'intérieurs, et connoisseur de microbrew.
moins c'est plus!
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FS--- L Cocoon Pullover (UL60)
One can only have so many insulated jackets in their gear closet... This size large Cocoon Pullover is form an earlier crop but in excellent condition and with DWR renewed. Full loft as new and ...

In Gear Swap » FS--- L Cocoon Pullover (UL60)
July 13, 1:30pm

Ursacks and rodents.
You do need to use the Ursack with odorproof bags. I haven't had any rodent issues w/ mine in the PNW and Sierra in the 3 years I've used one---I have the sage green Spectra fabric model.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » URsack in the Grand Canyon
July 13, 12:27pm

Compass tidbits.
Jason, I have the Ranger CL. I used to use it giving orienteering classes. I think it is overkill for most backpacking situations and a bit big to be comfortable in a pants pocket. i never bring it...

In GEAR » Compass recommendation?
July 13, 11:18am

Montbell Mafia
Yes, I want to know what Montbell is paying the 3 of you and how I can get a piece of the action. :-D As for the Typhoon (does it have a name, yet?), excellent opportunity for testing out your h...

In GEAR » New OD Box/ MontBell Tent
July 13, 10:57am

Sleeping systems and condensation, etc.
Only if condensation were the only source of moisture in or around one's sleeping set up. I don't find appreciable amounts of condensation forming between the 2 bags as I use them. One also...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Nunatak Akula & Torre
July 13, 10:47am

OD Box Tent
I'd be more excited if I knew this would fit a 6 foot (plus) Gaijin. Why do I have the feeling that the length of this will only accommadate a pre-war generation Japanese alpinist? :-)> ...

In GEAR » New OD Box/ MontBell Tent
July 13, 10:22am

Utterly depends on who you're sharing this bag with... :-)>

In GEAR » Spoonin' Bag
July 12, 10:31pm

OMM explained Out of merry 'ole England.

In GEAR » Compact sleeping pad
July 12, 10:28pm

OMM pads and stuff
OMM has some interesting stuff. Packs, Bags, mats and more. Jim, a couple of questions----what are the OMM mats made of and how thick are they? What did you do to your Marathon to strip it down ...

In GEAR » Compact sleeping pad
July 12, 7:59pm

Half bags, my sleeping systems, and Economics----warmth for the buck (or Euro)
Henk, you might sleep colder than me and need the additional insulation. But what do I know? :-) In the mild side of Alpine Winter conditions, I use, as need dictates, a Marmot Hydrogen (24 oz.)...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Nunatak Akula & Torre
July 12, 6:26pm

All Reader Reviews by kevin davidson

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Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
In the Sub one pound category of packs made specifically for backpacking, this is probably the finest blend of form and function---a "practical" SUL Pack that is still composed of lightweigh...

In Backpacks - Frameless
July 22, 9:53pm

Backpacking Light Firelite SUL-500 Cookpot
...but I do actually own one of these puppies, so I'll chime in. It's thin, thin, thin and I could squeeze a significant dent into it, in my hand. You don't get this extreme level of light...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 17, 12:55pm

Playpus 2L Big Zip
It's never leaked in it's 1 1/2 years of use and have come to trust it. I generally use this on group trips where it's nice to have larger volumes of purified water on hand in camp situati...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 9:01pm

Platypus Platy Reservoir
The dedicated hydration systems by Platypus are more reliable than the "retrofit" of the resevoir into one. The Big Zip is far better to the purpose.

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
July 15, 8:54pm
Very efficient and friendly CS from BPL. Addie (and Ryan---when A. is on vacation) runs a tight ship----my questions and requests have been handled very promptly and services like running down to the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 14, 3:02pm

BMW Cocoon Pro 60 Parka
Another preliminary review focusing on fit, features and construction. Although many of you might be more attracted with the (on paper) 1 oz. savings of weight of the Cocoon Hooded Pullover, the Pr...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 12, 10:13pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I got these to supplement my aging Golite Synergy pants---they have several things going for them. They are very light, very water resistant and have partial leg zips to ease putting on over shoes or ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 06, 12:12pm

MiniBullDesigns SSBIT
Another very fine MBD alcohol stove. This one is a pressurized top jet design that produces a flame narrow enough to use with Heine and Foster can/pots. It was ostensibly designed to retrofit Esbit s...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 06, 11:51am

ULA Equipment
Brian is not only a great designer of packs, but a great sewer, too, when the seamstress brigades of Logan, UT are fully engaged. He also has entertained us over the last few years with on-line diarie...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 05, 9:30pm

MiniBullDesigns Stealth (ver.1)
This fierce but absurdly light (.23 oz.) little side-burner is great for boiling water in a Snow Peak 600 cup. Takes about 6 min. Burns for about 8 minutes or so on 1 oz. of fuel. This was an earli...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 02, 11:23am