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Michael Davis (mad777) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale South Florida
About Me I have a place in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and hike there a few times a year and looking forward to retiring there in a few years.

In Florida, most of my camping involves kayaking on our beautiful river swamps and kicking the alligators off the banks to pitch a tent.
CityPalm Beach
StateFlorida / New Hampshire
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Michael Davis

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Re: Hiking Pants: What do you Wear and why?
I have a couple pair of BPL's Thorofare pants. They are the best hiking pant ever! Not only do they weigh next to nothing (4.1 oz men's large) but you can walk through a stream, knee deep,...

In GEAR » Hiking Pants: What do you Wear and why?
August 02, 4:32pm

Re: Re: Best backpacking hat?
+1 on the Tilley! Hey, you gotta have SOME style, lol.

In GEAR » Best backpacking hat?
August 02, 3:55pm

Re: Smartwool Glove Liner Weight?
1.6 ounces for my X-large and 1.2 ounces for my wife's small. Don't leave home without them!

In GEAR » Smartwool Glove Liner Weight?
July 14, 6:23pm

Re: Need help from Karo Step quilt experts!
Thanks Tim, The thiness of the quilt has me worried the most. Like you say, there is less room for error.

In Make Your Own Gear » Need help from Karo Step quilt experts!
July 11, 10:40am

Re: Re: adding plastic to backpanel
Michael, The only downside I can see to folding the CCF pad at the back panel is that it moves your load away from your back, therefore moving your center of gravity backward. While that is gener...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Frameless Backpacks State of the Market Report 2011
Part 2B – Technical Evaluation – Measurement of Pack Load Carrying Capacity

July 11, 4:52am

Need help from Karo Step quilt experts!
I am about to embark on making my first Karo Step quilt, so I need some guidance. But, a bit of background first. I have made several down quilts, including hammock underquilts and wearable quil...

In Make Your Own Gear » Need help from Karo Step quilt experts!
July 10, 6:43pm

Re: MYOG Black Bomber Backpack
Impressive! Very professional work combined with great design ideas. Well done :)

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Black Bomber Backpack
July 10, 6:49am

Re: Lemon Eucalyptus
I've used lemon Eucalyptus on my skin and it works fairly well. I am opposed to DEET. It is not intended for clothing, IMO that would be a waste of money and effort. The permethrin alone on ...

In GEAR » Lemon Eucalyptus
July 07, 5:43pm

Re: Switchback hammocks
You are right to be looking at the Switchbacks if you are a side sleeper that tosses and turns. That describes me exactly. I love my Switchback and I also have other popular hammocks like the War...

In Hammocks » Switchback hammocks
July 06, 8:25pm

Re: "UL knife kit"
Hey Craig, nice handles on your Eskabar! Can you give us some details on them?

In GEAR » UL knife kit
July 06, 6:44pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Davis

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Backpackinglight Thurofare Pant
I love everything about these pants! They are so light it literally feels like I'm not wearing anything. My size large weighs 4.1 oz. They have features that count but not ones that don't. ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
February 27, 8:29pm

Big Agnes SL3
While there's no tent that works for all purposes in all environments, IMO this is the perfect tent for summer, or year round in Florida. It's a free standing, double wall tent, but the inner ...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
September 18, 7:47pm

TNF Diad
In summary, a well designed, lightweight, but not spartan, rain jacket. The jacket is a 2008 product in TNF's Flight Series. In men's size large it weighs 8.9 ounces. I am 6'-1" a...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 19, 4:28pm

Silva Type 54 Compass
This Brunton 54LU compass is also the called the Silva Explorer 54. Brunton USA and Silva of Sweden are the same company. The product is manufactured in Sweden. I am extremely pleased with the Brun...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
August 13, 4:52am

Icebreaker Tech T Lite Superfine 140
I am completely sold on Icebreaker's Tech T Lite 140 gm/m2. This shirt is pure comfort on 90+ degree, hard vertical hiking trips! I've tried poly, nylon including Columbia, Railriders, etc. Al...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
July 26, 1:45pm

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
Both my wife and I have the Max Thermo 3/4 length which weighs 15.0 oz on my scale. It has synthetic insulation inside the air chambers. It's construction is robust. I've never had a failure o...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
July 05, 7:43am

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
While I've always loved the lightweight factor of cooking with alcohol stoves, they consistantly detracted from the overall enjoyment of the outdoors. Fiddling with rickety pot stands, warped fly-...

In Stoves - Alcohol
July 05, 7:29am

MSR Wind Pro
This is the stove that I go to when the weather dictates that water comes from melting the solid form. At 10.2 oz, including stuff sack, it's one of the lightest options to get the Btu's for w...

In Stoves - Canister
July 05, 7:08am

Gerber EVO Titanium-Coated Serrated Knife 2.8 oz
This is a great knife if you are looking for something more substantial than a razor blade but lighter than a Bowie knife. I know many people prefer a razor blade or ripping out a pair of sizzors f...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 24, 5:36pm

SteriPen Adventurer
At 3.6 ounces on my scale, it's lighter that pump filters (1 lb.+/-)and lighter than my ULA Amigo gravity filter (9.6oz). However, pre-filtering is required, through a bandana or coffee filter, et...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
September 22, 12:49pm