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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

My Locale Crown of the Continent
About Me Social worker. Backcountry traveler and writer in my spare time.

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CityThe Fish
StateMontana
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://bedrockandparadox.com
My PDF Gear ListWinter '14/15

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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: Seams not taped
I'm not sure if Golite used different kinds of silnylon in their shelters before the Sil/Pu fabric.

In GEAR » Identifying SL-3 material
June 19, 3:23pm

Re: Waterproof my pack?
The old Ghost was a VX-21/VX-42 blend. Good pack. Spray on DWR will work for a while, but packs get dirty and dirt kills DWR. It can't hurt, but it won't last too long. Running a pa...

In GEAR » Waterproof my pack?
June 19, 3:22pm

Re: MYOG version of a Unaweep talon
My pleasure Curtis. What fabric?

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG version of a Unaweep talon
June 19, 2:46pm

Re: Identifying SL-3 material
If it has factory taped seams it's the Sil/PU fabric.

In GEAR » Identifying SL-3 material
June 19, 2:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Advice for a 45L/2800 ci backpack - packload never above 26 lbs/12kg
14 pounds is a very generous allowance. My usual compliment of packrafting gear (Yukon Yak w/ deck and light thigh straps, paddle, foam PFD, lash straps, repair kit) is barely 10. Frameless pac...

In GEAR » Advice for a 45L/2800 ci backpack - packload never above 26 lbs/12kg
June 19, 2:42pm

Re: Advice for a 45L/2800 ci backpack - packload never above 26 lbs/12kg
Jimmer, please take the time to make your points in a manner which fits the forum guidelines. Folks like to claim it, but I've yet to see an argument as to how the FTC endorsement regulation...

In GEAR » Advice for a 45L/2800 ci backpack - packload never above 26 lbs/12kg
June 19, 8:13am

Re: Lightest & Best 3 Layer Rain Jacket?
Short answer: For me lightweight Goretex is the best raingear around. I'd look at the Arc'teryx Alpha FL or SL, and the Haglofs LIM III or parka. Both companies have good face fabrics...

In GEAR » Lightest & Best 3 Layer Rain Jacket?
June 13, 6:54pm

Re: Re: Re: 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
Thanks for the details Chase, I revised the summary to reflect them. You guys got full value from your route! I feel a little bad that both Nick/Conner and Chase/Alex followed my intentional di...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
June 13, 6:19pm

Re: Re: Conditions from Gates Park to Route creek?
Gary, that fire was somewhere NW of the Gates ranger station. The CDT was rerouted that fall. John, Meredith and I were hiking up the South Fork to raft back down when that 2012 fire got starte...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
June 12, 1:16pm

Re: Conditions from Gates Park to Route creek?
It was burned, but not recently. According to the fire hx map John posted above back in March, that stretch burnt way back in '81. It's still almost entirely open until you get close to R...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
June 12, 10:17am

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

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STARBUCKS VIA Italian Roast
Tastes good enough, tiny and easy to use. What could be better? It not being so darn expen$ive.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:17pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
Tasty, moist, tasty, good calorie to weight ratio, compact, resists deformation, doesn't freeze too bad in the cold, tasty, made of real food, and tasty! Bar-shaped food does not get any bett...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:16pm

Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt
Cap 1 seems to have changed very little since it was called silkweight capilene back in the day. It dries very quickly, wicks pretty well (though not as well as cap 2), and most importantly feels lig...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
July 27, 2:12pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
I use a cut-down 48" Ridgerest on every trip. Bombproof, comfy, light, cheap. In winter, I add a full length under it. I actually sleep better on this than most inflatables, but realize I&...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
April 11, 10:47am

MLD Trailstar
In summary: Aside from a bivy sack for good weather and race pace endeavors, I've sold off the rest of my shelters. It's a great cross of a pyramid and a tarp. Finished weight, seam sealed...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 11, 10:39am

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
It's hard to get more warmth for the weight (or price). I like having a few pieces to add in as supplementary feet and/or torso pieces. It is quite fragile. Do not leave this on the outside o...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 28, 3:18pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
A very well designed cup. Light, but seems just as functionaly durable as Snowpeak or Evernew stuff. Ideal size for a soloist. The taller than it is wide shape is one I prefer for cooking on a fire...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 28, 3:03pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
Note 1: This is a review of my 2005/6 Houdini. It's longevity is revealing (it may have been the Dragonfly back then, even). Note 2: If the price is outrageous, no one would buy it! The prote...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:08pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I disagree with all Kev's objections, and desperately wish I could find more mediums to buy. The simplicity is what I love best. Actually, the perfect in all conditions from 70-10 F fabric is ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:00pm

patagonia down sweater
Note: I'm folding this review of the Down hooded pullover into this section because 1) the hooded p/o isn't made anymore, 2) the critical comments likely apply broadly. I really liked the d...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 27, 10:07am