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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
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Re: Oops!
Kids these days, with their e-cigarettes and their snortable alcohol...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered Alcohol
April 21, 8:20pm

Re: Make you own powdered alcohol.
"I would use grain alchohol to make this and I bet it is lighter than any bottled grain alcohol. " Um--how closely did you read the recipe?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered Alcohol
April 21, 8:03pm

Bought an EE Enigma 30*--first impressions
Received my 30* Enigma quilt yesterday--first impression confirms Enlightened Equipment's excellent reputation. Ordered a regular length/regular width just before EE changed the Enigma sizin...

In GEAR » 30F Bag Comparisons--which to buy? (with spreadsheet!)
April 21, 8:08am

Re: Re: Re: Re: New sleeping bag
Delmar: A couple threads here (quick results from searching "900 fill"): http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=56407 ...

In GEAR » New sleeping bag
April 20, 9:40pm

Re: Re: New sleeping bag
Agree with Rick. Unless you go with a quilt or hoodless bag, it's hard to beat the Western Mountaineering Ultralite (or similar) weight-wise. And it's 29 oz. It also has a MSRP well over $4...

In GEAR » New sleeping bag
April 20, 8:58pm

Moved post.
Moved post to earlier thread.

In GEAR » EE Enigma Quilt--first look
April 20, 8:27pm

Altra Aesthetics
It's a minor point, but the Lone Peaks look they were designed by an aspiring Marvel Comics artist.

In GEAR » Are any of the Altra shoes even a little durable?
April 19, 5:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Dirtier water boil longer
When (or if) backcountry water is safe to drink without treatment has been endlessly debated on these forums. The key requirement for what I suggested was very low risk water isn't "cle...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 19, 2:34pm

Re: Dirtier water boil longer
"...we cannot know just by looking at it if water is safe to drink." But we *can* make reasonable assumptions by looking at surrounding conditions. Turbid water at lower elevations,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 19, 11:20am

Re: Lone Peaks
I'd prefer zero drop and a generous toe box, but the Roclite sole is amazing--both for the lugs and the sticky rubber.

In GEAR » New Roclite 295s--anyone tried them yet?
April 17, 7:00pm

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