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b d (bdavis) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
About Me Happy to find this site. Camping, hiking, whatever - love kayaks and have a bunch of foldables if people are ever in the area and want to use one - including a Klepper double which is great for taking gear and two people anywhere, including by sail in low wind conditions. Spent so much time reviewing all the posts and articles here over Thanksgiving I thought I would fill in some blanks. Me and partner live a few miles from Lassen peak on Hwy. 44 if you want to look it up and are in the area. Welcome to use our home as a base.
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All Forum Posts by b d

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Re: hiking without maps on timber company land
nathan m, While I totally agree with you. Going on any private property without permission is wrong. The lands of private timber companies are the same. Therefore, as a map issue it shoul...

In Philosophy & Technique » specific Map question:
December 16, 10:06pm

Re: Re: Help. What's Sierra Trading Post's 20% Coupon Code?
I am a new person here, but the idea that it is either the forums fault or any individual purchaser's fault that another cannot find a "good deal" is a joke.

In GEAR » Help. What's Sierra Trading Post's 20% Coupon Code?
December 16, 9:51pm

Re: Re: Gear List for a Mid-January AT Start
Bill, You have inspired me to go that extra gram, ounce, and mile or hardship in my thinking. So much thanks.

In Gear Lists » Gear List for a Mid-January AT Start
December 16, 7:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: AT stove combination
Since I don't know what an AT stove is it is hard to follow this, but I have been thinking about the Tibetan Buddhist butter lamps a lot lately as I try to figure out a fire heating / cooking s...

In Make Your Own Gear » AT stove combination
December 16, 6:02pm

Re: Re: No response?
I get lost in my hometown (55 miles away). So I had to buy a map of the city just to run errands. Imagine what trouble I'd be in playing Christopher Columbus or Magellan?

In Philosophy & Technique » specific Map question:
December 16, 5:36pm

Advice on wood drier / burner from can?
Today, I have been working on a light weight can trying to use it as a wood drier/ fire starter. My first contact with BPL was when I was studying which kind of stove to buy: canister, alcohol, pu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Advice on wood drier / burner from can?
December 16, 5:23pm

Re: Food Dehydrators
I use a basic, low cost dehydrator (like $70 US or so), a review of it is posted and Laurie added comments and insights at the Reader Reviews, Foods - Energy Bars, etc.: http://www.backpackingli...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food Dehydrators
December 16, 4:25pm

Re: ULA Relay
Miles: Great minds think alike? :)

In GEAR » Lightweight backpacking meets lightweight vacationing...
December 16, 4:05pm

Re: Lightweight backpacking meets lightweight vacationing...
Funny, I was thinking the same thing about ultralight camping ideas applying to my business and other travel. Also learning a lot here. The pack I have been wanting to try that sounds perfect f...

In GEAR » Lightweight backpacking meets lightweight vacationing...
December 16, 4:03pm

Cookie Cooling Rack to Camp Grill
I have often used readily available, generally cheap, and sometimes light weight common items found in local stores for camping, kayaking, and sailing gear. The cookie or baking cooling grill is a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cookie Cooling Rack to Camp Grill
December 16, 12:19pm

All Reader Reviews by b d

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Outdoor Products Hall Pass Day/O'Nite Pack
I picked up this pack for $20 US at a Big 5 to experiment with (Campmor has it listed at $14.99). The thought was to see if it would do for a day, a night, and a day camping trip. Here it is packed,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 29, 1:22pm

Gorillapod SLR
I rarely bother to review items I would not use or which deserve less than a 4, but this chain caught my eye. Owning a GorillaPod for SLRs I can't recommend it for a person trying to go UL. So I...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
January 27, 7:32pm

Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Survival Gear - BPL Gear Shop)

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
January 27, 6:30pm

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil
I have been using the same piece of Reynolds aluminum foil for a windscreen and a food prep area for about 6 months, maybe 8 now. It held up well and is light weight. It is important to get the heav...

In Stoves - Other
January 26, 7:54pm

BMW Stealth 0 NANO (6x8) UL Tarp - 4.2 oz. Catenary Ridgeline
I don't think I could have found a better tarp to learn with and from. It is fragile compared to heavier fabric tarps, but it is precisely for that reason that it is a great learning tool This...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 26, 7:05pm

Mountain Hardwear Butter Balaclava
I entirely agree with Craig S.' review. I carry this item with me everywhere once the weather turns cool or cold. I wear it over or under my Mountain Hardwear Micro beanie, and both of them unde...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 26, 12:59pm

PossumDown Gloves (BPL Gear Shop)
These are a real find. I was waiting for the BPL Gear Shop to get them back in stock and am glad I waited. My partner got a pair of gloves from another New Zealand supplier and although they are gre...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 23, 8:35pm

Mountain Hardwear Phantom Down Jacket (Women's)
This is a piece of gear my partner obtained. But, it also works for me. She got a large to wear over other items, and it fits me fine as well. It is well made and is warm, but not too hot in cold...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 23, 8:16pm

OR DryComp Summit Sack
A few short months ago I never thought I could use a frameless pack. But, testing out systems and hiking more, because my pack weight was going down as my familiarity and technique with gear and the ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 21, 8:05pm

McNett AquaMira Water Treatment
It has taken some time, and a lot of winter boredom, to get to trying out chemical water treatment systems -- goal: reduce weight w/o gagging on the water after treatment. So after studying here I fi...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 21, 7:10pm