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David Bonn (david_bonn) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale North Cascades
About Me Semi-retired computer geek, sometime employee of the National Parking Lot Service, fluent skier and hiker.

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All Forum Posts by David Bonn

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Re: No tarp?
Ideally, one of the BMW bivies that were sold on this sight would be perfect for what you have in mind, being very light and having bug netting and the ability to stake them out. They would work f...

In Gear Lists » No tarp?
June 09, 4:03pm

Re: 11oz quilt??
Unfortunately, by I'd love to have that 11oz quilt for the balmy days of summer and save the sleepingbag for the fall... Oh well, still looks very cool.

In GEAR » New BPL Products - Cocoon Fall 2007
June 02, 3:32pm

Re: Changes in Anonymous Posting Policy @ BPL
Ryan, Thank you.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Changes in Anonymous Posting Policy @ BPL
June 02, 1:15pm

Re: Adventure Foods
I've been happy with them. Mostly bulk purchases of dried vegetables and spices. Their powdered salsa is pretty good, though not as salsa.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Adventure Foods
June 02, 9:27am

Re: How Far, How Fast, How Heavy? Calculating the range for unsupported, long-distance hiking
Why do I see this thread on your link rather than the article we are discussing?. I'm really uncomfortable with formulas that mix dimensions. It is interesting that if you subtract your pack w...

In Editor's Roundtable » How Far, How Fast, How Heavy? Calculating the range for unsupported, long-distance hiking
June 01, 4:44pm

MSR Stoves and Pumps...
About failure modes of MSR stoves. I used the X-GK and various whisperlites for a very long time until I discovered ultralight backpacking. I still use my Whisperlight for winter trips or with ...

In GEAR » Which Stove
May 30, 12:23pm

Re: Solo or No Go
Is solo travel safe? Well, on the average, most any given solo hike would be less safe than the same hike with a partner. Of course, it would be safer still if that partner was a talented emerg...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Solo or No Go
May 23, 6:49pm

Re: Light Weight 4 season Tent
With respect to Stephenson Tents, there seem to be three kinds of people: people who find that they are fantastic and work very well, people who find they don't work well at all, and people like m...

In GEAR » Light Weight 4 season Tent
May 15, 8:14am

Re: Knobstone Thru hike
There is never one answer. A good book to invest in is "FIxing Your Feet" by John Vonhof (Wilderness Press).

In Make Your Own Gear » Cutting Tounges From Shoes
May 14, 12:12pm

This Glacier Lily was along the Methow River trail in the 2003 Needle Creek Burn -- this is about a half-dozen miles from where the Methow River trail meets the PCT. This arrowleaf balsamroo...

In Photo Gallery » Flowers
May 12, 12:05pm

All Reader Reviews by David Bonn

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Western Mountaineering Summer Coupler
I think the big killer for me and my so was that it was made of cotton. It needs to be made of some very light synthetic instead. Once again, a great idea with poor execution.

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
August 26, 9:09am

Patagonia R1 Balaclava
One other thing that I think is good is that the stretchy fabric is relatively thin -- this means that if you are exercising you can still wear the hat in quite cold weather, and if it is wicked cold ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 25, 1:56pm

Superfeet Performance Green
Thirty bucks is a lot of money for an insole. But it is way cheaper than knee surgery. I've been using them religiously for four years in everything but rock climbing shoes and backcountry ski boots...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
August 09, 11:02am

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
Lightweight, simple, doubles as a pillow. This pullover is a wonderful evolution of the original puffball pullover.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
August 09, 10:55am

GoLite Phantom Jacket
Awesome light jacket. Enormous pit zips help ventilation a lot. High pockets let you stash gloves and trail mix where you can get them without taking your pack off. A little heavier than some more ...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:53am

Patagonia Dragonfly pullover
I don't go anywhere without this pullover. For everything from groomed cross-country ski tours to weeklong climbing trips to long-distance backpacks. This is probably the most useful item of clothin...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
August 09, 10:51am

Patagonia Specter Jacket
Wonderfully light. Waterproof. Reasonably breathable. More expensive than my first car (and more waterproof too). The big pockets help venting a bit, but it doesn't (in my opinion) vent particul...

In Clothing - Raingear
August 09, 10:49am

ULA Equipment P-1
I've used my P-1 since March, with several trips up to two weeks (with resupply) and trips as long as seven days without a resupply. I like the side pockets a lot. I'd like them better (and give t...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 09, 10:43am