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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

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About Me Social worker. Endurance mountain bike racer, ultra-hiker, packrafter, BC skier, un-serious climber and canyoneer.

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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: Re: Re: Zion Canyons.
The canyon permit deal has gotten a bit ridiculous. I've had luck in the last year using the week-in-advance lottery. Birch is a very nice canyon. Heaps is one of the most gorgeous places ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Keyhole Canyon and Orderville Canyon in Zion
April 18, 7:28am

I don't know Jim, I assume it has a decent amount. I found the Boreas too warm as a sun shirt, and think the A Start would be also.

In Editor's Roundtable » Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody review
April 17, 10:34pm

Re: Zion Canyons.
Nice. Put mystery and spry on the list next.

In Post-Trip Reports » Keyhole Canyon and Orderville Canyon in Zion
April 17, 10:31pm

Re: Re: Gossamergear Riksak
I can't. When I had a proto last autumn I was sworn to silence and didn't take any photos.

In GEAR » hike to base camp - day/side hike pack suggestion
April 17, 7:29pm

Re: Early June
Quite a few loops in the bob could be done in early June, but it really depends on how warm may is. Also, rivers are often really high in early June. Scary high. The bear tooths will likely sti...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Early June in Montana
April 17, 5:29pm

Re: Gossamergear Riksak
The new Riksak 2 is pretty sweet. Shoulder straps are quite a bit better than the Flash 18. But you can get the Flash in bright colors.

In GEAR » hike to base camp - day/side hike pack suggestion
April 16, 8:31pm

Re: Dreaming with my tax return...
A nice road bike. Seasonally appropriate, and good fitness which won't hurt your ankle.

In GEAR » Dreaming with my tax return...
April 16, 2:17pm

Re: Early June in Montana
You could access the North and/or South Fork of the Sun River from Gibson Reservoir. Those valleys will be snow-free, though making a good loop is harder. The northern reaches of Yellowstone (in ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Early June in Montana
April 16, 5:53am

Re: Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
Looks good Sam. I use one on my single shot to keep rounds close, but leave it off the bolt guns to keep them slick.

In Make Your Own Gear » Rifle Stock Ammo Holder
April 15, 10:21am

Re: Re: Re : Re: Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody vs Arc'teryx Squamish
Yes, mine was multicam. Weird there would be such a difference.

In Editor's Roundtable » Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody review
April 14, 4:18pm

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

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Patagonia DAS Parka
Please note: my comments pertain to the 2009 Primaloft One version of the DAS. I have to agree that this is not an ultralight piece of gear. Not insofar as the insulation goes (the P-One is great ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 27, 9:58am

Western Mountaineering Ultralight Super
SL, you must be a big dude ;) The only change I'd make to mine is to slim it down a bit, but I'm skinny. Otherwise, it's Western Mountaineering. Bomber quality and attention to deta...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
October 30, 11:34pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
After seeing how well Chris Plesko's worked last fall, I had to have one. The wait for it to come into stock was long, and the price for something so small seemed silly, but it's now one of m...

In Stoves - Other
August 27, 10:14am

Evernew Titanium Sierra Style Cup
The previous reviewers thoughts on the limitations of the Sierra cup shape are well taken. It's small, and only works for certain circumstances, but in those circumstances it works very well. ...

In Cookware - Titanium
August 27, 10:05am

evernew ultralight 1.3l ti pot
I've had mine since 2004. It's been used with a Dragonfly, Esbit ti wing stove, and quite a lot on a campfire. The nonstick feature may not last forever, but the rest of it has been impressi...

In Cookware - Titanium
August 27, 10:00am

MSR E-Wing
I'm giving this a five because I have no complaints, provided you keep in mind what this critter is (small). The E-wing is not big enough to provide fail-safe solo protection for one person in ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
July 31, 3:32pm

Black Diamond First Light
It might be. I've had my Firstlight since 2004. I pro-dealed one of the very first to hit the market. I seam sealed it thoroughly, and have been using it without fuss ever since. The desig...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
July 05, 2:27pm

Smartwool Beanie
I've yet to experience any stretch or sag with mine. It's warm but not too warm, tight (but not too) on my big head, and most importantly long enough to cover my ears. It wicks very well...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
May 19, 7:57pm

Patagonia Spraymaster
I like the stretchy fabric, I like the athletic cut (the medium is ideal for me at 5'11" and 160ish), and the minimal features. I don't care or expect much from breathability in a hard s...

In Clothing - Raingear
May 19, 7:47pm

Petzl Tikka
I have a first gen Tikka, bought in October of 2000. I change batteries when needed (hardly ever compared to my old Petzl Micro!), and replaced the stretched out elastic band several years ago (Petzl...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
December 06, 7:14pm