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David Neumann (idahomtman) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Northern Idaho
About Me 47 year backpacker, former national Sierra Club backpack leader, school superintendent
My PDF Gear ListDave's Wonderland SUL List

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All Forum Posts by David Neumann

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WTB: Osprey Aether 60 Medium
I'm interested in buying a slightly used, recent Osprey Aether medium pack in good condition at a fair price. Obviously not a UL pack, but sometimes I need to hump a heavy load. If you've r...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Osprey Aether 60 Medium
November 10, 8:46am

FS: Thermrest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad - Regular (SOLD)
This item has been sold. Thanks Rich. Used eight nights. In excellent condition. Clean; no holes or repairs. Repair kit included (never used). Always used mattress on top of 1/8" pad insi...

In Gear Swap » FS: Thermrest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad - Regular
August 17, 12:55pm

Re: WTB: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite
David, I have a regular I will sell for $110 including shipping CONUS. It has been used 8 nights, is in perfect condition and includes the stuff sack and repair kit. Although it is the most comfort...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite
August 02, 4:21pm

I did the Wonderland solo in five days back in 2009. I did my research regarding camps and got my permit without changes. I had nearly perfect weather with only one day with a thunderstorm. I had i...

In Editor's Roundtable » Wonderland Trail
June 18, 8:59am

Katoolah KTS Aluminum Hiking Crampon - SOLD
Thanks Roger. Will ship tomorrow.

In Gear Swap » FS: Katoolah KTS Aluminum Hiking Crampon
June 05, 6:08pm

Katoolah KTS Aluminum Hiking Crampon - SOLD
I kind of let this one drop, but would like to sell these new crampons. Price reduced to $95 with free shipping CONUS.

In Gear Swap » FS: Katoolah KTS Aluminum Hiking Crampon
June 05, 3:10pm

One of the great hikes
I was fortunate to thru-hike the Wonderland in 2009. I took five days and I have to agree that it is quite simply stunning in every way and definitely worth the effort. Having done it once, I have ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Wonderland Trail
October 23, 10:53am

FS: Katoolah KTS Aluminum Hiking Crampon -- SOLD
Kahtoola’s KTS are made with 7075 Aircraft Aluminum, you’ll harness both traction and durability in a single piece of winter gear. Master snowy and icy terrain alike with the lightest alumi...

In Gear Swap » FS: Katoolah KTS Aluminum Hiking Crampon
September 14, 5:32pm

FS: BPL Vapr NANO Bivy Sack (sold)
Lightly used, excellent condition BPL Vapr NANO bivy. Black Pertex upper with white Cuben bottom. No holes or tears. Ready for your next XUL or SUL trip at only 4.6 ounces including insect scre...

In Gear Swap » FS: BPL Vapr NANO Bivy Sack
August 09, 12:07am

price reductions on remaining items
Price reductions on remaining unsold items.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD, ULA, BD, MB, BPL, Ursack, Nunatak
August 05, 8:01am

All Reader Reviews by David Neumann

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I have always had excellent, quick service from this company. I have called on several occasions to insure I was ordering the correct item and received friendly, expert help. I have also had them call...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 25, 6:43pm

Sawyer Premium Insect Repellant --
I use this product and as far as I can tell it is very effective against mosquitoes. I treated my socks, pants, shirt, and hat prior to a JMT thru-hike leaving in July on a wet year and rarely needed ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 16, 10:46am

Probar Energy Bar
After reading Shawn's review I went to Probar's website. I was impressed so I ordered a case of bars from (cheapest I could find with a cursory search). I was pleasantly surprised b...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
March 08, 4:36pm

Gossamer Gear
I have also had positive experiences with GG both both with Glen and the current owner(s). I purchased a pack and when it arrived I found it to be too large. I called, got Glen and had authorizati...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 06, 11:59am

Black Diamond Ion
I have used the BD Ion for several years. It is light weight and has proven adequate for my needs, but I agree that there are other lights to consider; the Photon among them. For a minimalist headlamp...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
March 03, 6:32pm

Lighten Up DVD with Glen Van Peski .
I enjoyed it and picked up a few tips, but the audience is more likely someone who has either not yet adopted a lightweight backpacking philosophy or is in the early stages of adoption. Definitely a g...

In Books and Media
March 02, 10:51am

Patagonia the company
I have been doing business with Patagonia from before it became Patagonia (Chouinard Equipment). Their products are high quality, environmentally sound and they have an outstanding business philosophy...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 01, 8:41pm

MSR Pocket Rocket
I've used this stove for many years. Great value, low price, good fuel economy, fast. Not great in the wind, but with some natural screening, works pretty well. Never had any problems with the sto...

In Stoves - Canister
February 28, 6:22pm

Six Moon Designs
I own the Lunar Solo (older model), Essence pack, Gatewood Cape and I owned a Starlite which I used on a JMT thru-hike of 10 days but subsequently sold when I bought the Essence. The Starlite proved t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 22, 2:50pm

Snow Peak 600
I've used this cup for my solo backpack trips for several years now. I also use heavy duty foil for a lid. I've now replaced it with my new FireLite 500 with lid and am excited by the prospect...

In Cookware - Titanium
February 22, 9:55am