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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

My Locale Crown of the Continent
About Me Social worker. Endurance mountain bike racer, ultra-hiker, packrafter, BC skier, un-serious climber and canyoneer.

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CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://bedrockandparadox.com
My PDF Gear ListWinter '13

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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: thanks
The breathability of eVent is obviously a very nice thing to have. Rab has also proven to have a very good DWR (something Montbell, for instance, comes up short on), and an excellent hood (miles b...

In GEAR » Lightening up: dooReplace Windshirt (Houdini) and Rain Gear?
July 31, 12:16pm

Re: Lightening up: Replace Windshirt (Houdini) and Rain Gear?
Christoph, you could get marginal improvements in your current setup, but that's it. The '10 Houdini is still one of the best compromises between durability, weight, breathability, and wea...

In GEAR » Lightening up: dooReplace Windshirt (Houdini) and Rain Gear?
July 31, 10:06am

FS: Solomid, La Sportiva, Rab
Prices below include shipping in the US. No international sales. Payment via paypal only, "gift" appreciated. Email dave at backpackinglight dot com if interested. Brown MLD Solomid...

In Gear Swap » FS: Solomid, La Sportiva, Rab
July 31, 9:56am

Re: re
I have not. It's seemed to me for a few years now that the obvious next step for heavier use fabrics is a 400ish denier plain or basket weave with some manner of impregnation on both sides. S...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Backpack fabrics, features, and dimensions
July 31, 9:48am

Re: pictures are missing
Oops, looks like a few things got left in when I cut this down a bit during final edit. Will see about fixing.

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Backpack fabrics, features, and dimensions
July 31, 9:09am

Re: From Mt.Olympus summit down Hoh to the Pacific
Looks like a great trip.

In Packrafting » From Mt.Olympus summit down Hoh to the Pacific
July 30, 10:01am

Re: Re: MYOG: Backpack fabrics, features, and dimensions
I will fully own that geometry is not my strength.

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Backpack fabrics, features, and dimensions
July 30, 9:48am

Re: Millennials and the Backcountry
One of the original articles theses was that consumerism is a driver of the disinterest in plain old backpacking (etc) in favor of gravity/adrenaline/action/extreme sports in no small part because ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Millennials and the Backcountry
July 29, 3:24pm

Re: Routes from S Fk of the Flathead to N Fk of the Sun
Jeff, I've not hiked that section, but did walk by the junction on the Silvertip Creek trail last year. It looked decently well used. That ridge looks like good deer and elk country, and my g...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Routes from S Fk of the Flathead to N Fk of the Sun
July 29, 7:45am

Re: Millennials and the Backcountry
I don't disagree with the article, but I still can't find the specific evidence it gives that millenials are especially culpable in this regard. On the rare occasion the author cites examp...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Millennials and the Backcountry
July 25, 7:16am

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

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MSR Dromedary Bag (w/ hydro kit)
Some things I don't want lightweight. This is one. When I'm in the Grand Canyon or Escalante, a hard 10 hour hike to the next water, I don't want to worry about anything getting a hole i...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
December 06, 7:10pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Jacket
I bought this jacket when it first came out, the welded seams were awesome. And so they remain. The hood on this jacket is the best I've even seen. Works with no hat on my head, works just as...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 06, 7:03pm

Patagonia the company
Patagonia has put a new zipper on my Houdini, replaced an R2 with a blown zipper with another without question (in the outlet store, and gave me full retail credit for the 2 year old jacket), and sold...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 06, 6:55pm

Osprey Talon 22
I use my Talon 22 for day hiking, scrambling and peak bagging, but foremost for technical multi-day mountain bike trips. I've squeezed a few three day hikes out of it in summer, too. For all the...

In Backpacks - Frameless
December 06, 6:51pm

Granite Gear Vapor Trail
I have an early Vapor Trail, '03 model I believe. Back when it only cost 100 bucks and didn't have the strange hydration port on the bottom of the extension sleeve. Mine's been used pe...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 06, 6:40pm