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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

My Locale Crown of the Continent
About Me Social worker. Backcountry traveler and writer in my spare time.

I have given up on PMs due to their tendency to encourage poorly considered inquiries. Please contact me through my website. I enjoy pack construction and trip planning questions in particular.
CityThe Fish
StateMontana
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://bedrockandparadox.com
My PDF Gear ListWinter '14/15

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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: New Paradox Unaweep Packs — Divide & Exposure
Kyle, I haven't seen either model in person. The Divide is intended to have backpacker-ish dimensions and features. The Exposure is a clamshell style bag.

In GEAR » New Paradox Unaweep Packs — Divide & Exposure
April 26, 9:57pm

Re: ...
Hitching from the end to either Kalispell or GFalls could be an all day affair or longer. GF would probably be a little easier. I think flying into either, renting a car, and leaving it at the en...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
April 24, 2:29pm

Re: One month until kick-off
No worries Dan, it was an ambiguity worth clearing up. I hang my food and cook at least 50 yards from where I sleep. There is not too much traffic down the dirt road to Swift Reservoir, espec...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
April 23, 1:54pm

Re: Re: Re Wood Frame Pack
Thanks for the link, missed that the first time. Gorgeous work on the joints and finish.

In Make Your Own Gear » Wood Frame Pack
April 20, 10:46pm

Re: Swift Res.
The "official" finish is the south side TH and campground. It did not occur to me that anyone would think otherwise, but I'll make that more clear in the relevant spots. I'd str...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
April 20, 10:42pm

Re: Narrowing Utah focus
I really like the Roost, I'd say it is both beautiful and harsh. The technical canyons are fantastic, but plenty of options without them. It is more similar to the Escalante than most other p...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help narrow focus for Southern Utah trip?
April 20, 1:34pm

Re: Question about Polartec Alpha
I'm sure Alpha will degrade eventually. My assumption is that it will do so much slower than Primaloft, like the various kinds of Climashield.

In GEAR » Question about Polartec Alpha
April 20, 10:20am

Re: I need a specific size tent
Al, the BT2 might work for you. The entrance is definitely taller than 55 inches. I think you could get in and out by just standing straight up, but as I don't have similar issues cannot guar...

In GEAR » I need a specific size tent
April 20, 10:19am

Re: Wood Frame Pack
Super pretty George. I'm curious about what wood you used, and how you shaped it.

In Make Your Own Gear » Wood Frame Pack
April 20, 10:15am

Re: Station ID: 307
I'd say fairly soon, as it's supposed to crack into the 70s here in town the next few days. Badger is good because in many ways it's a worst-case example; fairly high, in thick forest,...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
April 20, 10:13am

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