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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: 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

Re: Bob Marshall 50mi Loop Recommendations
Fires are allowed just anywhere, just be sensible about it. Probability of wildlife is probably greatest in the North Wall area, more specifically in the upper reaches of the N Fork Sun. There is...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bob Marshall 50mi Loop Recommendations
July 24, 8:18pm

Re: Re: Bob Marshall 50mi Loop Recommendations
Those are all good options, and popular for a reason. I could give you recommendations all day, but if you've never been any of those options are as good as any others. Hanging shouldn...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bob Marshall 50mi Loop Recommendations
July 23, 8:11am

Re: New Panel Loader From ZPacks
Joe and John, nice work, looks well done. The #5 zip and especially internal compression straps will I think be key to longevity. The top cinch in stock form looks like a roll top without the o...

In GEAR » New Panel Loader From ZPacks
July 23, 8:07am

Re: Bob Marshall 50mi Loop Recommendations
Daniel, all three are solid options. Which you pick should come down to personal preference. A lot of option 1 burned last year. This can be good, in that you'll have more open views, and ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bob Marshall 50mi Loop Recommendations
July 22, 4:48pm

Re: cutting off double layer in hood
Not worth doing, thing works well as is. I actually bought a LS crew and sold the hoodie. Fantastic sub 40F baselayer, and I liked the low profile neck better. I am considering buying the one ...

In GEAR » Patagonia Capilene 4 Hoody
July 20, 8:14am

re: packrafting
Here is a photo my wife took on Sunday's trip. Morgan Rucks, a distinctly non Scout sized person, running Kintla Creek rapid on the North Fork in our Scout. Warm weather does have it'...

In GEAR » Gear spew from the Packraft Roundup
July 15, 9:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Bob Marshall South Fork Hiking / Fishing
"Does one really need to change into clothes that werent used while cooking also or is that a bit extreme?" In my book it is indeed extreme, and I've cooked and eaten a lot of fi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bob Marshall South Fork Hiking / Fishing
July 15, 4:41pm

Re: Re: Re: ...APA Roundup
A repeat in 2015 is very likely. Hope your trip went well Aiden.

In Packrafting » APA Packraft Roundup, July 11-13
July 15, 4:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Gear spew from the Packraft Roundup
The proto UL Scout had a lighter vectran material in the tubes, and a much lighter urethene floor. Not sure what they'll end up with eventually. Doom was very enthusiastic about the performan...

In GEAR » Gear spew from the Packraft Roundup
July 15, 4:34pm

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