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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: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: i don't pack raft, but i've been a dinghy sailor and have worn a dry suit in the winter for frostbiting
Justin that was a 2010 Yak with what is now the cruiser deck (only option available 5 years ago), now Clayton M's boat after I won a 2015 Yak with whitewater deck at the APA Roundup in July. I...

In GEAR » Waterproof bibs for packrafting?
August 26, 8:57pm

Re: Rock Climbing Shoe for Weak Foot?
The LaSportiva TC Pro is a proper climbing shoes that is pretty darn stiff. Not sure if that will solve your problem, but worth investigating.

In GEAR » Rock Climbing Shoe for Weak Foot?
August 26, 7:21am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Waterproof bibs for packrafting?
"...if I flip, I can always get out and change into dry clothes and get into my sleeping bag. Is there any flaw in that logic?" Just that you might flip in water which is cold and fast...

In GEAR » Waterproof bibs for packrafting?
August 26, 7:03am

Re: Tent - lightweight two person double walled tent suitable for cold wet winter weather in northeast
The C Spur will come up short when you add heavy snow to the mix. A solid fabric inner is nice when you're unfortunate enough to have condensation prone conditions and high winds, as the inevi...

In GEAR » Tent - lightweight two person double walled tent suitable for cold wet winter weather in northeast
August 25, 6:31pm

Re: Women Specific Ultralight Packs
If her torso is sub 15 inches you'll have few options. Otherwise any size small pack with a harness that works for her will be fine.

In GEAR » Women Specific Ultralight Packs
August 25, 6:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Waterproof bibs for packrafting?
No offense taken geezer, but save for the two matching legs and fact that you might get in the water pants/bibs with booties and a 3.5" neoprene waist cuff done up are not comparable to waders...

In GEAR » Waterproof bibs for packrafting?
August 25, 6:18pm

Re: Little death hollow
2 days is doable, but the hike will take longer than you think. A side trip over to the lower reaches of the Gulch is worthwhile. Another shortish loop in the area would be down the Main Fork of ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Arizona/Utah end of October suggestions
August 25, 2:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Waterproof bibs for packrafting?
If every discussion has to be prefaced with "you might get hurt if you use it improperly" not much of use will get done. I've spent plenty of time thinking about how to make a semi...

In GEAR » Waterproof bibs for packrafting?
August 25, 11:06am

FS: Sierra Designs DriDown Better Vest
Men's medium, neutral grey color, worn once for about an hour, 50 dollars shipped, CONUS and paypal only, email lord_sauron attt bedrockandparadox dott com if interested. This is a very well...

In Gear Swap » FS: Sierra Designs DriDown Better Vest
August 25, 7:29am

Re: Navigating
If you're going to do one thing in Utah it should absolutely be a slot canyon. In your shoes, to get some solid adventure and remote country without too much tech or mandatory 4x4 access I...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Arizona/Utah end of October suggestions
August 24, 10:11am

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