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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: Advanced-Beginner Trips in the GC?
The Deer-Thunder loop is sick. Extra points for the long cool drive in and the TH out in the middle of nowhere. I'd say it's a bit harder than the S Rim loops discussed thus far, if not...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Advanced-Beginner Trips in the GC?
December 19, 4:55pm

Re: Re: Grouse
In order: -Mule deer or elk backstrap -Mule deer or elk blade roast -Blue grouse -Wild Turkey -Whitetail backstrap etc.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Hazard: turkeys!
December 19, 9:52am

Re: Negotiating the Permit System: Six Western US National Parks
The ability to do 20-30 mile days makes a big difference getting walk-ins anywhere. It still helps in Glacier, but the 7 weeks spanning the end of July, August, and the first half of September has...

In Editor's Roundtable » Negotiating the Permit System: Six Western US National Parks
December 19, 9:44am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Seek Outside LBO vs. MLD Duomid XL vs. TT Stratospire 2
More tension on the lineloc'd guypoint sewn into the top of the flaps will solve that entirely (and add extra ridgeline support).

In GEAR » Seek Outside LBO vs. MLD Dumid XL vs. TT Stratospire 2
December 19, 8:14am

Re: Advanced-Beginner Trips in the GC?
It's a fairly big leap to go from the corridor backpacks to anything else, but it is way mo better in every respect. For 3-4 days I'd point you towards going down the Grandview trail, we...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Advanced-Beginner Trips in the GC?
December 19, 8:12am

Re: Re: Seek Outside LBO vs. MLD Duomid XL vs. TT Stratospire 2
The Shangrila 2 is the two pole design I have the most experience in during bad weather. I realize the struts and asymmetry of the SS2 might make it a poor comparison. The steep ridge line of t...

In GEAR » Seek Outside LBO vs. MLD Dumid XL vs. TT Stratospire 2
December 18, 10:20am

Re: Re: Seek Outside LBO vs. MLD Duomid XL vs. TT Stratospire 2
Paul, I'm curious about your experience with these three. I've never used a Stratospire, but based on my experience with other two pole mids would bet a fair amount that the LBO will wipe ...

In GEAR » Seek Outside LBO vs. MLD Dumid XL vs. TT Stratospire 2
December 18, 9:19am

Re: re: Yosemite
Good stuff Lori, info like that is invaluable to non-locals. It's been my experience, without fail, that if you call or show up to a backcountry office with well-researched questions and b...

In Editor's Roundtable » Negotiating the Permit System: Six Western US National Parks
December 18, 9:10am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Better than the Coolpix A (?)
Thanks Ian, that's a good one I hadn't yet seen.

In Photography » Better than the Coolpix A (?)
December 17, 10:48am

Re: Entry Level Frameless Packs After the GoLite Jam
I think the CDT is the best/closest approximation of the whole Jam package. ~130 makes it a very good deal.

In GEAR » Entry Level Frameless Packs After the GoLite Jam
December 17, 10:47am

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