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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: YELLOWSTONE bears do!
Eric, you are mistaken. It is quite remarkable that (to my knowledge) there has never been a Yellowstone area bear which has busted into a car or camper to get food. They certainly could if t...

In GEAR » PNW: Do Bears Break into Cars????
June 29, 8:18pm

Re: Planning Your First Backpacking Trip Out West
Thanks everyone. I had coffee with a new-to-Montana person last week, and talking to her about the logistics of backcountry permits in Glacier got me thinking about how tough it can be for neoph...

In Editor's Roundtable » Planning Your First Backpacking Trip Out West
June 29, 8:10pm

Re: Custe SP, Theodore Roosevelt NP, and MN.
TR NP has great dayhikes. The Petrified Forest loop has a ton of petrified wood, great views, and usually plenty of bison. My wife and I spent a few hours more than anticipated hiking that becaus...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Custe SP, Theodore Roosevelt NP, and MN.
June 29, 8:05pm

Re: MYOG Backpack Suspension Questions
Russell, I don't think the plastic sheet will do you much good in the end, aside from keeping stuff from poking you in the back. I'd get rid of it, as framesheets are just a weight-ineffic...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Backpack Suspension Questions
June 25, 7:45am

Re: North Dakota: Little Missouri, TRNP, Maah Daah Hey
Great report Ryan. I've been meaning to do a biking and packrafting loop similar to yours (minus the NPs) for years. At 3 feet, how much paddling did you have to do to make river miles as f...

In Post-Trip Reports » North Dakota: Little Missouri, TRNP, Maah Daah Hey
June 24, 1:17pm

Re: South Fork Minimum CFS
900 is the lowest I'd go. 1200 is much better for the seven miles from the confluence to Big Prairie. From Salmon Forks down is good at any level. I've done it at 550 and that is very ...

In Packrafting » Bob Marshall packraft conditions alert
June 23, 12:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Six Packraft Loops in the Bob Marshall Wilderness
From what I can tell whenever you see what you want come up is the best time to buy used. Demand for packrafts seems to only be increasing, and the used market hasn't really come down in price...

In Editor's Roundtable » Six Packraft Loops in the Bob Marshall Wilderness
June 23, 12:33pm

Re: Re: Six Packraft Loops in the Bob Marshall Wilderness
Bradford, my usual packraft-specific gear for a summer trip in the Bob is a Yak with a cruiser deck, 4 piece paddle, simple foam PFD (you can get decent ones for 40 bucks), inflation bag and repair...

In Editor's Roundtable » Six Packraft Loops in the Bob Marshall Wilderness
June 22, 7:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Shelter/Tarp vs. Free Standing Tent: HMG Echo / Yama Cirriform vs. Big Agnes Flycreek UL
Aside from, and I think greater than, dry setup you'll also get significantly better weather shedding with a tarp-ish shelter like the Cirriform. Trekking poles and or trees are much stouter t...

In GEAR » Shelter/Tarp vs. Free Standing Tent: HMG Echo / Yama Cirriform vs. Big Agnes Flycreek UL
June 22, 1:04pm

Bob Marshall packraft conditions alert
A warning to those contemplating packrafting trips in the Bob this summer: Thanks to modest lower elevation snowpack, an early spring, and a record-setting hot and dry June, rivers in the Bob ar...

In Packrafting » Bob Marshall packraft conditions alert
June 21, 6:24pm

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