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b d (bdavis) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
About Me Happy to find this site. Camping, hiking, whatever - love kayaks and have a bunch of foldables if people are ever in the area and want to use one - including a Klepper double which is great for taking gear and two people anywhere, including by sail in low wind conditions. Spent so much time reviewing all the posts and articles here over Thanksgiving I thought I would fill in some blanks. Me and partner live a few miles from Lassen peak on Hwy. 44 if you want to look it up and are in the area. Welcome to use our home as a base.
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All Forum Posts by b d

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Re: WTB Bushbuddy Stove
I don't think I'll ever sell mine, but if you call the guy in Canada that makes them or email him he responds. He is a regular guy like Henry Shires, Ron Moak, Van Peski and even that pesk...

In Gear Swap » WTB Bushbuddy Stove
January 27, 10:29pm

Re: Tent vs. Tarp
Being a beginner at the gear side of all this, and pushing for low weight, I am trying out tarps. But, there is no question in my mind that push come to shove I would go straight to a Henry Sh...

In GEAR » Tent vs. Tarp
January 27, 8:02pm

Re: Re: what's wrong with vargo titanium nail stake?
I just ordered some of these (the older heavier model, probly out of empathy or) out of fear they would no longer be available, because -- just learning about tarps and poncho tarp shelters the sta...

In GEAR » what's wrong with vargo titanium nail stake?
January 27, 7:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Modifying an existing pack
Aaron, I tried the inside fix and it doesn't seem to work if the stress on the material is coming from the outside -- thus, the garbage bag cover idea, which has worked but the garbage bag g...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifying an existing pack
January 23, 10:55pm

Re: RBH VaprThrm NTS-Shirt&Pants
Bill F., Thanks for the insight on the RBH gear. If I read it right they are like a heavy duty windshirt type of product that might mean carrying the VaprTherms NTS and only one other base laye...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for a Mid-January AT Start
January 23, 10:43pm

Re: Timex Helix Watch
email sent. Hi Not So Crazy P. bd

In Gear Swap » Timex Helix Watch
January 23, 10:29pm

Re: Modifying an existing pack
I have struggled with similar issues in evaluating and wanting to improve my pack. My solution was to buy a second pack of the same type on sale, for a backup. Aside from that method of dealing w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifying an existing pack
January 23, 10:20pm

Re: Osprey Talon 33 Backpack REVIEW
I love the Osprey packs, but the photo of the Talon 33 looks like it "hangs low." Is that the case or is it just a photo angle or moment before it is lifted up on the back? bd

In Editor's Roundtable » Osprey Talon 33 Backpack REVIEW
January 23, 10:11pm

Re: Re: 3000 Calorie Reserve Ideas
At about 250 calories per ounce lard isn't a bad choice for a "reserve". But I would go with peanut butter at about 200 -220 per ounce, and neither butter or lard were I seriously go...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 3000 Calorie Reserve Ideas?
January 23, 9:47pm

Re: Podcast: Andrew Skurka in the Nation's Icebox
It is so good to hear Skurka on the trail telling about the trek. Since we, my partner and I, are new at learning about cold weather hiking and camping he both gives the warnings (love the stateme...

In Editor's Roundtable » Podcast: Andrew Skurka in the Nation's Icebox
January 23, 9:28pm

All Reader Reviews by b d

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Atkinson's Chick-O-Stick Crunchy Peanut Butter & Coconut Candy
Chick-O-Stick, "Crunchy Peanut Butter and Toasted Coconut Candy." Reviewi...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 25, 4:08pm

BPL Magazine Past Issues
I discovered, a week or two ago, that the past issues of the magazine were available. Ordered and received. Great. I found them at:

In Books and Media
December 24, 4:25pm

Bozeman Mountain Works SpinSack NANO Ultralight Stuff Sack (Size M)
The Bozeman Mountain Works (BMW) SpinSack NANO UL medium stuff s...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 23, 2:51pm

OR Verglas Gaiters (mens)
This is the second pair of gaiters I have ever tried on or owned. I got them because they are 7 oz, (OR's specs) compared to the heavier Crocodiles (10.2 oz.), which are apparently famous and use...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 22, 8:16pm

Integral Designs eVENT Shortie Gaiters
I bought these knowing they did not fit well over low tops, as described in the...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 22, 4:47pm

Big 5 Casual Gear wind/vapor pant $9.99
These pants come from Big 5 on sale a couple of years ag...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 21, 3:22pm

MSR - Easton 6" Tent Stake, aircraft aluminum
Ever since I saw these stakes I liked them for my volcanic rock filled...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 20, 11:35pm

Mountain House Precooked Scrambled Eggs with Bacon
My only beef with Mountain House is the price, or my only beef next to the fact I feel like a "yuppie" eating the stuff. But, I love the taste compared to the junk I used to eat when I tr...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
December 20, 9:22pm

Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper - Four Cheese Lasagna, $.50 dinner
Not wanting to pay for the high prices of freeze dried prepared dinners I checked out the grocery store. Hamburger Helper struck my eye because it had decent enough calories per serving at a minimu...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
December 20, 7:07pm

Patagonia Lightweight Capilene Glove Liners
I entirely agree with the previous reviewers: Patagonia capilene glove liners work great as my main gloves and can be supplemented with an outter weather proof / resistant and insulated glove for wet ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 18, 5:12pm