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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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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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Rugged Exposure Convertible Pants
I get these light weight, convertible, and very durable pants at Big 5 when they are on sale. I don't find them on the Internet. They are extremely durable, thin fabric which blocks most light...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 10, 2:13pm

Montrail CTC (Fusion line) trail low tops
1. Great shoe, worn all the time: home, business, day, travel, trekking. Built for the...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 10, 1:48pm

Santa Cruz Down Works UL Down Balaclava
This balaclava is down filled with 900 Hungarian grey goose down (according...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 08, 5:34pm

Integral Design Hot Socks
" These are a sleeping gear item for me. Some people have commented they can be wo...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 08, 5:07pm

Montbell Thermawrap pants
These are the mate to the Montbell vest and jacket top that have been reviewed here. For me, they are for sleeping gear and wearing in extreme cold as hiking mid-layer (or just going out of doors f...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 08, 4:43pm

US Military M51 Fishtail Jacket and Hood w/syn. fur
Just had to try this gear out. It is 3.5 lbs. so it is not UL. But the hood is detac...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 08, 3:59pm

Tecnica Cyclone Mid GTXXCR
I purchased these after fitting and trying on boots at the Fifth Season gear sh...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 08, 11:28am

Patagonia is my bell weather for gear. I am looking into wool base layers and they didn't have one in stock in the color I wanted (eyes geting older means red or yellow is better for finding gear...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 08, 10:23am
Just got off the phone with their Internet sales staff, problem with an order came up. They were great. Took less than 2 minutes to resolve. (They had sent an OR Gorilla Windstop Balaclava -- perfe...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 08, 9:14am

I get a lot of ideas at WalMart ... actually in the hardware and cooking section, sometimes in the clothing section. But, the staff do not know the goods sold there. Incuding the camping gear. Wh...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 07, 7:12pm