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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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Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
I had never used a fuel tab stove, let alone an ultralight, until just now. I bought the BPL Firelite Esbit Wing Stove (.46 oz./13 g) at the BPL Gear shop:

In Stoves - Other
December 07, 6:30pm

Down Works (Santa Cruz, CA)
I was gonna write about the service at SC Down Works, here in California, but the topic says gear not "Companies" when it came up. So ... I'll talk about the Company and the balaclava t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 07, 4:38pm

Western Mountaineering Flash Vest
I found out about the 3.5 oz. Flash vest at the Down Works in Santa Cruz. (Great plac...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 07, 4:11pm

Black Diamond Gradient
1. You gotta understand these are not pure UL gear, they get a 5 because they are my first trekking poles ... so I love them. How I ever walked with just two legs and feet I don't know. 2. T...

In Trekking Poles
December 06, 7:38pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
I love this pad. It is, as said above, like taking your bed with you from home. The feature that makes it a 5 to me is that you can release air and get it just right after you are on it. (I have no...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 06, 7:20pm

GoLite Ether Wind Shirt (Wisp HP)
I bought this for certain conditions. When it was probably not going to rain, but might be cool with a wind in a higher altitude, like hiking from 6,000 ft. up over and down to 6,500 to camp. It giv...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
December 06, 7:15pm

Tarptent Rainshadow 2
Update: The front overhang works great to cut down on wind when in weather. It has worked all day here in 15 - 40 mile an hour winds. Tip on connecting the front flaps fro inside: From i...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
December 06, 2:17pm

Nesco American Harvest Food Dehydrator
I bought my dehydrator years ago. It looks like the one below, it only cost me about $60.00. Now I don't really know what they cost or where to get them. Update: I just found one that looks like mi...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 04, 9:44pm

NOAA/Nat'. Weather Service Online weather service
I check this service every morning, first thing. They have warnings and full weather reports with my favorite the radar black and white satellite photo of our area. You can get your zip code or city...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 03, 9:32pm

Gossamer Gear Polycryo Ground Cloth(medium)
This was exactly what I was looking for as well. (Came in blue an...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 03, 7:22pm