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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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Lock Laces Shoe Laces Lock Laces Shoe Laces
I put the locks on my low tops. The synthetic shoe strings that came with them wouldn't stay tied. I slipped the lock device onto the shoe strings that came with the shoes.

In Miscellaneous Products
December 03, 7:11pm

Mountain Hardwear Micro Dome Hat
Info at Mountain Hardwear website:

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 03, 6:21pm

Steger Mukluks - Arctic & Navajo styles -moose hide, canvas, wool
Steger Arctic model (with canvas uppers, mine don't have t...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 03, 5:35pm

Integral Designs Silponcho
What I first wrote: This piece of gear is a real love and hate thing. It weighs too much but its great if I use it as a tarp, not as a poncho. All I want in a poncho is the rain and snow or moist...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 01, 10:12pm

Photon Freedom Micro (White)
It is not just the light it puts out that makes this so great. Or the weight. It is the fact I can clip it to my hat and walk around hands free from the flashlight. I read with it at night. I ha...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
December 01, 10:04pm

Light My Fire Spork
This our only eating utensil. It works well as a fork and a spoon. I really like the fact the fork is on one end and the spoon on the other, don't know why. The serrated edge on it is kind of a j...

In Cookware - Other
December 01, 9:26pm

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
REI has been great to us ... even taking back a pack we took on a camp trip and didn't like (dirt and all). Their mail service is great, since we live up on the mountain. Our experience, in the la...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 01, 5:21pm

Hermits Hut
We can visit the Hermit Hut store in Redding ... so we get to deal with them direct ... even though we have also ordered from them. They are great, responsive, and their in store information is gre...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 01, 5:17pm

When ordering from tarptent, Henry Shires, mention any shipping/timing needs -- he requests that at his web site order pages and there is a little comment box to use for adding such comments to an ord...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 01, 5:12pm

Suunto Vector
This is the "first" and industry standard in a watch, altimeter, compass, barometer and whatever else it does -- according to my research. It is a kind of wrist computer. It costs around $150 - 200 ...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
November 30, 4:28pm