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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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National Geographic TOPO! Outdoor Recreation Mapping Software - California
On a whim I bought the California Nat'l. Geo. USGS quad map DVD/CD package one day. I was too cheap to buy 3 USGS quad maps of the area we wanted to hike in for $15 each at a local gear shop. It...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
November 30, 4:04pm

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
When you combine this 59" pad with the shorter torso eggshell pattern pad it works. The thin pad protects from moisture, dirt, needles, rocks, etc. And, when combined with the torso pad keeps the ...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
November 30, 3:09pm

Klepper Double wood framed folding kayak
: This is the Mercedes of folding kayaks, in my mind ... which isn't necessarily sa...

In Miscellaneous Products
November 30, 2:46pm

Folbot Aluet folding kayak
Aluet top

In Miscellaneous Products
November 30, 2:21pm

Watership Trading Company Waterman, rain, sun, kayaking and trekking hat
This is my 4 oz. (on my scale) trekking, kayak touring, and one of two sailing hats. It ...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 30, 1:55pm

Tarptent Squall
We have the GosGear/HShires Squall Classic. This is my favorite tent for my partner and I. Which is a bone of contention because she prefers the Mountain Hardwear Tri-Lite 2. As a result ... I don&...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
November 30, 12:06pm

Big 5 Sporting Goods
I gotta give the Big 5 a 3 because when you go there, at least where I live, the staff or customer service does not know the quality of the goods or cannot answer basic questions. They have been g...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 30, 11:53am

West Marine
I started really getting into cold weather and water proof lightweight gear when I was saiing a lot. There it is truly a matter of survival. If you want any and every kind of waterproof gear you c...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 30, 11:49am

Gerber EVO Titanium-Coated Serrated Knife 2.8 oz
If I am going to be out where I will really need or want a real knife (not a little pen knife type or box cutter thingy) this is my choice. (About $35 at REI.)

In Miscellaneous Products
November 30, 11:30am

Schrade (Taylor) SP-2 Folding 3" lightweight pocket knife
The Schrade SP-2 Raider Lightweight Locbac fol...

In Miscellaneous Products
November 30, 10:54am