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Duane Bindschadler (DLBVenice) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Venice
About Me Backpacker and Rocket Scientist.
(OK, not rockets per se, but I work for NASA and am a genu-ine PhD scientist, so I figure that's close enough...)
CityLos Angeles
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My PDF Gear ListPlanning List for JMT 2014

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All Forum Posts by Duane Bindschadler

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If the Shoe fits...
Michelle: Unfortunately, my hard-won experience is that it's almost impossible to predict which shoes will fit which person. I ended up trying 4-5 different manufacturers, including Inov-8, ...

In GEAR » First light hiking shoes, fit suggestion
May 11, 2:16pm

Or helium Ii
PM sent on the OR rain jacket

In Gear Swap » FS OR Helium II, Pat R1 both XL
May 06, 11:17am

S2S and cook kit
PM Sent on these.

In Gear Swap » FS: SMD Gatewood Cape, S2S, Tyvek, Backcountry Hadron Down Anorak, Alcky cook Kit w/ Ikea woodstove.
April 24, 9:44am

re: Alcohol stove in high sierra late summer
I used an alcohol stove (starlyte) on the JMT last Sept. Knew that it was legal due in no small part to Jennifer Mitol's persistence with the Forest Service and willingness to post the results ...

In GEAR » Alcohol stove in high sierra late summer
April 21, 8:31am

trekking poles and gloves
Been hiking with trekking poles for 15 years. Mine are some old Leki poles with wooden (yes, wooden) handles. I found that I tended to get blisters, particularly in the webbing between thumb and fo...

In GEAR » Trekking poles/blisters
April 03, 6:36pm

Net tent
Second in line for net tent. PM sent

In Gear Swap » FS: YMG 1.25 Bug Net, BPWD Minimalist 1, POE Ether Compact 6, Jetboil Sol Ti.
October 04, 12:23pm

Zpacks solo plus
If that is in fact the solo plus, I'm in. If its a poncho (not a hexamid tarp), then I'm not. Is it the ground sheet for a Solo Plus that you're selling? thanks

In Gear Swap » FS: Zpacks, GoLite, Mountain Hardwear
August 23, 2:52pm

Pack Choices
David: Given the gear you posted, you should fit into most packs of 50L capacity or more. So the ULA Ohm should also work, as would the zpacks Arc Blast, Gossamer Gear Mariposa (GG Gorilla might...

In Gear Lists » Gear list -- need help choosing pack to carry it
August 11, 1:07pm

respect for the elderly
That's the problem these days - no respect for the elder members of our community! But seriously, the poles weight about 9 oz apiece. That's one reason I've been reluctant to spend t...

In GEAR » Trekking poles - help from Gear demigods or other experts
August 07, 2:37pm

Epoxi, grips and other comments
Thanks for all the comments, guys. Haven't decided what to try yet, but the epoxi sounds promising. Oh, and Dale and Richard, thanks especially. I'll tell my wife that the experts at BPL...

In GEAR » Trekking poles - help from Gear demigods or other experts
August 07, 1:10pm

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