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David Chenault (DaveC) - BPL Staff

My Locale Crown of the Continent
About Me Social worker. Backcountry traveler and writer in my spare time.

I have given up on PMs due to their tendency to encourage poorly considered inquiries. Please contact me through my website. I enjoy pack construction and trip planning questions in particular.
CityThe Fish
StateMontana
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://bedrockandparadox.com
My PDF Gear ListWinter '14/15

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All Forum Posts by David Chenault

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Re: Carrying Olive Oil
Never had the little 2 and 4 oz nalgenes leak oil. Everything else I've tried has failed eventually.

In GEAR » Carrying Olive Oil
March 01, 9:28pm

Re: pictures would help
"The straps were too narrow just at my neck and it was pressing down on my first rib (you have a rib tucked under your collarbone - all the nerves from your neck drape over this so if you comp...

In GEAR » Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain
March 01, 9:24pm

Re: Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain
Any thoughts about why the Kelty worked when the Circuit didn't? My first two thoughts when I hear stuff like this, especially with women, are shoulder straps which are too wide and frames whi...

In GEAR » Pack that doesn't lead to shoulder pain
March 01, 7:17pm

Re: 48 hours with the Ancients
Awesome Kevin. Crazy-low snow in most of the west right now. Ti fork on your bike?

In Post-Trip Reports » 48 hours with the Ancients
March 01, 10:51am

Re: Re: Overall solid list
Missed the Waterton start. Highly recommended, much better hiking than the Chief Mtn alternate. You'll almost certainly need an axe and crampons whichever way you go. Descending Swiftcurrent...

In Gear Lists » Help me lighten up for the CDT
March 01, 10:42am

Re: Re: Lightest pack with a stay?
Excellent summary Luke. Trying to get a ~45 liter pack, which has durable fabrics and can legit carry 40 pounds, under 2 pounds total weight has been a question to which I've given a lot of th...

In GEAR » Lightest pack with a stay?
February 28, 7:38am

Re: Help me lighten up for the CDT
I think the Goretex jacket is a very good idea, especially in Montana in June. Last three years running I've come across SOBOs in either Glacier or the Bob lamenting their inadequate rain gear...

In Gear Lists » Help me lighten up for the CDT
February 27, 10:20am

Re: i feel left out...
The subject of Andrew Skurka's intentions is not in itself problematic. What is problematic is the personal attacks, which have largely taken place within the last 72 hours. Repeat offenders ...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 25, 3:26pm

Re: Mariposa and Gorilla hip belts, pack volume, recs
I was skeptical of the GGear velcro hipbelt attachment, but it works well. There's a little bit of sag in the belt/stay/fabric interface, but it's only really evident up near 40 pounds and...

In GEAR » Mariposa and Gorilla hip belts, pack volume, recs
February 25, 12:03pm

Behave yourselves
Read the forum guidelines folks. And if you wonder why your post was deleted, read them again. Thanks.

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 24, 4:23pm

All Reader Reviews by David Chenault

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STARBUCKS VIA Italian Roast
Tastes good enough, tiny and easy to use. What could be better? It not being so darn expen$ive.

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:17pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
Tasty, moist, tasty, good calorie to weight ratio, compact, resists deformation, doesn't freeze too bad in the cold, tasty, made of real food, and tasty! Bar-shaped food does not get any bett...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
July 27, 2:16pm

Patagonia Capilene 1 T-Shirt
Cap 1 seems to have changed very little since it was called silkweight capilene back in the day. It dries very quickly, wicks pretty well (though not as well as cap 2), and most importantly feels lig...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
July 27, 2:12pm

Therm-A-Rest Ridgerest
I use a cut-down 48" Ridgerest on every trip. Bombproof, comfy, light, cheap. In winter, I add a full length under it. I actually sleep better on this than most inflatables, but realize I&...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
April 11, 10:47am

MLD Trailstar
In summary: Aside from a bivy sack for good weather and race pace endeavors, I've sold off the rest of my shelters. It's a great cross of a pyramid and a tarp. Finished weight, seam sealed...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 11, 10:39am

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
It's hard to get more warmth for the weight (or price). I like having a few pieces to add in as supplementary feet and/or torso pieces. It is quite fragile. Do not leave this on the outside o...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
March 28, 3:18pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
A very well designed cup. Light, but seems just as functionaly durable as Snowpeak or Evernew stuff. Ideal size for a soloist. The taller than it is wide shape is one I prefer for cooking on a fire...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 28, 3:03pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
Note 1: This is a review of my 2005/6 Houdini. It's longevity is revealing (it may have been the Dragonfly back then, even). Note 2: If the price is outrageous, no one would buy it! The prote...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:08pm

Patagonia Ready Mix Softshell Pants
I disagree with all Kev's objections, and desperately wish I could find more mediums to buy. The simplicity is what I love best. Actually, the perfect in all conditions from 70-10 F fabric is ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 29, 8:00pm

patagonia down sweater
Note: I'm folding this review of the Down hooded pullover into this section because 1) the hooded p/o isn't made anymore, 2) the critical comments likely apply broadly. I really liked the d...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
January 27, 10:07am