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David Drake (DavidDrake) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me I manage the Fabrication Labs for a university architecture program, and teach design courses.
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Re: Can I just stuff my shelter in? And…line length ?
Hi Lenora, I typically use a pack that's just one main compartment--no side pockets or top lid--everything goes inside. And I do try to minimize the number of stuff sacks. I use a pack line...

In GEAR » Can I just stuff my shelter in? And…line length ?
August 10, 1:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: 2 liter Platy
+ 1 Jerry Adams. Knowing your source and having a good idea what the likely contaminates (if any) will be, goes a long way toward assessment of actual risk, rather than worrying a stray drop wil...

In GEAR » Roll-Up Soft Bottle + Steripen recommendations
August 10, 12:41pm

Re: Re: Merrell Ascend Glove $39.93 from Amazon (Prime eligible)
Thanks, Justin. Too bad. The Bare Access Trail looks similar (a little more cushion) so I might try a pair and see how they are. Should prob. buy an extra pair of the Ascend Gloves--I guess given t...

In Gear Deals » Merrell Ascend Glove $39.93 from Amazon (Prime eligible)
August 08, 9:42am

Thanks
Another excellent article, Dave. Makes me feel better about procrastinating on building my next pack--every MYOG piece you write gives me more to incorporate (or at least consider) for the design. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Backpack fabrics, features, and dimensions
August 07, 10:17pm

Merrell Ascend Glove $39.93 from Amazon (Prime eligible)
Just picked up a pair of these in 10 M, Dove Gray color. These are my new favorite shoe--just hope Merrell doesn't go and 'improve' them. Been very happy with my previous pair (also ...

In Gear Deals » Merrell Ascend Glove $39.93 from Amazon (Prime eligible)
August 07, 8:49pm

Re: MYOG backpack prototype
Nice pack, Darren. The post where you originally saw the lunch sack closure might have been this one: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_th...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG backpack prototype
August 05, 12:47pm

Why is this forum so inactive?
...Is it that even on a site like BPL, few bother going SUL? Maybe SUL is something that's run its course (i.e., everyone interested in hitting SUL-type base weights has already done so)? ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Why is this forum so inactive?
July 19, 1:52pm

Re: Can we talk down quitls, your help appreciated
Hi JimmyB, I bought an EE Enigma w/ 800FP a few months ago, after considering a range of quilts/bags. Made spreadsheet comparing weights/costs/FP etc and posted here: http://www.backpackingligh...

In GEAR » Can we talk down quitls, your help appreciated
July 13, 10:30am

Re: Re: Installing slider on continuous zipper
Good point about the slider, Greg--I was using a double-sided slider, so didn't think mattered. I tried shoving both ends in, and just couldn't get it--obviously, I had the slider wrong ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Installing slider on continuous zipper
July 12, 12:20pm

Re: Seven Devils / Hells Canyon Wilderness
Nice trip report, Ian. Coincidentally, I was in the Devils car-camping with my kids at the same time. My 5 y.o. son esp. enjoyed "sledding" in June: I've hiked sections of the ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Seven Devils / Hells Canyon Wilderness
July 12, 12:06pm

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