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David D

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Fairfax, VA
Hometown: Fairfax

Member since:

March 18, 2011

Describe your backpacking experience and background, please include longest mileage in a day (with pack) and coldest nights out.

daypack 33 miles, backpack 20+ miles. Coldest night out single digits not counting wind chill factor.

Describe your most recent outdoor adventure. When was it? How did you set it up? Did the weather cooperate? How did it go?

Caledonia State Park

The Big Three: what specific gear (not just brands) do you use for your three-season shelter system, sleep system, and backpack? (It's okay if it isn't ultralight!)

winter setup - golite hex3 w/ snowflaps or Scarp 2 modified, Kooka bay R5.9 pad or xtherm + evarest ccf pads, EE epiphany 10deg cuben quilt good to 0. Zpacks arc blast, caffin winter canister stove, full down setup (luke hood, patagonia encapsil jacket, borah full zip pants, camp hotm'ttn mitts, goosefeet booties + overbooties).

Help us understand your reason for joining DC UL Backpacking, including your goals for lightening your load and quickening your backpacking pace.

Since most of my experience is with dayhikes or weekend camping, I d like to learn more about how to hike during extended trips. I believe I have a faily light load (without sacrifing comfort); the food aspect is trickier for me.

How did you learn about our group? (I'm trying to improve our visibility, so I'm curious.)

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