Jul 25, 2011 at 3:31 pm #1277187
For a variety of reasons I changed a few things for the race. Actual gear carried list and discussion is in the profile.Jul 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm #1762929
Greg MihalikBPL Member
All I can do is shake my head and be amazed at what it takes to step up to the Classic.
You, and all the others, are an inspiration.
Thanks.Jul 25, 2011 at 9:58 pm #1763046
Good Job Dave!! It's my goal to complete the classic in the next few years, next year I'm doing the hot springs classic (chena to circle). Congrats again! Do you mind if I ask you some questions regarding gear and such.Jul 26, 2011 at 8:08 am #1763114
Ask away Russ.Jul 26, 2011 at 1:49 pm #1763260
@robertm2sLocale: Lake Tahoe
What is the state of sat phones nowadays, pretty reliable?Jul 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm #1763263
I used mine to get a weather report when we were pinned down, and it worked fine when we walked out from under tree cover. Other folks in the race have used them a bunch more than I, and none had any complaints.
Expensive, but reliable.Jul 26, 2011 at 2:22 pm #1763275
kevin timmBPL Member
@ktimmLocale: Colorado (SeekOutside)
Great job, my neighbor finished 3rd. Sounds like a great timeJul 26, 2011 at 2:43 pm #1763288
Eugene SmithBPL Member
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
Amazing trek Dave, congrats on the strong finish! Your experience in the Classic really seems like it culminated everything you do quite nicely, could there be a better outlet for you? I can't think of one. I enjoyed the video over at the 'Rock and 'Dox' as well…. but I must say I looked away for a second in the opening shot, too much stoke in those eyes for me to handle.Jul 27, 2011 at 11:08 pm #1763932
Sat Phones have worked well for me on trips. I rent one when doing a real remote trip in AK. The only time I've had trouble is in deep canyons.
Dave, I'm working on my list and I saw that you didn't bring any puffy jackets or warmer pants? Will you bring these next year? Will you bring rain pants next time?
any other advice??
Thanks again and good job!Jul 28, 2011 at 7:51 am #1764010
Russ, the fleece I brought is as warm a fleece as has been yet made. That said, I do plan of bringing more torso insulation next year, as well as rain pants. I'm going to replace the fleece with a Thermawrap parka soon (same warmth, less weight and bulk), and would add a light fleece vest to my race kit as well.Jul 29, 2011 at 5:11 pm #1764500
Ed TyanichBPL Member
I'm betting you will like the Thermawrap. I've been using one as my insulation layer since they came out.
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