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I think it's easy to forget how much the "Do not litter" campaigns starting in the 70's have actually contribiuted to changing people's mindsets on trash in general. When ...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
November 17, 5:49pm

Re: Nobel Prize Committee: Leave the GPS Unit at Home!
I'll just silently stare at the 800lb gorilla in the room and not say an un pc word.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Nobel Prize Committee: Leave the GPS Unit at Home!
October 06, 12:27pm

Re: Dumbest thing you ever carried
(One of my first trips mind you) a friend's .22 cal pistol for "protection". A good 2+ lbs of paperweight not powerful enough to actually protect against the threats that in all p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 06, 12:20pm

Do it. Or crew on a tall ship. Or build a 12th century castle. but do something with...

In Philosophy & Technique » THE PCT... FOR ME?
September 18, 1:30pm

Re: Traveling light
Been to Hawaii a few times and never needed more than a pair of flip flops and maybe some keens. One light jacket or hoody. 2-3 Shorts/ shirts. If you are packing more of those then you are pac...

In Philosophy & Technique » Travling light
August 25, 12:47pm

Re: Re: Rick Perry Indicted
"While I don't care for him, my inner skeptic wonders if this is politically motivated." "It is." It may very well be politically beneficial to the left but this d...

In Chaff » Rick Perry Indicted
August 20, 3:34pm

Re: Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
My system is a storm match set next to a little white fire starter nugget (REI). My back up is the piezo ignited stove/blow torch.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
August 20, 10:55am

Route finding.
FYI: If you attempt to find the cut through between the south and middle sister from the Western side, be advised that Green Trails lies and will leave you stumbling around in a meadow. Find th...

In Fishing » Fishing in Three Sisters?
August 04, 2:33pm

Re: 10%?
"4.1 based on this:" Not sure where the Guardian reporter got that number but I worked on a research project a few years ago and the numbers we got from government sources were almost ...

In Chaff » Executions gone wrong
August 04, 2:22pm

Executing the innocent
What gets me is that we know very well that since the 70s, statistically speaking, ca. 10% of death row inmates were wrongly convicted. Some get a reprieve, some a new trial often through nothing ...

In Chaff » Executions gone wrong
August 04, 1:14pm

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