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Acronym Esq (acronym.esq) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale TX
About Me Camping and backpacking since 1983. Currently doing weekend trips in TX with small groups and the BSA. Latest goals: 1) Go camping and have fun; 2) Learn Metric; 3) Summer total pack weight less than 12 Kg; 4) Winter total pack weight less than 14 Kg; 5) Learn to climb
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Re: Get a satellite phone
Thanks for the continued contributions. Unfortunately, the debate in my committee rages on. >Posted 11/03/2011 12:55:16 MDT by Bruce Tolley (btolley) >To the original poster, what proble...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Backcountry Sat. Phone or SPOT
December 14, 10:21pm

Re: ?
> "I rarely have trouble with condensation now." > How do you achieve this in dry, cold, clear weather, beyond site selection? Another way to read that article is that dry, cold...

In GEAR » wow, it's hard to prevent condensation under a tarp
October 26, 1:22pm

Re: wow, it's hard to prevent condensation under a tarp
The first time I took my tarp out for real, I set it up similarly to yours: totally wrong. Deep grass, wind block, no sky cover, no ground cover, cool temperatures... I basically set up an optimiz...

In GEAR » wow, it's hard to prevent condensation under a tarp
October 25, 11:30pm

Re: How many BPL ads have you clicked on?
I've clicked on maybe 20 to get pix and ballpark prices. acronym 10/6/2011 11:14 AM

In Chaff » How many BPL ads have you clicked on?
October 06, 10:17am

Re: Anyone Familiar with Lowe Alpine Nanon 60 Pack?
I asked a similar question 6 months ago - no answer. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=34172 Any other impressions, Mr. Myers? ...

In GEAR » Anyone Familiar with Lowe Alpine Nanon 60 Pack?
January 05, 1:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Backcountry Sat. Phone or SPOT
> It is important to have protocols established with the people you have on your help list. Would you be willing to share your protocol? PM me if the public forum isn't appropriate. M...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Backcountry Sat. Phone or SPOT
November 16, 11:11pm

Backcountry Sat. Phone or SPOT
My troop is debating getting some back country communication gear for when the cell phones don't work (2-5 trips a year). We need to be able to send better messages than just "help" ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Backcountry Sat. Phone or SPOT
November 15, 2:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Scouting Big Three
> Luxe Outdoors Habitat - 2P, 4.2 lbs I'm interested. Is there a US dealer? acronym 11/10/2010 1:09 PM

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Recommend Big 3 as "loaners" for Scouts
November 10, 12:09pm

Re: Just Curious - mileage
YTD mileage counting only overnight trips: 66 miles in 22 nights. If I count day trips my mileage is over 300. Next weekend I'll pick up 2 more nights and about 7 more miles. I feel s...

In GEAR » Just Curious - mileage
November 01, 3:08pm

Re: Re: Re: campsaver?
I included a link to the BPL reviews but BPL ate it: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/reviews/display_reviews?forum_thread_id=25453&cat=1%20-%20COMPANIES%20%28Customer%...

In GEAR » Campsave.com
October 26, 9:19am

All Reader Reviews by Acronym Esq

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Goinggear.com customer service
I wanted to buy my first real high powered LED flashlight. I surfed the web for ages, trying to make sense of which lights were overpriced junk and which were a good deal. GoingGear.com is the bes...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 20, 11:57am

gearExpress.com gearExpress.com
I have ordered from gearExpress.com twice in as many years. I placed my orders over there phone, and they were very helpful and polite. Their pricing was very competitive, and my orders were deliver...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 17, 4:02pm

Campmor .com
Ordered climbing gear and backpacking gear from campmor.com three times since 2009 (totaling about $1k). Their prices are very competitive, and my orders have been delivered quickly. On one occa...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 17, 3:55pm

Pro Lite Gear customer service
Ordered Rab Generator jacket from PLG on the 19th. Got a great price and free shipping. Received correct order on the 22nd (3 days!). The PLG website correctly listed the weight of the jacket accor...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 22, 5:11pm

Equinox 8 X 10 silnylon tarp
I've got ~ 14 nights under mine now. Pro: - Cheap - Light (363 g w/o rigging) - Big - lots of pitch options Con: - Ridge line and tie outs are on the wrong axis - most pitches are hard...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
April 30, 11:19am

Campsaver.com Retailer
Quick version: Campsaver.com did everything right. Long version: I ordered a Mont-Bell UL Down Inner Jacket and a bunch of climbing harnesses from Campsaver.com in September 2009. Campsaver.com...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 29, 9:38am