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D LARSON (epilektric) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Hiking is something I kind of fell into to. I have always enjoyed camping both as a child and now as an adult. When my brother decided to take up hiking I noticed that all my friends enjoyed it too.
I like the minimalist philosophy of less is more. From the beginning I have made an effort to carry as little weight as possible and only what I need. The concept was one I had been practicing on family vacations and trips since I was a teenager.
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Cottage stagnation is just another way of saying main stream progress
Computers used to be built in garages by a cottage industry. These days computers are so complex, intricate and miniaturized that building one in a garage isn't even an option. That's what ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
January 04, 1:04pm

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In User Test Forum » HTML Test
January 31, 12:33pm

Lightweight Backpacking, preferably not Wal-Mart Style
Not to sound like a skipping record but I agree with Sam H. An article focused on cheap alternatives is especially relevant at this time but there are other retail establishments with a better reco...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking, Wal-Mart Style
December 08, 1:08pm

Vested interest
Regarding "vested insterest": I think he means that he's not trying to sell his wares on here.

In Make Your Own Gear » Remote Fueled Alcohol Stove
March 12, 8:58pm

Water filter on SHT
This last fall my friend and I where at Blueberry Hill campground between Split Rock and Gooseberry Falls. We had used up the rest of our water making breakfast and decided to get some more. I was ...

In Gear Lists » What am I missing?
February 23, 4:18pm

Nichrome wire and heat tolerance
Don't take my word on it, but... After a little Google searching it seems that nichrome wire can have a heat tolerance somewhere from ~1000 C to 1400 C. The gauge doesn't seem to be as ...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy mesh grate
February 19, 7:30am

Re: A case for trekking poles?
Thanks Lynn. Regarding the hand swelling, I could have ordered my Conduit with the additional thumb loops but didn't. Your right about the rhythm of poling though. It's very seductive. Alth...

In Philosophy & Technique » A case for trekking poles?
February 18, 10:55pm

Re: A case for trekking poles?
I didn't use trekking poles when I first started hiking. I didn't own any and my shelter had its own pole. I found my hands would swell hanging down by my sides as I hiked. Then I purcha...

In Philosophy & Technique » A case for trekking poles?
February 16, 4:09pm

Kevlar thread
Roger, thank you for your knowledgeable insight on Kevlar thread. You are a wealth of information.

In Make Your Own Gear » Tyvek Backpack
February 16, 3:51pm

Re: I think I'd tell them the necessity to change expectations
Today we have Man vs. Wild which makes one believe that death on the trail is lurking behind every tree and rock. This does shape attitudes of prospective backpackers... I always thought a well pro...

In GEAR » What would YOU tell an outdoor fabric manufacturer?
February 16, 3:43pm

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