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Mike Gunderloy (ffmike) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me Hiking since childhood, currently heavily involved with Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts. Not ultralight yet but slowly heading in that direction.
CityEvansville
StateIndiana

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Tyvek Sneakers
In the NY Times of all places: No Canvas, No Leather: A Reboot for the Sneaker

In On the Web » Tyvek Sneakers
August 31, 6:18am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: BPL always satisfies
It just takes a long while to carve a trip report on sandstone slabs, let alone distribute copies to BPL subscribers.

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 29, 5:32pm

The actual patent
So, I finally got curious to go read the actual patent. What's being claimed is not moving down around between various baffles in a quilt. Indeed, the author even refers to the traditional k...

In GEAR » Your quilt is violating a Patent!
August 28, 3:24pm

One more use
Whittling. Of course that moves it from "necessity" to "personal luxury" unless you're whittling tent pegs or some such.

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 5:46am

Re: Re: Your quilt is violating a Patent!
Were there quilts with shiftable down on the market in 1993? If not, it may well be perfectly proper subject matter for a US patent. Even if there were, in the US system the onus isn't on t...

In GEAR » Your quilt is violating a Patent!
August 28, 5:42am

Re: What is the best lightweight shelter?
I find that "best" changes with my experience, with the trip, and with my health (no hammocking for me while this dagnabbit spinal injury finishes healing). You're going to have t...

In GEAR » What is the best lightweight shelter?
August 27, 3:28pm

Re: Canister as pack?
Luxurylite sells a pack that can use a bear canister as one compartment. Doing most of my hiking in so-far-bear-free Indiana I haven't looked into it past noticing it on the Web.

In Multiple Use Gear » "Bear" Bag for Dry Storage of Sleeping Bag and Clothes...Bad Idea?
August 27, 5:04am

Re: Re: Group cooking
In their defense I do have to say some of our boys managed chocolate fondue and chicken-fried rice over a campfire this past weekend. Not backpacking but still better than we usually see. Of cou...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Group cooking
August 26, 10:37am

Re: Re: Re: Group cooking
Our Scout Troop's theory on group cooking for backpacking is "buy the boys each an MRE and call it good." Then they get to pack in and out an insane amount of trash. But the boys like...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Group cooking
August 26, 4:52am

Re: Re: new hiking pole with interchangeable tool attachments
In Indiana I'm allowed to hunt for Asian Carp (among other things) with a spear, so presumably I can hike with it. Never all that far to the river around here.

In GEAR » new hiking pole with interchangeable tool attachments
August 26, 4:48am

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