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Gabriel Diaz (freelancer) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale South Florida
About Me I've been a photographer for over a decade. Besides shooting, I spend what time I can traveling and writing, practically living on my motorcycle while finishing my degree in sociology; chasing dreams, moments, and the wind.
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Thanks for the review
Myakka is one of the few longer trails I know of, almost went there instead of the Big Cypress trip I was planning. Now I think I'm glad I didn't. I'll still go, but will wait for the d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The logistics of backpacking are biting me in the...
January 04, 7:09pm

How is Myakka?
Did you ever do Myakka? That's on my list as well. I don't mind traversing the swamp, I think it's a different kind of challenge and the terrain is interesting, but the trails here ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The logistics of backpacking are biting me in the...
January 02, 7:10pm

Didn't think of that one
That could have worked out as I know a couple of rangers here and there. I ended up not going anywhere - my only other alternative was to sit at an RV campsite with my motorcycle for a couple of da...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The logistics of backpacking are biting me in the...
January 02, 6:53pm

That's good reading, thanks for sharing
Interesting piece, Ryan. I would say that the wilderness is an escape from the mundane workplace, the heavy traffic, and the annoying neighbors. There is a genuine tranquility to be found Out There...

In Philosophy & Technique » Is the wilderness or outdoors an escape or an engagement?
December 30, 8:30am

Re: Re: The logistics of backpacking are biting me in the...
That's another good idea, David. Too late for this one (school is closed till January, I think), but definitely something to look into for the next one. I plan to go on several trips over the n...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The logistics of backpacking are biting me in the...
December 28, 11:03am

But people always say I look like a serial killer..
I haven't ruled out hitchhiking either, but everyone that knows me always tells me the same thing: "When I first met you, I thought you kinda looked like a serial killer." It's tr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The logistics of backpacking are biting me in the...
December 28, 11:01am

The logistics of backpacking are biting me in the...
I am finally off from work and school for the week. I planned a 3-4 day hike out somewhere in the Everglades - found a relatively dry loop (Bear Island unit in Big Cypress Nat'l Preserve) thank...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The logistics of backpacking are biting me in the...
December 28, 10:08am

Hoods in The Woods
You know, that's a very interesting concept. Being from the 'hood myself (by original location, not really in spirit), a lot of these kids and I can relate. And I have been thinking of star...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Careers working in the great outdoors
December 01, 8:54pm

Re: Solar charger
"I would like a truly effective, efficient, lightweight solar charger with a battery pack. Charge that battery all day, use that to fully charge a phone/camera/GPS/smaller batteries at night. ...

In GEAR » Dear Santa...
November 28, 4:47pm

I see this in every field....
As a photographer, and a motorcyclist, I've seen the "gear is everything" attitude at its extremes. I find people who are too wrapped up in gear to be very boring, at least in photogr...

In Philosophy & Technique » Buy the Newest, Lightest, Shiniest Gear Or You Could Die
November 27, 9:09am

All Reader Reviews by Gabriel Diaz

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Repel Sportsmen Gear Smart
A member on here suggested I try something with picaridin, instead of the usual DEET-based sprays, out in the swamps. This past Saturday I was volunteering in the Everglades National Park to help with...

In Miscellaneous Products
November 21, 4:07pm

Frogg Toggs Rain Suit
I only have experience with these as a motorcyclist; they are sold at bike shops as suitable rain gear. I liked their packable nature so I bought a set some years ago. My first night wearing them ...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 13, 12:03am