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Leigh Baker (leighb) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Northeast Texas Pineywoods
About Me Nearly 60,but in better shape than at 40! Always hiked, love the outdoors and nature. Started backpacking just over 3 yrs. ago,fortunately began UL thanks to BPL. Also an avid paddler,and special education teacher.
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"Vacuum sealed chili question"
Was taken out of the freezer May 1 then sent to NC (AT) May 7, then sent back home May 15th, room temp since then. He was considering taking it on a trip to CO but I think we've come to the con...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vacuum sealed chili question
June 18, 3:08pm

"Vacuum sealed chili question"
@ Jerry, Sorry, yes it was dehydrated. @Sarah, temps weren't hot.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vacuum sealed chili question
June 18, 2:48pm

Vacuum sealed chili question
If a meal with meat was made in mid Mar., vacuum packed, then taken out of the freezer, sent in a resupply box toward the end of May, is it still safe to eat? I'm guessing yes, but since I don&...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Vacuum sealed chili question
June 18, 9:13am

re: Suggestions for late June backpacking in CO
Thanks everyone, I was hoping I might be wrong about southern CO as it's still fairly close. I've just been so busy with end of school year stuff and being out of town on the weekends I hav...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for late June backpacking in CO
May 21, 5:27am

Suggestions for late June backpacking in CO
Was planning on the Pecos, but after talking with the ranger it looks like the area is a tinderbox waiting to go off again this year. So, looking for suggestions in CO where there's been adequa...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for late June backpacking in CO
May 20, 6:16pm

Lost Creek
"While talking to myself out loud on the trail, I also pretended to be the dictator of the canyons. I had many followers." Gordon, I love this! I've read a lot of trip reports on th...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lost Creek Wilderness 5/6-8/2014
May 10, 2:45pm

WTB: Chrome Dome
If you have one that you'd like to sell please post here. Thanks!

In Gear Swap » WTB: Chrome Dome
May 08, 3:48am

Gorilla
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In Gear Swap » FS: New 2013 GG Gorilla
April 19, 8:11am

more thread drift
LOL Ben, I have tears running down my face! This one really hit home to me, being a native Texan that also spent time in GA. "I believe you cooked those green beans too long." Lot'...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 18, 4:40pm

Bahco Laplander
I love mine! Got it as a door prize at one of our hiker gatherings a couple years ago and didn't really think much of it until I used it. I carry whenever I do trail maintenance. For the weight...

In GEAR » Fire wood
April 08, 5:56pm

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