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Michael Fisher (mfisher) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Alaska
About Me I'm looking to lighten my load and go farther and faster, inspired by the endless miles of Alaskan wilderness. Over the years I've become quite fond of the beautiful scenery and environment of the high desert, too.
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Avian bandwidth
Good one for including the carrier pigeon as a communication device. This brought to mind a quote I'd heard before: "Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hur...

In Editor's Roundtable » SOTMR: Two-way Satellite Communications for Backpacking: Part 1 - Introduction
March 20, 1:12pm

I'm surprised you didn't quote Feynman...
After all, his quote is just about perfect for this article (just swap pr for marketing). "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Myth of Pressure Regulators
June 06, 11:19am

Avoid rolled fabric - good advice!
Thanks for the advice about scorpions and rolled fabric. Good stuff. I was a little concerned about a loose tarp resting directly on my bivy. Sounds like I need to avoid that.

In GEAR » Desert/canyon sleeping advice
January 31, 7:28pm

Desert nights
Thanks for the advice. The opening pages of "Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante and the Glen Canyon Region," as well as the discussion on the Dark Canyon area, had me a little concerned ab...

In GEAR » Desert/canyon sleeping advice
January 31, 6:52pm

Desert/canyon sleeping advice
I'm planning to do a couple of backpacking trips in southeastern Utah this fall (Dark Canyon, Grand Gulch). It'll be my first experience sleeping in canyons, so I wanted to see if I could ...

In GEAR » Desert/canyon sleeping advice
January 31, 5:09pm

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