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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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Update from Ryan
I sent my original post to Ryan via Kickstarter. For the benefit of all the backers, here is a quick summary and update. As had been posted in an earlier update, all of the footage was shot in 2...

In Packrafting » Kickstarter Project: Learn to Packraft
September 25, 1:34pm

Thank you, Jon, but talk is cheap...
The timeline (the talk) is what was originally proposed, but it is obviously so far off at this point as to be laughable. Sure, it fits with the DVD timeline for a $50 contribution: Pledge $50 ...

In Packrafting » Kickstarter Project: Learn to Packraft
September 18, 1:45pm

Kickstarter Project: Learn to Packraft
Hi Ryan, I am writing to ask about the status of the packraft series you have on Kickstarter. I am concerned because the Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded in excess of the original...

In Packrafting » Kickstarter Project: Learn to Packraft
September 16, 2:48pm

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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