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Richard May (richardmay) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Swamplands.
About Me New to the swamplands of southern Louisiana.

I suffer from NDD--Nature Deficit Disorder. I'm a photographer, dad, reader and sling coffee at Starbucks.
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All Forum Posts by Richard May

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Re: Bivy under tarp -- My math
Here's the math as it adds up for me. 182g (bivy) + 207g (5x7 poncho) + 53g (stakes+lines) = 442g The poncho is small enough that I need some spray protection with the bivy. It's M50 ...

In GEAR » Bivy under tarp -- what's the point?
April 09, 2:54pm

That moment
>> Every now and then I'll catch a great shot at a hockey game ... Yes! That's the best feeling in the world. There I are times in editing that I stop and just look an image over, ...

In Photography » Lightroom 5 e book and video tutorial
April 07, 6:44pm

Re: re; First Aid Emergency Kit
>> Has no one any first aid training? Oh, about 25 years ago; before Telfa or Tegaderm. Hydrocolloid dressings are awesome. No need for ointments, just clean water. But I had to learn a...

In GEAR » First Aid Emergency Kit
April 05, 11:21am

So, if you are truly averse to anti-biotic salves then honey is a viable option. Messy, but would do a good job and is useful on burns as well as wounds. It's primary action is the osmotic e...

In GEAR » First Aid Emergency Kit
April 05, 9:36am

I've considered ...
Not alpine but reportedly beautiful are the Ozark Highland Trail and the Sheltowee Trace. Both are about the right distance.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ideas for a 200-300 mi backpacking trip in June?
April 04, 7:22pm

commercial sites
I've found to be helpful in locating areas to go. However, once I've found an area with trails it's more useful to scour the web for more details. Park service and fore...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Any websites for trip ideas?
April 04, 10:17am

Re: First Aid Emergency Kit
In truth I need to practice taping awkward spots on feet. I honestly don't know if I could pull of a good job. Never (knock on wood) had blisters. For overnight trips I carry a 24hr max dose su...

In GEAR » First Aid Emergency Kit
April 03, 10:30pm

two of three
Like with everything it depends on your goals. If you want to cultivate relationships, you share experiences and create common ground through those experiences. Backpacking does this very well....

In Philosophy & Technique » Solo.
April 03, 2:18pm

The Nort
>> I like the Nort, but it seems rather expensive for what you are getting. I'm guessing you mean the North Face. It's pretty minimal. You get what you see, except the internal ...

In GEAR » Small Travel Essentials Backpack
April 03, 9:04am

North Face Flyweight - 17L, 245g
I use the North Face Flyweight as a diaper bag. It should hold what you describe and I actually use it as an EDC pack when doing urban stuff. Listed as: 17L, 245g

In GEAR » Small Travel Essentials Backpack
April 03, 6:43am

All Reader Reviews by Richard May

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Now Foods Carbo Gain (maltodextrin)
This powdered maltodextrin mixes very easily in water. It is corn derived. I would mix about 2 1/2 cups of powder in a 24oz bottle without clumping or other mixing problems. Though I did not try it...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
March 04, 8:01am