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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.
CityNew Orleans
My Website URLhttp://lighterpack.com/r/frg9kt
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Re: Learned something new
Ian, yes. It was frustrating when I first got it... it took a few minutes to man up and read the instructions. :P The light has a bunch of great features once you've figured out how to use i...

In GEAR » Petzl Core battery - where to buy? Alternatives?
February 28, 12:06pm

Learned something new
I'll be looking into those 18650 batteries. Thanks for the discussion. FWIW this is my light kit: The greenish color light is easy on night vision.

In GEAR » Petzl Core battery - where to buy? Alternatives?
February 28, 9:43am

Cool
I swear by the overnighter. I get out more often and in more conditions. Great trip.

In Post-Trip Reports » Winter overnight on the CT. Trip report challenge.
February 28, 8:22am

Re: Groundsheet alternatives?
By shrink wrap I assume you mean polycro (been thinking of trying it myself). How about cuben? Pricy but light. My bivy has a sylnylon floor and I put that directly on the ground with the pa...

In GEAR » Groundsheet alternatives?
February 28, 8:17am

Re: Re: Distances
You know, I've often wondered if there is a standard method of measuring maps that I'm not using. Before computers I'd use a piece of string to trace the route, measure it and work out ...

In GEAR » Pre trip planning mapping software
February 28, 7:54am

Distances
> ... been using Garmin's Basecamp and I'm finding that some of the distances its giving me are a few miles off known distances. Map distances are always off because you're measu...

In GEAR » Pre trip planning mapping software
February 27, 5:45pm

Re: 48 hours with the Ancients
Great trip. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed the pictures.

In Post-Trip Reports » 48 hours with the Ancients
February 27, 4:01pm

Re: snake ID
I did a little digging and found a couple of useful items regarding the snake. First this tool takes me to a Prairie Kingsnake http://mdg.ext.msstate.edu/Tom_Snake/dswmedia/ms_snake_id.html A...

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight on the Tuxachanie Trail, MS
February 27, 3:41pm

Overnight on the Tuxachanie Trail, MS
The Tuxachanie Trail was pretty much destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The spoon shaped track starts right on highway 49 just north of Saucier, MS. From there it's a 6 mile hike to Airy L...

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight on the Tuxachanie Trail, MS
February 27, 12:56pm

Nice
Very different from my stomping grounds. I hope to see some SW country someday.

In Post-Trip Reports » Mogollon Trail #153 (the Gila, NM)
February 27, 12:00pm

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