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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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Re: Low cost Sleeping bag alternatives
Forgive my ignorance, I hike in south Louisiana. Low last night was like 74F. Maybe you could sleep in a down coat and use leggings or puffy pants? Cheap(ish) but certainly not for everyone.

In GEAR » Low cost Sleeping bag alternatives
June 30, 5:29pm

my poles always lean forward
For whatever it means my poles are long enough that, with my elbow at 90deg, the poles lean forward a little even when reaching out on the forward step. My arms swing alternate to my feet as when w...

In Philosophy & Technique » Trekking poles up hill adjustment
May 21, 2:08pm

Re: SHT - Daughter's first real backpacking trip - video
Thank you for that! I look forward to doing something similar with my son in about 7 years. :-) At three he already says "I want to go camping Daddy". Maybe an overnight car camp. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » SHT - Daughter's first real backpacking trip - video
May 20, 11:36pm

Re: Re: Eagle Rock Loop, AK
> Whichever, I don't think that this is east of the Mississippi. Ha! Where's my head? Doh! AK/AR, I do it ALL the time.

In Pre-Trip Planning » East of the Mississippi
May 20, 7:08am

Eagle Rock Loop, AK
I've been looking at Eagle Rock Loop in Arkansas for much the same reasons. Maybe a bit short but it seems there are many trails around to extend it. I've done some looking, this might ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » East of the Mississippi
May 19, 7:44pm

awesome tree!
That's so cool! I remember my first trip solo. What fun! That is a gorgeous tree.

In Post-Trip Reports » First Solo Trip! — "Eagle Creek Without a Curfew"
May 19, 7:33pm

Video: Safety in Bear Country - 2012 NOLS Faculty Summit
Kind of long winded but this is very good too: Safety in Bear Country - Dr. Tom Smith - 2012 NOLS Faculty Summit

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » I want to learn how to hike it bear country
May 18, 11:31am

Re: Enjoyed
Thanks Ryan! Aha! So there is a reason for hearing booms all day long. Thanks Geoff. The H1 seems to narrow for me Bob. In post I realized that the mike pretty much picks up what it's poi...

In Post-Trip Reports » Kisatchie NF [video]
May 16, 11:51am

Re: soundscape – dead kitten
Mark, I used a $2.00 piece of fake fur from JoAnn's Fabrics. It worked, so now I splurged $12 on a dead kitten.

In Post-Trip Reports » Kisatchie NF [video]
May 15, 6:22pm

Re: soundscape
"It was nice to just listen to the sounds of the trail." Thank you, Alex! I really wanted to get decent sound. Turns out I spent at least as much time on the sound as on the video. ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Kisatchie NF [video]
May 15, 6:20pm

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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