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Richard May (richardmay) - BPL Guest

My Locale Costa Rica
About Me Wow, it is nice to get back into trekking and the outdoors. I've been on hiatus for a couple of decades. I'm a photographer, not the worlds' best, but I do what I do very well.
CitySanta Ana
CountryCosta Rica

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Trip to Shenandoah NP
Great trip report. Thanks!

In Post-Trip Reports » Short, Cold Trip to Shenandoah NP
November 23, 9:47am

Who needs accuracy?
OK you've got good advice up there but, I can't help the following thought: If you don't care about accuracy and you only want to know if an item is lighter relative to another then get...

In GEAR » What scale should I buy
November 20, 12:51pm

Re: State of the Market - Fully Functioning Lightweight Tripods
Tripod weight is directly correlated to camera weight. Except in carbon fiber which is stiff enough that it won't vibrate like an equivalent weight aluminum. My camera with the longest lens ...

In Photography » State of the Market - Fully Functioning Lightweight Tripods
October 15, 7:31am

Idiotology vs Reality
I'm not a political scientist, economist, or any other kind of social scientist. I am merely a photographer. So, I'm open to being wrong the musings I put forth below. I think we can all...

In GEAR » Bug Out Bag / Prepper Setup / Survival-based UL kit and philosophy
October 14, 9:09am

Re: Re: Re: Mutual funds
> If you put your money in a diversified low cost mutual fund like a S&P 500 > index fund with for example Vanguard or Fidelity, then all the recent financial > nonsense is just part...

In GEAR » Bug Out Bag / Prepper Setup / Survival-based UL kit and philosophy
October 13, 4:58pm

Figuring it out
I've seen plenty of finger pointing over the debt. Conservatives seem to oppose increasing the debt when it's democrats doing it and vice-versa. Didn't we pay for the wars by with de...

In Chaff » Speechless (not really)
October 13, 4:31pm

Re: Mutual funds
> 9/11, the bank collapse, the flirtation with default... All wiped my mutual funds. Sure makes the mattress look like a good place to put your money eh?

In GEAR » Bug Out Bag / Prepper Setup / Survival-based UL kit and philosophy
October 13, 4:13pm

Re: The heterogeneity of knife blade materials...
LOL well, it's the long version of what I'd heard. I understand Mora's are highly respected and was willing to go on that. Might as well start somewhere, right? In summary the kni...

In GEAR » Mora #2/0 vs. Mora #1?
October 13, 7:34am

Re: Prepper philosophy
There's always Murphy's law: The best prepared are the ones who will die immediately. Hence, I'll just scavenge the bodies and houses of the dead. This does mean my wife and child ar...

In GEAR » Bug Out Bag / Prepper Setup / Survival-based UL kit and philosophy
October 12, 8:09pm

How do you keep it sharp?
> It's also so sharp that it's a little scary. I've never owned a carbon steel > blade before but this thing is like a scalpel. I understand that one advantage of carbon ste...

In GEAR » Mora #2/0 vs. Mora #1?
October 12, 2:08pm

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