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Billy Ray (rosyfinch) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale the mountains
About Me Backpacker, Skier, Climber
Been doing it a while.
StateCA

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Re: lightweight shelter for the Sierra Nevada s
"on thing I would like to know more about are tent stakes and how can you make that work in granite sand that has rocks underneath. " If you are camping high, at or above treeline, sta...

In GEAR » lightweight shelter for the Sierra Nevada s
March 31, 11:14am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Long-term water usage in California
Jack,,, and I quote from your source: "Confidence in model estimates is higher for some climate variables (e.g., temperature) than for others (e.g., precipitation)." The last I heard ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 30, 9:25pm

Re: Re: Long-term water usage in California
"What do you think climate forecasting does? Nobody said it was 100% certain." I really doubt there is any long term climate forecasting with a proven track record that exceeds 50% rel...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 30, 8:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Long-term water usage in California
"Of course we could just ignore it and grow until we have catastrophic collapse, but maybe we're smarter than that." Not likely... When our economy slows there are about 300 mil...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 30, 8:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Long-term water usage in California
"Worrying about more people coming into California is quite comical, when the real worry is how you'll get water." Wrong ... er, since more people = more water needs. "...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 30, 3:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Long-term water usage in California
Yea, but not everyone wants to replace their lawn with sticker bushes... or take showers under a nozzle that dribbles... or use a low flow toilet that clogs more frequently... etc etc etc a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 29, 6:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Long-term water usage in California
The cost of conservation saving water is interesting, but what percentage of acceptance do you actually get? I mean, if only 20% of the people adopt these measures, it's not a complete solutio...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 29, 5:56pm

Re: "REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?"
You save 100% buy getting nothing. just sayin... billy

In GEAR » REI Sale 03/27/15 - What are you getting?
March 28, 2:43pm

Re: Re: Re: 15-20C
"...and since i'm assuming it's going on top of your down quilt or bag..." good way to reduce the loft of your down... putting the weight of a synthetic quilt on top of the dow...

In GEAR » CHEAP summer weight synth quilt option?
March 28, 12:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Long-term water usage in California
Water Conservation: Good intentions; unintended consequences. I say forget water conservation. We now have about 40 million people in CA. If we cut our water usage in half per person, we will j...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 27, 9:12am

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