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David Thomas (DavidinKenai) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Re: I want to learn how to hike it bear country
>"Only way you'll learn to have that calm when you stand one up at 10 yards is to get out in the thick of things. Having some fear is both normal and healthy, you just need to control i...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » I want to learn how to hike it bear country
May 18, 12:58pm

Here you go.
Transient boat dock, past the Harbormaster's office, this Friday, Homer, Alaska. 24-foot aluminum custom-built with twin Honda 115s. About 10 am. We'll be out for about 3 days down the c...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » I want to learn how to hike it bear country
May 17, 9:32pm

PLBs
>". . . my PLB, but that is something that gives my wife a lot of comfort" A PLB-shaped piece of styrofoam, carefully painted, would weigh less than an ounce. Or maybe an empty &qu...

In Gear Lists » Gear List -- Grand Canyon May 2015
May 16, 10:47pm

Re: Mangy
>"DLP bears generally make terrible rugs." In Alaska, any DLP animals as well as road-kills are the property of the State, but the shooter / driver is required to harvest the hide o...

In GEAR » Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
May 15, 5:13pm

Re: Re: semantics
Is this a discussion among the vast multitudes of young white-trash men, with mullet haircuts, sleeping outside after midnight, by a campfire, while drunk, next the trailer while their (also mullet...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » ‘The bear hunted him': B.C. camper killed by black bear didn’t stand a chance
May 14, 8:26pm

Re: Polar Bears
An herbivore doesn't need a lot of brains to catch and eat grass and shrubs (e.g. cows). I wish moose had more brains - I'd spend less on new cars if they did, but they don't. A pre...

In GEAR » Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
May 14, 7:58pm

Materials acquisition.
What's your daily consumption of Altoids?!?

In Gear Deals » FIRE and the 3 P's
May 14, 4:53pm

Settling up.
Here you go, Jennifer. You can keep the change.

In GEAR » Insole Thoughts and Recs, I guess it's time to finally try them.
May 14, 4:29pm

GPS versus phone
Dedicated GPS: Redundancy (you can fall back to using your phone). More robust. By a lot. For shock and for water (can be submerged to 1m for up to 30 min). Better battery life. Easy to ext...

In GEAR » GPS
May 14, 11:33am

No need to be all-thumbs.
>"I use a Mini Bic to light the corner of an Esbit, rolling the striker with index finger rather than thumb" I do this as well. And, like any use of a Bic lighter, it is far easier...

In Gear Deals » FIRE and the 3 P's
May 14, 11:21am

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