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Ian B. (IDBLOOM) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Ian B.

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Re: Vehicle Recomendations
I'd look for a 2wd 4 cylinder pick up truck. You can get 20-30 mpg depending on which model you get. Get one with a canopy and you've got something you can crash in, something I do in my ...

In Chaff » Vehicle Recomendations
December 19, 2:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Brass spoon?
Some quick/lazy googling revealed that you can pick up a lead test kit from a hardware store.

In GEAR » Brass spoon?
December 19, 12:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Brass spoon?
Jon already suggested it but why not a silver spoon since they are anti microbial as well?

In GEAR » Brass spoon?
December 19, 12:25pm

Re: Re: My tick experience. No pictures but not for the squeamish.
If there is a devil, ticks are his spawn. I don't care what it would do to the ecosystem, if I could push a button and exterminate every last one of them, I would. Glad you're ok and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My tick experience. No pictures but not for the squeamish.
December 19, 11:58am

Re: Wet WA
If the temperatures appear to remain above freezing for the duration of the trip, I don't bring anything to keep my feet dry. My La Sportiva Wildcats drain water really well and while damp, my...

In GEAR » Return to Goretex in rainy climates?
December 19, 11:46am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Brass spoon?
You will never know true adventure until you've soiled your pants, on foreign soil.

In GEAR » Brass spoon?
December 19, 11:20am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Brass spoon?
Good point Chris which is why I'm working on a brass plated ninja throwing star which will replace my knife for processing food, I'll lay it on some rocks and bam... pot stand replaced, and...

In GEAR » Brass spoon?
December 19, 10:48am

Re: Ideas for a spring trip east of the Cascades in WA?
Blue mountains are wonderful but the trails I haunt tend to be snowed over in the Spring. Check with the Ranger Station but I believe Panjab trail tends to melt off early on. It's certain...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ideas for a spring trip east of the Cascades in WA?
December 19, 9:26am

Re: Plating
Holy crap. This might be the most BPL thread ever. Vaya con dios with this idea. Maybe you've solved a problem that I never knew existed.

In GEAR » Brass spoon?
December 19, 12:01am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Grouse
Wild ones. The Canadian geese are no problem but there are a couple big oil' ugly SOBs that capture my undivided attention when they start hissing at me and start posturing for a fight.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Hazard: turkeys!
December 17, 6:51pm

All Reader Reviews by Ian B.

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Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've made a few purchases from Lawson. His glow-wire and ti stakes are my personal favorites in their class. The price has always been fair, shipping has been free, and delivery timely. Yesterd...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 24, 10:34am

ULA Equipment
I ordered a ULA Ohm 2.0 with standard options ~ 4/2013. Chris was very quick to respond to my emails. I had originally ordered a CDT and he was quick to modify my order. Backpack arrived within a f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 13, 11:55am

zpacks Company
Well Z Packs continues to live up to their stellar reputation. I ordered a Hexamid Twin a few weeks ago. The posted delivery times were 5-7 weeks on their website. I suspected that spring is a hect...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 30, 11:31pm