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Mina Loomis (elmvine) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Central Texas
About Me I have been backpacking on and off in the western US since college in the early 1970's. Summer 1970 a bunch of us spent a week in the Three Sisters Wilderness in Oregon barefoot with blankets, book bags, and no proper gear at all. Now I coordinate youth backpacking for our Camp Fire council, and enjoy taking the kids to the mountains. I hope to take up more long distance walking after retirement.
CityAustin
StateTexas
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.camp-fire.org
My PDF Gear ListJMT 2011 Gear List

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sulfur?
When I was a kid in the 1950's and 60's, at camp they used to put powdered sulfur in a sock and dust our ankles (like a powder puff) with it, for ticks and chiggers. I think it worked. I ...

In GEAR » Gear to protect against THE most deadly backcountry beastie...
September 20, 9:38am

Re: Re @mina
>>Whoops, you had the current one year return policy listed and I missed that. No problem. A couple of more comments. As stated in what I copied above, there is not a time limit ...

In GEAR » marmot "lifetime" warranty worthless for me
September 12, 4:19pm

REI current return policy
>>Luckily, this was when REI still had their unlimited customer satisfaction guarantee so it was easy to get a different jacket. Current new REI return policy would still cover your manufa...

In GEAR » marmot "lifetime" warranty worthless for me
September 11, 3:36pm

Maps found!
Thanks to all for your suggestions. I think we have a good trip plan now. And a post to my neighborhood listserv indirectly turned up the maps I need. Headed for the trail... Mina

In Pre-Trip Planning » Taos area backpacking for Camp Fire kids?
June 26, 12:26pm

fires
BJ, Thanks for your concern. The staff member at the Carson NF office in Taos that I spoke to today did not think there was any reason not to go hiking in the Carson except for the far southern po...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Taos area backpacking for Camp Fire kids?
June 24, 7:28pm

Taos area backpacking for Camp Fire kids?
I have a group of 13 Camp Fire teens all getting ready for our summer trip to the mountains *next week* (!). We are coming from Austin, Texas. Our usual destination is Pecos Wilderness. Closed b...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Taos area backpacking for Camp Fire kids?
June 24, 2:37pm

Timely
Your report is especially timely for me this week. I have a group of 13 Camp Fire teens all getting ready for our summer trip to the mountains *next week* (!). We are coming from Austin, Texas. ...

In Photo Gallery » Taos NM area basecamping
June 24, 2:13pm

Even with only a tarp
Learned this at the upper end of Lyell Canyon, summer 2011. 8 x 10 flat tarp. Cold wind from earlier in the evening had died down. Clear, chilly, high elevation, we decided to sleep under the beau...

In GEAR » additional warmth provided by rain fly in double wall tent
May 20, 10:26pm

Garmin tech support
I too am tech challenged. I have a Dakota 20. I call Garmin tech support and they are always very helpful. I've learned a lot from them. I was able to load the halfmile data in 2011 through ...

In GEAR » Need help loading halfmile's waypoints onto gps
April 17, 4:20pm

men's vs women's
So, looking at the NB web site, it looks like the brown ones are the men's model and the blue ones are the women's model. The blue ones in the NB pictures and in your article look like the...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance 889 Multisport Review
April 03, 10:23am

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