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Kevin Buggie (kbuggie) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me I teach 8 year olds. My dog is 13. And I like to play outside

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Fire Bans
My opinion is that we should all try to follow their rules! My reasoning is that it seems in New Mexico at least, the Forest Service (and local land managers) are all the more likely to go to ...

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
May 07, 3:25pm

Re: "The Plan"
Josiah, From my experience in Colorado's highcountry you can't go wrong with a minimum of just 3 types of flies (I fish mostly with tenkara in streams): #16 Yellow Stimulator (cov...

In Fishing » Recommended Fly Assortment for Colorado Alpine Creeks and Lakes
May 07, 3:08pm

A lighter Alpacka?
I see the Alpacka website has a new boat. The Gnu. 2 person R2 kind of boat, but the interesting thing is that it comes in 2 different fabric choices: regular or Vectran. The latter is 15% lig...

In Packrafting » A lighter Alpacka?
April 23, 6:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Oily skin and down bags
Great question! Switching to a quilt has helped keep my sleeping kit much cleaner, as most of my oils are from my head/face. This way I can frequently clean (after each short trip) my sleeping ...

In GEAR » Oily skin and down bags
April 04, 7:48am

Re: Re: Kudos!...... and packrafting downstream?
Thanks for the info, Dave. Those regs are surprisingly accommodating. My favorite/closest packrafting locale so far is the BLM managed San Juan, but man is the required gear a drag on a lightwei...

In Post-Trip Reports » The Grand Eight
April 03, 2:13pm

Kudos!...... and packrafting downstream?
Dave, Man, great read and trip! Looking forward to reading Brendan's perspective. Can you elaborate a bit on the process for getting your permit from the NPS? To what degree did they...

In Post-Trip Reports » The Grand Eight
April 03, 1:18pm

Re: Re: We're Failing People
+1, Craig. Well said! I'll add this to my comments near the start of this thread; in the 2 hours I interacted with James Boyd last summer, he never asked me for money. Only if he could shar...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 28, 11:56am

Re: Re: 131.8 Miles Across Grand Canyon
Thanks for posting a good read!

In Post-Trip Reports » 131.8 Miles Across Grand Canyon
March 28, 10:50am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
This latest incident in Albuquerque is the next in a long-line of fatal APD shootings (to the extent that APD is in the midst of a long FBI investigation regarding civil-rights violations), many of...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 26, 12:55pm

Re: Perils of stealth camping.... I met this very guy on a trip
Small world, BPL. I met the guy killed by APD in the video above last summer at the end of a 7 day packrafting trip. It's sobering and sad to watch that video. I was waiting hours for th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 26, 11:53am

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