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Craig W. (xnomanx) - BPL Professional Member

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About Me Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
-K. Vonnegut
CityBeautiful Altadena
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.sweepingthegarden.wordpress.com
My PDF Gear ListGeneral Adventuring Gearlist (2013)

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All Forum Posts by Craig W.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Leaving the World of Technology?
In my case a think its neither a problem nor is it so important that I couldn't live without it. Mostly I've been musing about my life before it all, trying to figure out what it is I...

In Chaff » Leaving the World of Technology?
September 14, 4:15pm

Re: Re: Re: How to kill a trout
"Ziplock with some water and toss in the freezer. Cold numbs the pain. This is what I do. " That sounds like a slow way to die.

In Fishing » How to kill a trout
September 14, 12:01pm

Re: Re: Leaving the World of Technology?
Something I find interesting in the passage above: "The nuns live largely without phones or the Internet; they rarely leave their monastery. Their oral histories are available only because ...

In Chaff » Leaving the World of Technology?
September 14, 11:51am

Leaving the World of Technology?
I recently heard yet another person bragging that they didn't have a television or cable. As if it's some bold new way to live, especially as the internet is rapidly replacing both. I&...

In Chaff » Leaving the World of Technology?
September 14, 12:24am

Vocation vs Avocation
Avocation as vocation can be a tricky one and certainly takes the right personality for it to work. I think it can certainly lead to burnout and loss of interest for many people. But for those th...

In On the Web » Vocation vs Avocation
September 13, 9:09pm

How to kill a trout
I don't fish with hook and line much anymore but I'm pretty involved in freediving and spearfishing in the ocean. Having a few live, twitching, bleeding fish on your stringer while diving ...

In Fishing » How to kill a trout
September 12, 4:01pm

Re: somewhere...
"Somewhere, someone is doing something amazing... and not telling anyone else about it." That would be me Dave. It was nuts, likely the Alpha and Omega, a magnum opus of true outdoor ...

In Philosophy & Technique » John Muir Trail speed records - a question of style
September 12, 1:03am

Re: Re: Re: Re: LNT -Craig
If Ian builds a fort in the forest and nobody knows it's there, is it LNT?

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 11, 5:50pm

Re: LNT -Craig
When I teach this stuff to high school students, I find it does just the opposite. Rather than neglecting an opportunity to teach a philosophy of respect that extends beyond the trail, I think it ...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 11, 4:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: re: LNT - Craig
I know who you're talking about. I've been snow camping in Icehouse and had my entire camp, even the inside of my tent, inspected by the same older Koreans in the morning. They throw some...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 11, 3:38pm

All Reader Reviews by Craig W.

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Montbell Thermawrap jacket
A great jacket- my XL weighs in at just over 10 oz. with its stuff sack. Very simple, functional design- perfect for 3 seasons in the Sierras when combined with a base layer and/or shell system.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
May 15, 8:56pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
These are great "dry" gaiters. As a trail runner I shopped and shopped for a good, breathable, and lightweight pair...not much out there. Most mainstream gear makers seem to seriously over...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 13, 8:55pm