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Re: Re: Re: Geekdom
"Aren't bears attracted to slide rules?" Perhaps Golden Bears. And Polar bears who need to convert from Cartesian coordinates. "If you want to trim weight, you can disca...

In GEAR » What do you hike with that nobody else has?
July 14, 6:46pm

Re: read it, hiked it, liked it
> "I doubt that many non-hikers get inspired to do the PCT" Circa 1979, I was going up Whitney out of Whitney Portal and there was a family strewn all over the trail. We passed Mom...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
July 14, 4:36pm

Geekdom
Sorry, Ken. 3 significant figures.

In GEAR » What do you hike with that nobody else has?
July 14, 3:30pm

Re: What do you hike with that nobody else has?
A. Sentimental B. Unique C. Pretty darn geeky? I've brought a 6-inch slide rule on a 9-day trip. (I'm being UL, I leave the 10- and 20-inch ones at home). Somewhat like the zen of sh...

In GEAR » What do you hike with that nobody else has?
July 14, 2:37pm

Re: Kestral Minimalist weights with cut-down sheath
>"Personally, I'll be passing on the $110 Kestral" 13 grams is impressive, for sure. So is $110. I focus on grams when I'm backpacking (and a SAK Classic is plenty) but ...

In GEAR » 13g knife
July 14, 2:25pm

Re: Re: Location in Bay Area
>"We outgrew Point Reyes." Gotcha. A victim of your own success.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
July 07, 1:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: What gear makes you happy?
Bob, Nope, I didn't know that. I've heard they don't come that way in other countries, but all the ones I've seen have the little guard near the sparker wheel. They are easy to p...

In GEAR » What gear makes you happy?
July 07, 1:56pm

Re: Re: What gear makes you happy?
>" a mini BIC lighter --B.G.--" Which I'd tweak to "a mini BIC lighter with the child-safety guard removed". For snow camping, I'll splurge and bring a full-siz...

In GEAR » What gear makes you happy?
July 07, 1:18pm

Location in Bay Area
Just to throw another idea in the mix: Coast Camp at Point Reyes. I've brought 35-40 people to that group camping area in the 1990's and we'd out-gear-geek BPLs, at least in tonnage (b...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
July 07, 1:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Seriously People.....
Sarah, it sounds like a horrible experience, far more invasive, long-lasting and less resolved than the various times I've had IDs stolen, credit cards compromised, funds wrongly transferred fr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Car Keys?
May 14, 8:04pm

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