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Paul Magnanti (PaulMags) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale People's Republic of Boulder
About Me I like to hike, backpack, camp and backcountry ski every so often...
CityBoulder
StateCO
My Website URLhttp://www.pmags.com

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paracord
I do keep paracord in my vehicle in the emergency kit because it is so useful. It is also in my car-camping kit as a tarp is useful to rig up for sun or rain shelter. I remember my wife and I m...

In Chaff » Hobby Lobby has good selection of 550 cord
May 22, 10:42am

er..interesting
To paraphrase the wise philosopher Jerry Garcia... "What a long, strange thread this has been" :)

In Chaff » Hobby Lobby has good selection of 550 cord
May 22, 7:13am

heat shrink caps
I, too, am in the use a "Bic lighter-melt-the-end-roll-the-string-and-yelp" camp. However, you could use heat shrink caps found at most local hardware stores: http://bit.ly/R9hzNn ...

In Make Your Own Gear » melting cut ends of cord
May 21, 9:41am

The Trail Show #24 - Gobi Desert Route
The Trail Show #24 – Gobi Desert Route Show #24!! – It’s our 2-Year Anniversary Show! This month we Skype an embedded reporter in New Mexico followed by a call to Deutschland. We rec...

In On the Web » The Trail Show #24 - Gobi Desert Route
May 20, 9:37pm

Heinlein
Reminds me of the classic Heinlein quote: A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, buil...

In On the Web » Thru-Hikers: Specialized outdoors knowledge
May 15, 2:30pm

How much time do you need outside? Overnight, week(s), month(s), .. more?
I wrote this last fall. May be be of interest to some: http://www.pmags.com/work-life-outdoors-balance Similar to what Dale advocates. Appropriately enough, I am leaving my beige box in...

In Philosophy & Technique » How much time do you need outside? Overnight, week(s), month(s), .. more?
May 15, 2:11pm

"How much time do you need outside? Overnight, week(s), month(s), .. more?
As much time as I can get. It is never enough.

In Philosophy & Technique » How much time do you need outside? Overnight, week(s), month(s), .. more?
May 15, 12:49pm

Thru-Hikers: Specialized outdoors knowledge
Thru-hiker’s have extensive experience in the outdoors. But it is a very specialized experience. Just some musings... http://www.pmags.com/thru-hikers-specialized-outdoors-knowledge

In On the Web » Thru-Hikers: Specialized outdoors knowledge
May 15, 10:14am

you don't say
"you are cross referencing posts here...." No kidding. Next thing you are going tell me I'm bald and short too. ;-) "Mags quoted a part of the above and linked a sto...

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
May 14, 2:02pm

alcohol stove fires
"I missed the part in that article where the guy cleared the area five feet around...the part of the quote you left out---->" Cripe dude..you are splitting hairs. An alcohol st...

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
May 14, 11:24am

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