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Ian B. (IDBLOOM) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Ian B.

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Re: Re: Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent
"Remember it's Gary, not Zpacks, dubbing it "ultimate" and "wind bomber." Now it's gotta defend itself from the backlash against someone else's enthusiasm a...

In GEAR » Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent
November 23, 10:26pm

Re: The compass among us
Rodger, For whatever reason, I get dyslexic when I try to sort this stuff out in my head when I'm tired. The reason I bought a compass with adjustable declination is to keep things as s...

In Post-Trip Reports » The compass among us
November 23, 11:09am

Re: Onerous BPLrules
"Might as well kick me in the groin and say something mean to me." Well if you insist. KATHUNK! Dear Daryl, Your CCF Spaceman Spiff vest is sooooooo 2012. "It is r...

In Chaff » Onerous BPLrules
November 23, 10:19am

As a reminder...
Washington State is a godless socialist hellhole contaminated with nuclear toxic waste and volcanoes that will explode supposedly in the next few years that will pretty much destroy all life within...

In Chaff » As a reminder...
November 22, 10:52am

Advantages not assaults
We're a herd of cats and BPL is the laser pointer. "But the point of this post is a different one: The media, friends and family and basically every one you meet on a trail will peste...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
November 21, 7:16am

Re: Fjällräven polar
Just voted. Good luck.

In Chaff » Fjällräven polar
November 21, 6:17am

Re: Re: Re: Skurka's Fat Cousins
"But please, no pictures of Ian in the orca dinghy." So you object to the the image of me riding a majestic killer whale through some sick rapids and narrowly escaping strainers but yo...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Range of Light: Fastpacking the John Muir Trail in Under a Week
November 20, 6:42pm

Re: Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
Thanks for the good read. I'm a bit of a hypocrite. I don't have a problem traveling solo in less than ideal locations but I lose my $#!+ when I can't find my kid for an hour. I ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
November 20, 5:59pm

Skurka's Fat Cousins
So we're related Spelt! (now the exclamation point makes sense but you've since changed your moniker) I was going to propose that you and I could join forces and create team Skurka's...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Range of Light: Fastpacking the John Muir Trail in Under a Week
November 20, 5:40pm

Re: Re: Going Fast
I've found that hiking up to 20-25 miles and throwing in 3-5k of elevation gain/loss a day can be done by most people just on time management alone. That's about where I'm at (not quit...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Range of Light: Fastpacking the John Muir Trail in Under a Week
November 20, 2:28pm

All Reader Reviews by Ian B.

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Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've made a few purchases from Lawson. His glow-wire and ti stakes are my personal favorites in their class. The price has always been fair, shipping has been free, and delivery timely. Yesterd...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 24, 10:34am

ULA Equipment
I ordered a ULA Ohm 2.0 with standard options ~ 4/2013. Chris was very quick to respond to my emails. I had originally ordered a CDT and he was quick to modify my order. Backpack arrived within a f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 13, 11:55am

zpacks Company
Well Z Packs continues to live up to their stellar reputation. I ordered a Hexamid Twin a few weeks ago. The posted delivery times were 5-7 weeks on their website. I suspected that spring is a hect...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 30, 11:31pm