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Ian B. (IDBLOOM) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America
Some truthiness here

In Chaff » Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America
July 16, 1:29pm

Re: Featureless awesomeness
I have to admit that I'm pretty fired up about this backpack. I never use the belt on my Prophet and wish it wasn't there, even when I was carrying a 12 pack of beer in it. I'...

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Core ready for ordering
July 15, 5:36pm

Re: Front pouch & bottle holder ("Wet Rib")
"So if you're into DIY projects just make one for yourself" Yeah I keep making these grandiose claims about how I'm going to conquer my sewing machine phobia and conquer the wo...

In GEAR » Water bottle holder
July 15, 5:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Health Savings Plan
"Then think about funding a HSA, if you are comfortable with a High Deductible insurance plan." I am but the only one available to me doesn't revert to anything resembling catastro...

In Chaff » Health Savings Plan
July 15, 4:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Health Savings Plan
"what if you never have medical expenses that use it? can you spend it?" No and you lose the money. Gone to the general fund I suppose. Poof! For example, I put in $2500 this year, ...

In Chaff » Health Savings Plan
July 15, 4:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Health Savings Plan
I was calling it the wrong thing. I'm talking about a flexible spending account for medical stuff.

In Chaff » Health Savings Plan
July 15, 4:12pm

Re: Health Savings Plan
Greg, I'm talking about the pre tax health savings plan, which for us, and I assume for all people is $2500 with only $500 of that eligible for carry over to the next year. I think (but...

In Chaff » Health Savings Plan
July 15, 3:52pm

Re: Re: Health Savings Plan
This is my first year of contributing to the health savings plan. Having our dentist tell us that both kids will need braces was the motivation needed to jump on board. Orthodontist is now tellin...

In Chaff » Health Savings Plan
July 15, 3:41pm

Re: Any update?
I'm looking to buy the new MLD Core in the relative near future and I'm ready to go this route. Any updates from manufacturers already making this before I hit up Zimmerbuilt for a custom ...

In GEAR » Water bottle holder
July 15, 3:14pm

Health Savings Plan
Apparently filing receipts for "Cuben fiber goodness which allows for me to go backpacking aka mental health time off from you front country d-bags" without an accompanying letter of medi...

In Chaff » Health Savings Plan
July 15, 3:04pm

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