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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: Permit legality when resupplying
Like always, the answer is "it depends." Rather than getting into that situation and then being totally dependent on somebody else's decision, perhaps the best solution is not to h...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Permit legality when resupplying
March 12, 1:35am

Re: Re: For Mac Users and Congrats
An excellent video shot to add, if you ever get the chance: A brown bear walking toward the camera like it had a purpose, with autofocus tracking the whole way. Then try to get a boom microphone...

In Editor's Roundtable » Amateur Backpacking Videography
March 11, 4:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Lightweight Carabiners
"almost all modern climbing carabiners are made from aluminum" Pure aluminum, or aluminum alloy? --B.G.--

In GEAR » Lightweight Carabiners
March 11, 4:10pm

Re: so gross
"Then why bother needlessly "correcting" (in your opinion only) someone" Dave, where did I claim to be correcting the person who made the posting? I will repeat myself, wh...

In GEAR » REI Dividend and 20 % off sale ?
March 11, 4:07pm

Re: Re: Lightweight Carabiners
Eric, aren't nearly all lightweight carabiners made out of an aluminum alloy? In the ancient days forty or fifty years ago, we could not afford good aluminum ones, so we used stainless steel...

In GEAR » Lightweight Carabiners
March 11, 3:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Great suggestions!
I should have stated this before. This is an excellent area for doing some land navigation training, or at least simple topo map reading. I used to lead my group in there by one route variation, an...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Nevada route for wife's first time?
March 11, 3:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Great suggestions!
As I had indicated, there is no real trail. There are some little bits and pieces of usage trails, but those come and go with the seasons. The route to get there can be interesting. Earlier lead...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Nevada route for wife's first time?
March 11, 3:20pm

Re: altitude
Heart rate is something easy enough to monitor. You just have to decide what it means. The old standard idea was that your maximal heart rate should be 220 minus your age. So, for round numbers,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT and Altitude Sickness
March 11, 3:04pm

Re: REI Dividend and 20 % off sale ?
I would think that most BPL members would want to raise the level of discussion here, not to try to lower it down to the level of Twitter. Say what you mean and mean what you say. --B.G.--

In GEAR » REI Dividend and 20 % off sale ?
March 11, 1:42pm

Re: Here is a place i saw this question before
" " Exactly. I use a slightly different model for a different length of lens, but this is the right idea. --B.G.--

In Photography » Camera case/bag
March 11, 12:42pm

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