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Doug Smith (Jedi5150) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Central CA
About Me LEO K9 handler, with SAR, EMS background.

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winter trip
Thanks for the trip report. If the Sierras ever actually get snow this winter, I'm going to give winter camping another shot (tried it twice so far with less than ideal gear). I like your...

In Post-Trip Reports » Introduction to winter camping in Minnesota
January 20, 8:38pm

I can't believe how dry it's been this year. Boy did I pick the wrong winter to get back into cross country skiing. Hahaha My only comment is on the fire danger. I know that dryness...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
January 20, 12:36am

I can't say I was personally interested in most of the choices, but then again this isn't the Doug Smith Interests ;-) I like seeing some variety on this forum. When I first...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2013 Staff Picks
January 18, 8:54pm

Re: Rescue Insurance for Backpackers (Reply to Rex/Doug)
Ah, that makes more sense now Roger. I think it means something a little different than how you took it. For non-medical rescues the costs are billed to the county of residency for the missing pe...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rescue Insurance for Backpackers
January 18, 3:06pm

Re: Rescue Insurance for Backpackers
"Roger wrote: However if there was no medical injury (example: lost trail with no heart attack, or broken bones or hypothermia treatment) then the county emergency services will send a bill, a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rescue Insurance for Backpackers
January 17, 11:12pm

GGG watcha bringing
I've got the "BPH" gear covered. Hahahaha I'm still working on my lighter kit, so let's just say I'll be bringing a "4 season" gear set-up if anyone wants to...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG Whatcha Bringing?
January 17, 7:32pm

SAR costs
Good article Rex, thanks for taking the time to gather the info. I live in California, and can only really speak for this state. But you hit the nail on the head for our state, which is that ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rescue Insurance for Backpackers
January 17, 2:51pm

Re: Doug Smith and the GGG
Hahaha, roger. Paid and thanks! :)

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 12, 9:26pm

Re: Re: GGG weather links
Hi Ken, I just went to the website and registered and then came here and read it's all full. No worries, I'm glad it looks like it's going to be a well-attended event. I'm going t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 12, 6:21pm

Re: Re: Not Quite
"American's are dumb." - Hahaha, I love it! (done on purpose I hope) ;-) I would prefer a switch to metric. I already think mostly in terms of kilometers (the weights are le...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
December 31, 1:01pm

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