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Bob Gross (--B.G.--) - BPL Guest

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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: Re: Re: Kisatchie NF
Nahh. We used to cruise around picking up pygmy rattlers, and we would drop them into an empty canteen and leave the cap on loosely. Then we would set that out on a rock next to a trail. We were...

In Post-Trip Reports » Kisatchie NF [video]
May 15, 4:53pm

Re: Re: re:gps
"That was about PLBs, not general GPS devices." With a normal GPS receiver, the whole problem is to get a weak signal received. With a PLB, the whole problem is getting a strong sig...

May 15, 4:48pm

Re: First trip out west
"As for the hiking in the Tetons, what should I hit?" I guess you know that there is lots of wildlife down in the flats of the national park. It just depends on what your priorities ar...

In Pre-Trip Planning » First trip out west
May 15, 4:03pm

Re: Esbit burner testing
The Esbit standard is to boil 16 ounces of water using one 14-gram cube. Wind, water temperature, and other minor factors are poorly defined. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
May 15, 3:57pm

Re: Re: Kisatchie NF
"Seems I keep stirring memories. There must be some good ones -- right?" Not. In 1970, the thunder sound may have been from the jets doing the air power demonstration. Kisatchie ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Kisatchie NF [video]
May 15, 3:28pm

Re: Warms the cockles of my heart
Are you saying that Esbit warms the cookies in your heart? --B.G.--

In GEAR » Esbit burner testing
May 15, 2:34pm

Re: Kisatchie NF
Good Grief! That brings back memories. Several decades ago I was in military training at Fort Polk, which is just a little south from Kisatchie. They used to truck us up to the national forest f...

In Post-Trip Reports » Kisatchie NF [video]
May 15, 2:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
There was an incident in Yosemite a few years back, Little Yosemite Valley specifically. Some people were throwing rocks at a mother bear with cub. One rock hit the cub in the head and killed it. ...

In GEAR » Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
May 15, 2:24pm

Re: Too Expensive
"I suspect it would be difficult to get sawdust from any kind of fatwood...too sticky." When I try to do any sort of woodworking, about all that I can produce is sawdust. --B.G.--

In Gear Deals » FIRE and the 3 P's
May 15, 1:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ACE
"Bob, I will argue that it was your bad-ass-ness that got you through that half mile." Gee, I don't know whether to take that as an insult or a compliment. So, even though a 6-i...

In Gear Lists » Gear List -- Grand Canyon May 2015
May 15, 1:55pm

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