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About Me I was backpacking ultralight before Ray ever published!

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Thunder: How close is too close?
"am I safer in a forest or out in a grassy field?" Probably in a forest, slightly away from the very tallest trees. In a lightning situation, I have camped in the middle of a dense ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunder: How close is too close?
August 12, 8:51pm

Re: Re: Thunder: How close is too close?
"Would sitting in your shelter out on a flat grassy field be any safer than walking through the flat grassy field?" It's probably worse. I would recommend to get out of the expo...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunder: How close is too close?
August 12, 8:24pm

Re: Some questions about winter camping in the Sierras.
An old anecdote: A few of us had organized a beginner-level winter trip for January 1979, going to Westfall Meadow in Yosemite, which is around 7100 feet elevation. I believe that all of the gro...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Some questions about winter camping in the Sierras.
August 12, 8:18pm

Re: Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
No load rating? --B.G.--

In GEAR » Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
August 12, 7:45pm

Re: cards and spray and verification
"Honestly, the SPOT seems like an very primitive technology (bulky, heavy, unreliable, needs to be on outside of pack, you have no idea if it is working or not, etc)." Most of these de...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
August 12, 1:28pm

Re: reports and summaries
An old anecdote: Two of us were skiing up Lassen Peak. We saw some clouds in the west, but we were skiing up the southeastern ridge, so we couldn't pay close attention. The clouds got worse, bu...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunder: How close is too close?
August 12, 1:23pm

Re: Re: "Light" weight backpack to carry 40-50 lbs
"Dont sacrifice 0.5-1 lb for the sake of being able to carry those loads more comfortably" The original poster didn't state anything about comfort. --B.G.--

In GEAR » "Light" weight backpack to carry 40-50 lbs
August 12, 1:08pm

Re: Wow!
"2 of the bars I tried had bone fragments...." Those are your mineral supplements. --B.G.--

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tiny dense calorie brick
August 12, 12:51am

Re: Best rainwear for a month in monsoonal summer on JMT
Remember that California is experiencing the third year of an extreme drought. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Best rainwear for a month in monsoonal summer on JMT
August 11, 9:35pm

Re: Water bottles and boiling water
If you like stainless steel, I latched onto some SS water bottles with hard plastic screw cap. The volume is 24 ounces. They were at the Dollar Store, so $1 each. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Water bottles and boiling water
August 11, 6:00pm

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