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All Forum Posts by Richard Scruggs

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Re: Re: Wow...
I like Ron Moak's metaphor from a thread that I linked earlier in this thread: "Remember, not all of us stand on the same step on the staircase to backpacking nirvana. Nor are all of ou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only
December 19, 4:09pm

Re: great
Flow charts are great! And would really enjoy seeing a "flow chart" approach married to Mike Clelland's cartoon character all outfitted for the wilderness. You could click o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only
December 19, 3:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: The BPL Mission
Doug: "+1 on a set of "Beginner's Guide to UL" or some set of core articles like that. As a newer member transitioning to a lighter pack, this would do a couple of things: &q...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only
December 19, 3:17pm

Re: What is BPL and where does it want to go from here?
Especially as providing some "big-picture" context/contrast for issues in current threads on BPL's past-present-future, conflicting perspectives, and civility, the thread at the link ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only
December 19, 11:40am

Re: nice to hear other viewpoints
Ditto David re everything he said -- civil, constructive comments/criticism of BPL's future is great, and please, no ads cluttering up the site. Seems to me that a model primarily dependen...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only
December 19, 9:10am

Re: EPIC for a Breathable Shelter
Here's a BPL article by Ryan re bivies with his evaluation of Epic's performance, mainly for bivies and sleeping bags (both poor), but also with brief comment re EPIC used for tents (better...

In Make Your Own Gear » EPIC for a Breathable Shelter
December 17, 10:16pm

Re: Miguel
Miguel, glad to hear your good news on the necrosis. Wish you the best! My best day after a doc visit is when the doc tells me, "whatever you're doing, keep doing it." So...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hi! My Name Is Ken, I'm A Diabetic
December 17, 1:52pm

Re: Re: "Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only"
Jake D - Since you apparently believe strongly that BPL management is incompetent and greedy, that the folks who pay for a BPL subscription are elites with a superiority complex, that the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only
December 16, 2:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only
"If you walked into a Mcdonalds franchise that was dirty, tables not cleaned up, people behind the counter were rude, manager sat in the office despite loud customer complaints. would you buy ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only
December 16, 12:20pm

Re: Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only
OP: "First, let me clarify because there's a kind of elitism in the forums that causes members to act as though they are superior to non-members just because of a little badge by their na...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only
December 16, 10:38am

All Reader Reviews by Richard Scruggs

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Aloksak O.P 12.5 x 20"
They do last a looooooooooooong time when used as a map case, though. JRS

In Miscellaneous Products
August 29, 2:18pm

Base Designs 1000ml Titanium Pot
Just received one of the 1000 ml Base Designs titanium pots from ProLite. At $19 plus shipping (and shipping is free within USA if order exceeds $50), this pot appears to be a bargain for what appear...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 07, 10:50pm

Backcountrygear.com
Have had many, many on-line orders at Backcountry Gear over several years, and experienced only a single error in all those transactions when they sent the wrong color of an item. As it turned out, I...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 03, 1:52pm

National Geographic TOPO! Outdoor Recreation Mapping Software - California
Several years ago, I purchased mapping software for a few of the "regional" areas produced by National Geographic. For example, the software included the North Cascades on one disk, the Sout...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
February 06, 5:38pm