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All Forum Posts by Richard Scruggs

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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

Re: EPIC fabric question
Excerpt from a BPL article on the Oware Silnylon/Epic Bivy: "EPIC is good for intermittent light drizzle and for use in shelters with heavy condensation, but it may not be appropriate for p...

In GEAR » EPIC fabric question
December 15, 6:31pm

Re: This is where BPL's heart lies
Very, very well stated, Travis. Learning how folks face, and cope with, this disease is a very valuable education for others, and a great deal more. It is an inspiration. I joi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hi! My Name Is Ken, I'm A Diabetic
December 15, 10:32am

Re: Frying pan angst
Trangia's 27 UL hard anodized cook set comes with a hard-anodized aluminum frying pan that's a nice size (7.4" wide x 1.2" deep), and pretty light (per Trangia's recent specs,...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Frying pan angst
December 11, 3:40pm

Re: kat p.
Hi, Joseph - here's my opinion on your question: I see BPL as providing resources for info and ideas related to an activity I enjoy very much -- lightweight backpacking. Those resources i...

In GEAR » Gear Swap & Capilene
December 06, 5:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: re: members only on Gear Swap
Guess you missed the point earlier: The object of BPL has not been to make its website "hugely profitable" and BPL certainly does not "restrict" membership. As far as yo...

In GEAR » Gear Swap & Capilene
December 04, 4:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: re: members only on Gear Swap
No, my point isn't that BPL is "beset by freeloaders" at BPL's expense. And I do agree that forum postings by members and non-members alike are a benefit to BPL and its followe...

In GEAR » Gear Swap & Capilene
December 04, 4:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: re: members only on Gear Swap
RE: "You can be proud to be a member but I do not use any of those additional features, which apparently includes the ability to look down on people who just want to use an internet forum wit...

In GEAR » Gear Swap & Capilene
December 04, 3:51pm

Re: Re: re: members only on Gear Swap
RE: "Marmot Prince" aka "Chuckie Cheese" -- "Maybe if you told me to invest in BPL before these changes I would be able to consider it, but regardless of the price I now h...

In GEAR » Gear Swap & Capilene
December 04, 2:21pm

Re: Christmas style lights?
Here's a light string which, while not colored, will run on 2 AA batteries -- http://www.rei.com/search?query=light+string If an electric outlet is available, here are colored and the...

In GEAR » Christmas style lights?
December 01, 7:33pm

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

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