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Paul Magnanti (PaulMags) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale People's Republic of Boulder
About Me I like to hike, backpack, camp and backcountry ski every so often...
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windows xp replacement
"I think you are making too much out of this." If anything, I am making too little of it. I could easily shoot down more of your examples and prove them wrong. But that is the point? ...

In On the Web » windows xp replacement ?
March 29, 1:58pm

Remember the Mom test?
Check log files, set up a Linux firewall, install a Linux distribution and tinker with it so it looks like XP, switch e-mail to TEXT vs HTML .... Oy vey. This all fails the "Mom test&quo...

In On the Web » windows xp replacement ?
March 28, 10:51am

classes
I was very lucky. A very good friend is also a climbing instructor for the Colorado Mountain Club's Basic Mountaineering School (BMS). BMS teaches you the knots, how to use the equipment, s...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » How to start mountaineering?
March 28, 6:19am

What are you doing?
a 300 wt fleece is the warmest, but rather heavy and bulky for most needs. A 100 wt fleece is a nice supplemental layer for many active conditions. A full-zip one is hard to find, but there are ...

In GEAR » Lightest warmest fleece out?
March 28, 6:13am

The Mom Factor
My Mom is not tech savvy. Whenever I think of tech questions, I think "Can my Mom do this?" Yes. Ubuntu and Mint are super easy to install and use. But, invariably, the question com...

In On the Web » windows xp replacement ?
March 27, 2:57pm

stealth camping does not always mean illegal
I know some people think "stealth camping" implies being illegal. But, here's one blog post (among many) that shows it being used in a different context back East: http://sectionh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 27, 9:05am

Red Cross
I forgot the Red Cross also offers a WFA course. The curriculum seems similar. May be more widely available, too? http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/program-highlights/cpr-first-aid/wildern...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 26, 2:19pm

stealth camping
About 5 yrs ago, I was on a section of the Arizona Trail perhaps 50 miles or so from the Mexico border. At oh-dark-early, I hear what sounded in my groggy state like a herd of elephants coming t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 26, 12:39pm

preparation
I can only imagine the feelings are different going solo vs taking someone you have responsibility for. Taking a Wilderness First Aid course may help ease those feelings a bit. About $200 +/-...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 26, 12:30pm

solo hiking
"A venturesome minority will always be eager to set off on their own, and no obstacles should be placed in their path; let them take risks, for godsake, let them get lost, sunburnt, stranded, ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 25, 10:50am

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