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Mina Loomis (elmvine) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Central Texas
About Me I have been backpacking on and off in the western US since college in the early 1970's. Summer 1970 a bunch of us spent a week in the Three Sisters Wilderness in Oregon barefoot with blankets, book bags, and no proper gear at all. Now I coordinate youth backpacking for our Camp Fire council, and enjoy taking the kids to the mountains. I hope to take up more long distance walking after retirement.
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All Forum Posts by Mina Loomis

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Thanks for the tip on the Panasonic! Looked it up; it is supposed to be on the market in April. I think I should wait so I can compare the two. I like it that the range is greater, since that...

In Photography » Olympus Stylus 9000
March 20, 10:05am

FS: Wide angle converter lens for Nikon Coolpix P5000
Nikon model WC-E67. If you have a P5000 digital camera, and you would like to have wide angle (24mm). This adds on with a little adapter ring which I have included in the box. The instruction sh...

In Gear Swap » FS: Wide angle converter lens for Nikon Coolpix P5000
March 20, 9:19am

Olympus Stylus 9000
This is a new model. All my other digital cameras have been either Canon or Nikon. Olympus Stylus 9000 is pocket size, goes wide-angle (28) to 10x optical zoom (280). I need a new camera, am con...

In Photography » Olympus Stylus 9000
March 19, 1:44pm

Re: other models; any tarp/pole suggestions?
Look at this: and this: for possibilities for your car tarp option. They come with their poles. Also REI has a new bi...

In GEAR » Tarps and tents for car camping
March 15, 9:01pm

Wonderland Trail
Sarah: Wow, I didn't realize you live so close to that area! I may want to get in touch about that shuttle idea, and it would be fun to meet up with you anyway. My older son's girlfriend...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wonderland Trail
March 14, 1:29pm

Wonderland Trail
We are planning for a Wonderland Trail trip in July 2009. I think there are probably a number of forum members who are familiar with that area, and there was that article a while back about the No...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wonderland Trail
March 13, 9:07pm

REI UL pack compression
"Did they stick with the cinch cord compression system? that's the one thing I'll always miss about that pack. fill it, yank on the strap and your golden." Nope. Standard side...

In GEAR » New REI UL pack
February 19, 5:45pm

Nope, no toothpaste
I was brought up on tooth powder, first on some stuff called "pycopay" that my grandparents always used. This was in the 1950's. Later we just mixed half and half baking soda and sa...

In GEAR » Toothpaste
February 15, 10:12pm

Choice of forum
The "G-spot" forum seems to receive a lot of threads that really belong in other forums. Perhaps this is because people read "G-spot" more, or perhaps it's because most any...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Choice of forum
January 28, 10:15am

aluminum poles can break
We have definitely had aluminum poles break, maybe 3 or 4 times over the last few years. Not in the middle, but rather a split beginning from the end of a section, where it goes over the insert fr...

In GEAR » Do you carry a plastic pole repair sleeve?
January 28, 9:59am

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