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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 USA council, and enjoy taking the kids to the mountains. I hope to take up more long distance walking after retirement.
CityAustin
StateTexas
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.camp-fire.org
My PDF Gear ListJMT 2011 Gear List

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How to shave weight from my Marmot Precip? (and DWR question)
I don't know about shaving weight, but I fixed the DWR on my Precip with a bottle of Nikwax TX Direct wash-in, designed just for this purpose. I got mine at REI but I expect it's sold at a...

In GEAR » How to shave weight from my Marmot Precip? (and DWR question)
January 25, 8:58am

Pecos Wilderness as alternative to Philmont
Well I was trying to quote part of a previous post and apparently blundered into some html thing with those little arrows and lost my whole post. I will try again. Quote from a previous post: ...

In Gear Lists » Philmont gear selection..
January 18, 9:14am

FS: Aero-press SOLD
Aero-press Espresso and Coffee Maker. Mentioned in the recent coffee thread. $25.99 new from Amazon.com. Used 3 times. All pieces, in box, with 347 paper filters. Great if you want to eliminat...

In Gear Swap » FS: Aero-press
January 15, 10:13am

Re: If you're still talking coffee...............
Well I tried an Aero-press at home. It does eliminate the bitterness, and I find I miss that! So I guess Aero-press is not for me. I am posting it on Gear Swap in case anyone else wants it. R...

In GEAR » 1/2 oz coffee gizmo at REI
January 15, 10:05am

Ethics and REI Return Policy
Was there anything the matter with the items themselves? Or did you just change what you wanted, after you bought them? You can probably talk an REI Customer Service Specialist into giving ...

In Chaff » Ethics and REI Return Policy
January 11, 9:37am

learning stream crossing technique--BPL wilderness courses
It seems to me that this stream crossing thread is a good example of fascinating and informative reading that cannot possibly convey the real-life experience to the uninitiate. So, I would like to...

In Philosophy & Technique » Swim Crossing techniques/clothing
December 25, 10:11am

Re: Garmin Etrex, i wouldnt buy one again.
Fre49 wrote: "No direct interface with full US electronic map coverage at 1:24K resolution (e.g., you can’t upload non-Garmin maps like National Geographic Topo! maps directly into the GPS ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS REVIEW
December 12, 9:16pm

Re: nice trip
You are very perceptive. My law license is not currently active, but yup, there's a J.D. on my resume. How about you? Robert didn't use that soap *at all*! Which led to the moment of ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Guadalupe Mountains, Nov. 6-9, 2007
November 26, 4:09pm

intermittent
Well, prompted by your replies, I tried it several times from Safari and from Firefox. At first it seemed like Firefox was working and Safari wasn't. But then later it came up properly from S...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » dead link
November 24, 9:26am

Guadalupe Mountains, Nov. 6-9, 2007
“We don’t normally issue a permit for McKittrick Ridge one night and Wilderness Ridge the next.” The Ranger looked at us dubiously. But, we explained, we’ve been to McKittrick Ridge Camp ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Guadalupe Mountains, Nov. 6-9, 2007
November 23, 10:11pm

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