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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.
CityAustin
StateTexas
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.camp-fire.org
My PDF Gear ListJMT 2011 Gear List

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In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Watched THreads
October 08, 9:44pm

Thanks!
Thanks for the encouragement! Stuart, if you go up there, and you want to check out what we call The Rockpile, here's how to find it. Starting at Jacks Creek Trailhead, you have some swit...

In Post-Trip Reports » Pecos Wilderness youth trip 7/08
September 09, 10:28pm

Camp Fire trip to Pecos Wilderness
I just posted a Trip Report, in that forum, about our Camp Fire youth trip to Pecos Wilderness, NM, in July. Thought I'd put a note here, in case readers of this forum are interested. Camp Fi...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Camp Fire trip to Pecos Wilderness
September 09, 4:39pm

Pecos Wilderness youth trip 7/08
Pecos Wilderness, New Mexico July 6-12, 2008 5 adults, 7 youth ages 11-16. This was a youth trip, with Camp Fire USA Balcones Council, based in Austin, Texas. I am the volunteer backpacking co...

In Post-Trip Reports » Pecos Wilderness youth trip 7/08
September 09, 4:32pm

sliding on uneven ground
When the ground is sloping enough for me to slip during the night, I find something to wedge next to me on the lower edge. Like, the toes of my shoes, or a ditty bag with personal items in it, or ...

In GEAR » Sliding pad
August 28, 9:46am

"Last 50 Posts" alternative
I used to do the "Last 50 Posts" thing. No longer. Instead, I go to the Forum Index, and look at the most recent post date for each forum in which I might be interested. If the dat...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Admin: "Last 50 Posts" Option
August 22, 8:51pm

Airlines and stoves/cookware
Last June we flew from Austin to Paris with a well-used Bushbuddy Ultra. No one remarked upon it. We didn't take any pots, though--we bought those at a discount store in France, and then gave...

In GEAR » Airlines and stoves/cookware
March 30, 10:37am

Re: Does the MH Phantom have room for puffy jackets?
I bought a womens MHW Phantom 15 degree sleeping bag at the REI Superclearance in February (for about $98 with employee pricing). This was to replace my older REI Downtime 0 degree which weighs ab...

In GEAR » Does the MH Phantom have room for puffy jackets?
March 30, 10:31am

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

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