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Re: Want to make a quilt... (many questions)
Ray Jardine sells quilt kits with a selection of features plus detailed instructions. His website also provides some sewing tips. His "Ray-Way" quilt kits are linked about half-way down...

In Make Your Own Gear » Want to make a quilt... (many questions)
May 16, 1:15pm

Suggestions for 2-3 nighter near Portland OR
Jefferson Park in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness Area is a great hike. Real popular in the summer, especially on weekends. Several trails provide access to Jefferson Park. Breitenbush trail head...

In Post-Trip Reports » Looking for a 3 nighter near Portland OR
May 16, 3:59am

North Cascades National Park
Sounds like you've got your "short" list done. I'm surprised no one mentioned North Cascades National Park -- spectacular and not crowded in early September. Whatcom Pass is a g...

In Post-Trip Reports » Spectacular PNW trip suggestion??
April 15, 4:59am

Re: Federal Government Shutdown Gear List
Maybe I missed it on your list, but you might need a firestarter of some sort (at least to get the alcohol stove ignited). If the windproof gloves are shell only, light wool or fleece liner gl...

In Gear Lists » Federal Government Shutdown Gear List
April 03, 12:20am

Re: MLD Mini FB Event Alert
Ron -- OK, you hooked me into getting into facebook, just so I can join MLD's group. But I'm unclear on one thing -- What's an "MLD mini-event"? If it's free, I'm in.

In Gear Deals » MLD Mini FB Event Alert
March 28, 9:29pm

Re: Early BPL Article
One of my favorite BPL articles dates back to 2002. If I've got the link below copied correctly, it should take you to that article, which reviews a quilt that Ryan and crew obtained from Nuna...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Early BPL Article
January 21, 1:33am

Re: cooking fish
Search BPL for "cookie cooling rack" to read about a grill option weighing a lot less than the Coghlans/Open Country 14 ounce grill but more than BPL's one ounce ti grill. Here&#...

In Fishing » cooking fish
June 26, 11:04pm

Gear swap . . .
. . . seems to work fine with the only "rules" amounting to simple, general requirements: honesty, courtesy, and a modicum of common sense. Fail to see any significant difference between...

In Chaff » Buying etiquette: sneaky buyers.
June 07, 1:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Fly fishing pack
Jason - Re a "place inside" vs a "place outside" for carrying a coiled fly line or two, I like the solution provided by the "Mayfly Lanyard Pouch" shown at the link...

In Fishing » What features would you like to see in a small pack for fly fishing
June 04, 10:30pm

Re: WTB: Fly Rod - cottage shop options
Re custom fly rods from "cottage shops" -- Cooks of Oregon makes nice, reasonably-priced light-weight fly rods (spinning & casting rods, too) which Cooks sells or auctions on ebay....

In Gear Swap » WTB: Fly Rod/Reel
May 20, 12:58pm

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