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Re: Anyone have experience with the Brunton OSS series compasses?
Just so others know what you're talking about, here's the low end of the line: As low as $11 at B&H Photo. I haven't used that Brunton, but I've generally liked their stuf...

In GEAR » Anyone have experience with the Brunton OSS series compasses?
July 15, 9:39pm

Re: Class suggestion for wilderness medic training?
Back when I was half my age, I taught a few thousand people CPR, FA, AFA, and WFA. Agreed, Red Cross 8- to 16-hour courses can be quite tedious and focus exclusively on what to do while dialing 91...

In Philosophy & Technique » Class suggestion for wilderness medic training?
July 14, 11:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Geekdom
"Aren't bears attracted to slide rules?" Perhaps Golden Bears. And Polar bears who need to convert from Cartesian coordinates. "If you want to trim weight, you can disca...

In GEAR » What do you hike with that nobody else has?
July 14, 6:46pm

Re: read it, hiked it, liked it
> "I doubt that many non-hikers get inspired to do the PCT" Circa 1979, I was going up Whitney out of Whitney Portal and there was a family strewn all over the trail. We passed Mom...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
July 14, 4:36pm

Geekdom
Sorry, Ken. 3 significant figures.

In GEAR » What do you hike with that nobody else has?
July 14, 3:30pm

Re: What do you hike with that nobody else has?
A. Sentimental B. Unique C. Pretty darn geeky? I've brought a 6-inch slide rule on a 9-day trip. (I'm being UL, I leave the 10- and 20-inch ones at home). Somewhat like the zen of sh...

In GEAR » What do you hike with that nobody else has?
July 14, 2:37pm

Re: Kestral Minimalist weights with cut-down sheath
>"Personally, I'll be passing on the $110 Kestral" 13 grams is impressive, for sure. So is $110. I focus on grams when I'm backpacking (and a SAK Classic is plenty) but ...

In GEAR » 13g knife
July 14, 2:25pm

Re: Re: Location in Bay Area
>"We outgrew Point Reyes." Gotcha. A victim of your own success.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
July 07, 1:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: What gear makes you happy?
Bob, Nope, I didn't know that. I've heard they don't come that way in other countries, but all the ones I've seen have the little guard near the sparker wheel. They are easy to p...

In GEAR » What gear makes you happy?
July 07, 1:56pm

Re: Re: What gear makes you happy?
>" a mini BIC lighter --B.G.--" Which I'd tweak to "a mini BIC lighter with the child-safety guard removed". For snow camping, I'll splurge and bring a full-siz...

In GEAR » What gear makes you happy?
July 07, 1:18pm

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