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Ian B. (IDBLOOM) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Here's the deal... I'm the best there is... plain and simple. I mean I wake up in the morning and I piss excellence. And nobody can hang with my stuff. Just a big hairy American winning machine.
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All Forum Posts by Ian B.

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Re: watches!?!
"why carry a watch?" An analog watch will suffice as a compass to get a rough direction of travel assuming you can figure out where the sun is. I use a watch more than a map to determ...

In GEAR » watches!?!
March 04, 12:59pm

Re: Re: why limit yourself to crop mode
"When you use the touit in crop mode, it'll still be 12mm." Looks like I need to do more reading on this. My understanding is that using a standard e mount lens (vs FE) on the A7 ...

In Photography » Compact wide angle big sensor?
March 04, 11:11am

Re: Re: Hitching in GRCA is almost a sure thing...
I'm not familiar with the area so I'm assuming that it's all within the National Park. If it isn't, we'll here's some free/useless information then. I do know that hit...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Hitchhiking at Grand Canyon
March 04, 4:07am

Re: Re: Re: Reading glasses. Suggestions?
I don't care to shop there but I like the reading glasses I get from Walmart the most. I drop mine on a near daily basis, I just throw them in the front pocket of my backpack or in my shirt p...

In GEAR » Reading glasses. Suggestions?
March 03, 10:23pm

Re: watches!?!
I have a solar Casio Pathfinder. Thermometer isn't accurate when wearing it or exposed to direct sulight but is fine other than that. If that's the most important feature for you, you...

In GEAR » watches!?!
March 03, 9:55pm

Re: Re: Re: FS: Black ULA Catalyst L/L
Oh to hell with the backpack... Are the drawer pulls ceramic electric knobs? (ie Knob and tube wiring for those unfamiliar)

In Gear Swap » FS: Black ULA Catalyst L/L
March 03, 8:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Cowboy Coffee
Just received that pot today Dan. My initial impressions of it out of the box leave me with optimism that this will not become another piece of gear collecting dust in my closet. I've got...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » 1 oz, Durable* Cook kit
March 03, 8:37pm

Procrastinator Solidarity
I'd at the very least write a letter to the Ranger for that district and let her/him know of the discrepancy so they can fix it the next time around. I will probably do the same even though I ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Enchantments Lottery Now Open
March 03, 8:34pm

Re: Re: no words
So I started thumbing through this on my phone while sharing a room with some ex-cons and waiting for my customer to come down for his interview. As soon as I saw where this was going... NOPE! ...

In Chaff » Trip report - John P. Saylor Trail, PA, and a bit of memory lane
March 02, 10:16pm

Re: Cowboy Coffee
Dan, I stir the grounds in after it reaches a boil the first time. I'll remove it from the heat for about ten seconds while stirring. I'll return it to to a boil after 10 and let it b...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » 1 oz, Durable* Cook kit
March 01, 8:03am

All Reader Reviews by Ian B.

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Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've made a few purchases from Lawson. His glow-wire and ti stakes are my personal favorites in their class. The price has always been fair, shipping has been free, and delivery timely. Yesterd...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 24, 10:34am

ULA Equipment
I ordered a ULA Ohm 2.0 with standard options ~ 4/2013. Chris was very quick to respond to my emails. I had originally ordered a CDT and he was quick to modify my order. Backpack arrived within a f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 13, 11:55am

zpacks Company
Well Z Packs continues to live up to their stellar reputation. I ordered a Hexamid Twin a few weeks ago. The posted delivery times were 5-7 weeks on their website. I suspected that spring is a hect...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 30, 11:31pm