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Doug Smith (Jedi5150) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Central CA
About Me LEO K9 handler, with SAR, EMS background.
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Packing your hopes
This has been a much more fun thread than I thought it would be. A few of the responses have been priceless. Like Kat, I have never been a "packing your fears" person either. In fact...

In GEAR » What our gear says about us...
January 12, 1:06am

Esbit
So far I have everything but an alcohol stove. I have a couple of the MSR whisperlites that can run on all kinds of fuel (handy for my motorcycle trips because I can run them on 91 octane), two Es...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I'm converted to light wieght
January 10, 12:12pm

Re: Re: Re: In biking, we call it "Ride Your Own Ride"
I'm happy to point it out for you Greg: " I also have some bridges for sale if anyones interested" -Translation: Not only do I not believe that his packs are worth their incred...

In GEAR » What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks
January 08, 1:25pm

Balaclava
I can't speak to your quilts, as my only quilt is a 30*, and I'm a cold sleeper. I have a 0* synthetic bag and I froze my butt off at 15* with it. But I do want to mention the fleece ...

In Winter Hiking » Did I go overboard on a sleeping system for 0*?
January 08, 1:24am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Greg, Dude, you are WAY out of line.
As for the not ever envying someone for having something you don't...I'll have to take your word on that. Some folks have toys/ houses, property, jobs, etc. that I'd absolutely love to...

In GEAR » What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks
January 08, 1:07am

Re: Re: Greg, Dude, you are WAY out of line.
Gregory, you remind me of a KLR owner. When I run into folks who ride a KLR 650 as their adventure bike, they often think I'm totally nuts for paying for a BMW R1200. I get comments like, &qu...

In GEAR » What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks
January 07, 11:27pm

Re: Re: Re: re: treeline
Will do Katherine! I'll report back with my findings, and photos. :)

In Hammocks » Treeline hammocking talk
January 07, 9:13pm

Re: re: treeline
Thanks for the feedback, Lori. I appreciate the head's up on foxtail pines, which I had to google to check out. Very cool trees. As often as I go into the wilderness (which is fairly often b...

In Hammocks » Treeline hammocking talk
January 06, 11:09pm

Treeline hammocking talk
OK, so having just got a new hammock tarp for Christmas, I'm itching to go give it a try. I've slept in my hammock (borrowed tarp) a couple times, but never on a backpacking trip. My qu...

In Hammocks » Treeline hammocking talk
January 06, 4:01am

Coyotes
Ben, thanks for the suggestion and the photo. Looks gorgeous there. Tom, cool story, thanks for sharing it. I've never seen them in a group. That would be something. Where I live on Ft. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help me find the "flat" spots in the High Sierra ;-)
January 06, 2:47am

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