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Kevin Buggie (kbuggie) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me I teach 8 year olds. My dog is 13. And I like to play outside

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Re: "The Plan"
Josiah, From my experience in Colorado's highcountry you can't go wrong with a minimum of just 3 types of flies (I fish mostly with tenkara in streams): #16 Yellow Stimulator (cov...

In Fishing » Recommended Fly Assortment for Colorado Alpine Creeks and Lakes
May 07, 3:08pm

A lighter Alpacka?
I see the Alpacka website has a new boat. The Gnu. 2 person R2 kind of boat, but the interesting thing is that it comes in 2 different fabric choices: regular or Vectran. The latter is 15% lig...

In Packrafting » A lighter Alpacka?
April 23, 6:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Oily skin and down bags
Great question! Switching to a quilt has helped keep my sleeping kit much cleaner, as most of my oils are from my head/face. This way I can frequently clean (after each short trip) my sleeping ...

In GEAR » Oily skin and down bags
April 04, 7:48am

Re: Re: Kudos!...... and packrafting downstream?
Thanks for the info, Dave. Those regs are surprisingly accommodating. My favorite/closest packrafting locale so far is the BLM managed San Juan, but man is the required gear a drag on a lightwei...

In Post-Trip Reports » The Grand Eight
April 03, 2:13pm

Kudos!...... and packrafting downstream?
Dave, Man, great read and trip! Looking forward to reading Brendan's perspective. Can you elaborate a bit on the process for getting your permit from the NPS? To what degree did they...

In Post-Trip Reports » The Grand Eight
April 03, 1:18pm

Re: Re: We're Failing People
+1, Craig. Well said! I'll add this to my comments near the start of this thread; in the 2 hours I interacted with James Boyd last summer, he never asked me for money. Only if he could shar...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 28, 11:56am

Re: Re: 131.8 Miles Across Grand Canyon
Thanks for posting a good read!

In Post-Trip Reports » 131.8 Miles Across Grand Canyon
March 28, 10:50am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
This latest incident in Albuquerque is the next in a long-line of fatal APD shootings (to the extent that APD is in the midst of a long FBI investigation regarding civil-rights violations), many of...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 26, 12:55pm

Re: Perils of stealth camping.... I met this very guy on a trip
Small world, BPL. I met the guy killed by APD in the video above last summer at the end of a 7 day packrafting trip. It's sobering and sad to watch that video. I was waiting hours for th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 26, 11:53am

Re: Re: Re: So many but this one is "special"
Kat, Thanks for sharing your passion and expertise in using these cameras, but I wonder if I'm the only one worried for you. Especially in the context of visiting a kill repeatedly. Th...

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
February 28, 5:52pm

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