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Daniel Pittman (pitsy) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Central Texas
About Me Born: Mississippi. Raised: Houston. Boy Scouts, BMX, camping. Navy: Great Lakes, Orlando, Norfolk, Guantanamo, San Diego. Hitch-hiked from S.D. to NYC. Bike shops. Moved to: Austin, then Round Rock. Made a baby with: Melissa McChristian. Favorite place: Grand Teton. Favorite animal: Black Bear.
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Re: I am BPL my hiking buddy is BPH
I was BPH when I hitch-hiked from San Diego to NYC in '98. Blue jeans, heavy synthetic bag, external-frame pack. 2-person Walmart tent. Canned food! Sitting under a bridge in Central Park p...

In Philosophy & Technique » I am BPL my hiking buddy is BPH
July 24, 10:28pm

Re: Band Aid Friction Block = Crisco = Fire Starter?
And it gives your feet the most delicious light and flaky crust.

In Multiple Use Gear » Band Aid Friction Block = Crisco = Fire Starter?
July 24, 10:06pm

Re: Travel / BPing deodorant
Scrub your pits with Betadine once or twice a week. Just do it a few minutes before showering. If you're out in the field, rinse well with water or just wear a brown undershirt. At home, you...

In Make Your Own Gear » Travel / BPing deodorant
July 24, 10:03pm

Re: Leaving the rain jacket at home... thoughts
Shoot, I take a rain jacket with me on my half-mile walk to work. There's better places to save weight. At least promise us you'll take an extra garbage bag!

In GEAR » Leaving the rain jacket at home... thoughts
July 23, 9:47pm

Re: Grand Sawtooth Loop (Grandjean to Grandjean)
Careful with those sliding slabs of death! Great pictures and writeup!

In Post-Trip Reports » Grand Sawtooth Loop (Grandjean to Grandjean)
July 23, 9:23pm

Great Responses to 'Trail Names?'. Thanks for the input!
Lots of really good insight! I always thought trail names were kinda silly, but for someone trying to lose themselves in a thru-hike, I could see the reasoning. Come to think of it, my ex-wife ha...

In Philosophy & Technique » 'Trail names'
July 23, 9:13pm

'Trail names'
What do y'all think of trail names. I've never done a walk long enough to need one. I understand sometimes a name is given to a person, but do most people choose their own? Is there a na...

In Philosophy & Technique » 'Trail names'
July 21, 12:29am

Re: Bears: Use noise. And maybe spray. But not meat.
That wasn't a bear. Just some dude hiding in the woods, sniffing bath salts.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » bear spray AND gun used in bear encounter
July 20, 2:14pm

Re: 500th episode of This American Life
Every time you post something, I see your name and think 'Cat pee'. It is a good show to listen to during project time though.

In Chaff » 500th episode of This American Life
July 20, 2:09pm

Re: Re: WKRP turkeys.
I remember in one episode she asked, "What's a typo?"

In GEAR » A McHale demo pack arrived today
July 19, 10:57pm

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