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Re: Got Spammed
"I hope all friends will corporate with me." Hilarious! These spammers are even funnier than the stuff i got on my AOL mail.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Got Spammed
December 12, 11:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: BPL server response time
The really scary part is how close Doug is to the truth.. Ever since i met Sage on the CDT and she taught me the NOLS way of "cleaning up" after potty time.. I have not used a single s...

In User Test Forum » BPL server response time is crap
December 10, 7:30pm

Re: Shoes for Pacific Crest Trail
What a lot of folks find, upon hiking continuously in hot chapparal for the first time, is that the shoes they are accustomed to wearing are too small. Restricting blood flow creates as many pro...

In Philosophy & Technique » Shoes for Pacific Crest Trail
December 10, 6:23pm

Re: Re: Re: USPS Doesn't Place a Priority on its Priority Mail Service
I had similar experiences as Stephen and Patrick. My EE quilt came from Minnesota to my door here in Ben lomond like it was strapped to a rocket.. the package was still white and covered in fros...

In Gear Swap » USPS Doesn't Place a Priority on its Priority Mail Service for Packages ;-(
December 10, 6:12pm

Re: BPL and the Post Office are too slow.
I want a basket pack like that! But seriously, you are correct. Our problems are pretty small compared to those of folks like these. (Still really like that basketpack)

In Chaff » BPL and the Post Office are too slow.
December 10, 5:48pm

Re: Re: BPL server response time
I am pirating my neibors wi-fi connection right now and i am not seeing any slow down at all on BPL or any other site. Of course.. my standards are pretty low. I consider any internet service fine...

In User Test Forum » BPL server response time is crap
December 10, 5:32pm

Re: USPS
This is the busiest day of the Postal year. I think that may be why things are a little sluggish.

In Gear Swap » USPS Doesn't Place a Priority on its Priority Mail Service for Packages ;-(
December 10, 3:51pm

Re: Cats
I don't have a cat, but my landlord has one next door to me.. so I have a cat too. Claus (the cat) makes himself quite at home on my 20 year old WM zero bag everytime i leave the door open. ...

In Chaff » No Need to Pussy Foot Around This Problem
December 10, 3:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:
I understand your frustration Jake. That is why i suggested listening to that song.. as a reminder that the trail and people you meet out on the actual AT are totally different than those you me...

In On the Web » Whiteblaze.net is Anti-ultralight
December 09, 1:35pm

Re: re: frameless packs
"While having shoulder straps which attach substantially above torso length is indeed required to both not have load lifters and guarantee no weight on the shoulders no matter the load, I don&...

In Editor's Roundtable » How Packs Work
December 04, 10:50pm

All Reader Reviews by a b

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Bear Paw Wilderness Designs Minimalist 1 (Bug Bivy)
I used the a Bear Paw Wilderness Designs Minimalist 1 bug bivy every night of my Appalachian Trail thru hike. While there weren't many bugs flying around in mid March when I started, the fully enc...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
July 01, 9:39pm

MLD Patrol Shelter Solo Spectralite Wtih beak
The Mountain Laurel Designs Patrol shelter in translucent green Spectralight (Cuben fiber) is, by far, my favorite single piece of gear after 2180 miles and 98 days on my Appalachian Trail thru hike. ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 29, 11:30pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
Mountain Laurel Designs has proven to me that durability and light weight can co-exist in the universe. Fittingly, my first introduction to MLD occured on the Pacific Crest Trail when a fellow hiker...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 07, 1:03am

Mountain Laurel Designs Spirit Quilt 30
This is my initial review of the Mountain Laurel Designs Spirit Quilt 30 size regular. Weight as measured 19 ounces. Loft as measured 1 & 3/4 inches. I had found that I used my sleeping bag open ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
February 07, 12:18am

Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus
It was on the Pacific Crest Trail in Sept of 2009 near the end of my thru hike when I first saw another hiker(Lint) using an MLD Exodus frameless pack. Upon examining the craftsmanship of the pack, an...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 04, 2:21pm