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Paul Magnanti (PaulMags) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me I like to hike, backpack, camp and backcountry ski every so often...
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The Mom Factor
My Mom is not tech savvy. Whenever I think of tech questions, I think "Can my Mom do this?" Yes. Ubuntu and Mint are super easy to install and use. But, invariably, the question com...

In On the Web » windows xp replacement ?
March 27, 2:57pm

stealth camping does not always mean illegal
I know some people think "stealth camping" implies being illegal. But, here's one blog post (among many) that shows it being used in a different context back East: http://sectionh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 27, 9:05am

Red Cross
I forgot the Red Cross also offers a WFA course. The curriculum seems similar. May be more widely available, too? http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/program-highlights/cpr-first-aid/wildern...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 26, 2:19pm

stealth camping
About 5 yrs ago, I was on a section of the Arizona Trail perhaps 50 miles or so from the Mexico border. At oh-dark-early, I hear what sounded in my groggy state like a herd of elephants coming t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Perils of stealth camping, hiking, or even jogging in the US
March 26, 12:39pm

preparation
I can only imagine the feelings are different going solo vs taking someone you have responsibility for. Taking a Wilderness First Aid course may help ease those feelings a bit. About $200 +/-...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 26, 12:30pm

solo hiking
"A venturesome minority will always be eager to set off on their own, and no obstacles should be placed in their path; let them take risks, for godsake, let them get lost, sunburnt, stranded, ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 25, 10:50am

snow
The 10k is a rough rule of thumb. Depends if we get another snow dump between now and next month and even where the hike is located. ~9k or below is probably a safer, overall bet. (In other words...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Day hikes near Denver?
March 24, 9:45pm

August
Actually, by late August we are transitioning into Fall up in the high country. Not that t-storms can't happen, but that chances become less likely as the calendar turns closer to Labor Day. Ju...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mummy Range or Never Summer Mountains RMNP
March 24, 8:42am

Mummy Range
The route sounds do-able with some very important caveats: *You are above treeline a lot on this route. When do you plan on backpacking it? Be aware in summer that t-storms roll in around 1pm or...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mummy Range or Never Summer Mountains RMNP
March 23, 7:10pm

Winter gear
By winter gear, do you mean snowshoes or skis? :) In Denver, on 3/22, it is currently snowing. More so at 10k ft. If I was not taking a class today, i would be skiing. So, unless you want to po...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Day hikes near Denver?
March 22, 1:51pm

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