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Kevin Buggie (kbuggie) - BPL Premium Member

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

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Polycro VBL pants project
Recently using a vbl liner with much success in a 3 layer (wool liner/NRS sock/ thick wool) gtx winter boot setup has me interested in using more Vbl in my winter ski-touring sleep kit. The...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycro VBL pants project
November 28, 1:31pm

Re: Enlightened Equipment BlacksGivingCyberSmallBusiness Sale
Thanks Tim! For a cottage gnome, your a pretty damn savvy business man!! :) Your timely post and deals just took the $300 I had genuinely been saving for a Moment DW; sorry H.S., a spindrift-fr...

In Gear Deals » Enlightened Equipment BlacksGivingCyberSmallBusiness Sale
November 26, 6:45am

Re: Re: another bpl lion
@Eugene, yup 8. Went back the next day with a friend to verify distance and measure tracks. Think it was a female or young Tom. I was just off of a MTB trail (Berma/Quaking Aspen) you might have...

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
November 15, 3:28pm

another bpl lion
I saw this thread a few days after a very close (8 yards) encounter with a mountain lion in the Zuni Mtns, NM. I was turkey hunting (stalking and chirping) at the time, and watched the lio...

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
November 15, 1:01pm

try roasting
One of my favorite ways to prepare fresh trout is roasting/smoking over a small fire. This has worked well in the mid-elevation western forests during summer where oak twigs,growing (green) grass,...

In Fishing » Cooking Trout
November 07, 12:06pm

Water treatment for blue-green (toxic) algae
The Albuquerque Journal just reported on the presumed cause of death for more than 100 elk in N. New Mexico. The animals drank from a stock pond/tank/trough that was contaminated with blue-green a...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Water treatment for blue-green (toxic) algae
October 23, 11:57am

Re: Re: Re: Re No Sub 8 oz Packs
Let me clarify a bit, Brian. That is my kit for summer in the mountains (June - early august). I switch the bag for a WM ultralite on both ends of the summer. However, I sleep much warmer than mos...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 2A: Selecting the Lightest, Most Functional Gear - Backpack, Shelter, Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Pad
May 18, 6:28am

Re: Re: Walking whitewater laps on the CDT/Rio Chama
Thanks, Richard. I've used the suit for several other days on the water and another short trip in cooler weather where the suit felt comfortable replacing other shells to protect from rain...

In Post-Trip Reports » Walking whitewater laps on the CDT/Rio Chama
May 17, 5:45am

Walking whitewater laps on the CDT/Rio Chama
I recently spent 48 hours backpacking and floating during a Friday-Sunday period in the Chama River Canyon Wilderness of Northern New Mexico. So I guess this is a packrafting trip report; sorr...

In Post-Trip Reports » Walking whitewater laps on the CDT/Rio Chama
May 16, 12:35pm

Re: Re No Sub 8 oz Packs
I just received this Z-pack Zero in extra-small size. I chose the mesh pocket, roll-top closure, and got the 2.9 oz/yd cuben-hybrid material. Base weight is around 6.5 pounds with: -Fost...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 2A: Selecting the Lightest, Most Functional Gear - Backpack, Shelter, Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Pad
May 16, 8:28am

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