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Re: Spiritual aspects of wilderness
It is very interesting the variety of spiritual lesson people take depending on the context they bring with them. The spiritual experience I take from longish solo trips is something sort of like ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Spiritual aspects of wilderness
May 10, 1:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Never buying from REI again
Truth is, one thread snaps and the seam will starts to slowly unravel. Nylon is especially slippery and this can happen quickly. SUPER common with nylon anything. Almost guaranteed to happen at som...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 08, 12:14pm

Critter Experience
To answer the OP, they are absolutely perfect for all critters other than bears. I have pretty much used one (the SAME one - Kevlar material, no special "lining")on every non-bear-can tr...

In GEAR » Ursack vs Critters (not bears)?
May 08, 10:23am

Re: Invasive
The above mentioned Javalina/Peccary are native to North America - the only pigs that are. I see those all the time bacpacking. I know there are lots of feral domestic pigs - we have some around h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » We talk a lot about bears. What about boars?
May 08, 9:30am

Re: Oh the things you learn
Just might have been be the legendary pgymy chupacabra of the bayou. http://abc7.com/archive/9490035/ This video also explains the "mystery" of why so many UFOs are cited in this ge...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » We talk a lot about bears. What about boars?
May 07, 10:45pm

Re: Oh the things you learn
Wikipeadia say wild boar can be up to 3.6 feet high! That's like a foot taller than any Hobbit! I was curious because one time a small herd of Bison whizzed past my tent early in the morning, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » We talk a lot about bears. What about boars?
May 07, 9:03pm

Re: Re: Need Suggestions for Hiking Shoe Maker in CA, PNW
Weirdly enough about 10 minutes after I posted the the OP I found this guy who is only about 10 minutes away from me in the Santa Cruz Mountains. How I managed to miss knowing about him is beyond m...

In GEAR » Need Suggestions for Hiking Shoe Maker in CA, PNW
May 07, 8:34pm

Re: Re: We talk a lot about bears. What about boars?
"Boars are probably better to eat, but they need to be well cooked." Boars are supposed to be to tasty, but never had the opportunity. A guy told me bear meat is "black" thi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » We talk a lot about bears. What about boars?
May 07, 5:42pm

Re: poke the bear
Brett, I think many of us are reacting less to the issue - I willing to give you that its a debatable notion. However it is NOT, as a few people glibly say, a legal "contract". That is l...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 07, 2:59pm

Re: Backpacking really isn't so bad in comparison.
Given that a lot of us put a ton of thought into an expensive purchase, then use the equipment a HUGE amount, love it, inspect every stitch and repair it ourselves beyond all reason, I'm not su...

In GEAR » Gentrified?
May 07, 2:26pm

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