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Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM): Zone: 13 Easting: 667425 Northing: 3236250 This is WGS84, not NAD27, but unless you are digging for treasure it should be fine

In Pre-Trip Planning » Lat/Long to UTM Conversion
December 02, 8:59pm

Mitts sold
OR Helium Jacket still available

In Gear Swap » FS: OR Endeavor Mitt and OR Helium Jacket
December 02, 6:01pm

FS: OR Endeavor Mitt and OR Helium Jacket
OR Endeavor Mitt, size large, new and unused. A BPL favorite that has recently been discontinued and replaced by the Mt. Baker mitt, a more expensive and slightly heavier model. I'd rather pa...

In Gear Swap » FS: OR Endeavor Mitt and OR Helium Jacket
December 02, 7:22am

Re: Re: Re: Someone's got to say it ...
Yeah, I suppose they have approached magazine weight but not reached it. e-readers are in the 6-9 oz range. magazines are closer to 4 oz.

In GEAR » new nook e-reader 1oz lighter than lightest kindle
November 29, 2:22pm

Re: Someone's got to say it ...
I totally agree that the smartphone is a more useful device overall. However, when I'm in the backcountry I like to detach from my LCD-dominated life. E-readers are simple and uncluttered a...

In GEAR » new nook e-reader 1oz lighter than lightest kindle
November 29, 2:01pm

New Kindle = 5.98 oz
The new basic kindle is now down to 5.98 oz. Adding touchscreens, keyboards, 3g, etc. adds a little weight.

In GEAR » new nook e-reader 1oz lighter than lightest kindle
November 29, 11:57am

Where will BPLers be for the August 2017 total eclipse?
Tetons? Wind Rivers? Great Smokies? http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoogle/SEgoogle2001/SE2017Aug21Tgoogle.html

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where will BPLers be for the August 2017 total eclipse?
November 19, 8:11am

Re: 2012: Wind River Range
I mostly concur with the recommendation of the Winds. However, the mosquitoes are so bad in July through late August that they can really wreck an entire trip. I went to the San Juans in C...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 2012: Wind River Range
November 16, 12:22pm

FS OR Helium
Bump

In Gear Swap » FS: Helium Rain Jacket, Medium
November 16, 6:12am

Re: Extending sleeping bag ratings
If your target is 25 degrees, I would get a 30 degree bag + down layers that you would bring anyway. On a recent weekend trip, I was very comfortable down to 27 in a true 30 degree bag + Montbe...

In Philosophy & Technique » Extending sleeping bag ratings
November 15, 11:55am

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