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Doug Smith (Jedi5150) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Central CA
About Me LEO K9 handler, with SAR, EMS background.
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Re: Re: GGG weather links
Hi Ken, I just went to the website and registered and then came here and read it's all full. No worries, I'm glad it looks like it's going to be a well-attended event. I'm going t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 12, 6:21pm

Re: Re: Not Quite
"American's are dumb." - Hahaha, I love it! (done on purpose I hope) ;-) I would prefer a switch to metric. I already think mostly in terms of kilometers (the weights are le...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
December 31, 1:01pm

Re: def
MB nailed it, especially in his last paragraph. To me, any conscious descision to save weight is a step in the right direction. A few years ago I was at 50+ lbs for a summer weekend trip. Two ye...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I say let's decide on a general consensus of Ultralight definitions and terms.
December 30, 9:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: coyote
Ah, thanks for the head's up Bob, I'll check it out. :)

In Photo Gallery » a nice puppy dog photo
December 30, 12:40am

Re: Re: coyote
Nice! Do you have a link to the calendar, or where to get it? Hopefully it doesn't conflict with the site rules of BPL, because I'd love to see it.

In Photo Gallery » a nice puppy dog photo
December 30, 12:06am

coyote
I love the photo Bob! Any chance you have a larger resolution version of it? I love coyotes. I know lots of people view them as a nuasance, and pest, but I think they are gorgeous animals. P...

In Photo Gallery » a nice puppy dog photo
December 29, 11:01pm

Promaster
My new tripod (full featured) is the ProMaster XC552: http://www.promaster.com/products.asp?product=XC522 The listed weight is 1.9 lbs, shich is accurate if you are NOT including the included b...

In Photography » State of the Market - Fully Functioning Lightweight Tripods
December 27, 10:57am

moto-camping
Motorcycle touring/ camping is probably my favorite hobby, bar none. IN the past few years I have also added backpacking to my list of hobbies. I enjoyed the article, and agree that they share ma...

In Editor's Roundtable » Moto-Backpacking
December 25, 1:21am

Re: Rattlesnake hazards
Similar experience here Don, 15 years and counting on a wilderness SAR team (and deputy sheriff/ coroner) and not one call involving a snake bite victim, or any in the history of our team that I am...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
December 24, 6:33pm

domesticated snakes
Cesar, I'm sure you are right. There is a big difference between a docile domesticated animal and a wild one. I wouldn't encourage cuddling up with a rattler. ;-) I know that my story i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
December 24, 1:29pm

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