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Doug Smith (Jedi5150) - BPL Premium Member

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About Me LEO K9 handler, with SAR, EMS background.
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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

snakes
"Asps Indy, very dangerous...you go first." :) My only comment is about the snakes liking areas of warmth. Growing up we had a couple garter snakes, a green tree snake, and a rosy bo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
December 24, 12:53pm

Re: the problem with Paul ...
Peter, awesome post! :) I got a good laugh out of it thanks to your good sense of humor. This is an interesting topic. When I hear about incredibly long journeys with very light gear, I am im...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Longest ultraight BP w/o replenishing?
December 21, 11:06pm

Rae Lakes from the East side
Hello all, I'm looking for a bit of info on getting to Rae Lakes either mid or late season 2014. In "Sierra South: backcountry trips in California's Sierra Nevada", they list the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rae Lakes from the East side
December 21, 3:03pm

Re: Fire under a silnylon tarp (Video)
Thanks for the video. I'm a little wary of fire and nylon, but that video was a real eye opener to me. That was a pretty decent fire, putting off a lot of heat to be under a silnylon tarp. I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire under a silnylon tarp (Video)
December 16, 2:18pm

Re: "1000 Island Lake in winter"
Jeffrey, thanks for the comparison. My first and only attempt at snowshoeing was a complete disaster, probably due to the several feet of new snow that fell overnight. Unfortunately it really sou...

In Winter Hiking » 1000 Island Lake in winter
December 15, 2:12pm

Re: skiing and skiing
"But really, it's not that much fun. I mean, who wants to go out into a spectacular mountain range in perfect weather and have it all to themselves for a week or more, gliding along over a...

In Winter Hiking » 1000 Island Lake in winter
December 15, 1:45pm

Re: Some CA bc skiing links
Charley, thanks for the links, I'll check them out. I found Mike's site already and have read some pretty cool stuff on it. Regarding Bear Valley vs Tahoe, according to google maps, it ...

In Winter Hiking » 1000 Island Lake in winter
December 15, 12:26pm

Sierra Club
Hi Dave, I'd like to keep this thread focused on what I started it as, which is a way to prepare to do a ski trip to 1000 Island Lake in the winter/ spring. Folks offered advice on ways to hel...

In Winter Hiking » 1000 Island Lake in winter
December 14, 12:44pm

training
Thanks for the very informative reply, Billy. I appreciate the links to the vendors/ rentals and the classes. I am motivated to learn, as snowshoeing is not something I'm eager to try again. ...

In Winter Hiking » 1000 Island Lake in winter
December 13, 11:04pm

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