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About Me "A natural sprinter, very dangerous over short distances."

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quotes I like
I like these: "I am a wanderer and a mountain climber. I do not love the plains, and it seems I cannot sit still for long." - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (19th-century German philos...

In Chaff » Honey from stone
August 19, 7:25am


July 18, 9:17pm

TL500 vs G11 vs S90 vs LX3
Roger - true enough... the TL500 will clearly be a competitor to the G11, S90, and LX3. Likely they all share the same sensor (perhaps not with the LX3). My interest is peaked by the 24mm wide lens...

In Photography » Interesting rumors on a new 43 camera
July 16, 10:26pm

LX3 Contender
Not 4/3 but this is an interesting contender: Samsung TL500 Key Features * 24-72mm equivalent F1.8-2.4 image stabilized lens * 10 million pixel 1/1.7" sensor (0.43 cm²) * ...

In Photography » Interesting rumors on a new 43 camera
July 16, 2:55pm

RE: "Is their a BPL Motto or Pledge? Suggestions? Contest"
my nerdy contribution: "# α pain"

In Philosophy & Technique » Is their a BPL Motto or Pledge? Suggestions? Contest
July 07, 6:03pm

RE: "Layering for Colorado Rockies"
Just got back from this area (June 19-27)... highs 65-75F, lows 35-45F, spent most of my time at elevations between 11-14K, no rain, moderate mosquitoes. Here is what worked from me: head: buf...

In Gear Lists » Layering for Colorado Rockies
July 07, 12:46pm

Chicago Basin - San Juans
I just returned from a backcountry trip (lead a group of Boy Scouts) in the San Juan Mountains. Ice off was wrapping up and the snow melted quicker this year due to dust/ash layering. Brian PHOT...

In Post-Trip Reports » Chicago Basin - San Juans
July 01, 7:11pm

RE: "detailed questions regarding Scouts gear"
In general, I think many underestimate the interest, willingness, and ability of the 11-13 year old scout regarding backpacking trips. I just returned from a backcountry trip I led in Southwest...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » detailed questions regarding Scouts gear
June 30, 2:53pm

MYO Moisture Barrier
It depends upon if you want an anti-friction/chaffing product or one that is also moisture barrier. Body Glide's active ingredient is allantoin which reduces friction but is less effective (IMO...

In GEAR » Hydropel alternatives
June 09, 9:03am

"Help me choose a 0 degree bag for Minnesota"
Like Chad - I've used my Montbell UL SS #0 at and below zero F with no complaints. It's a great bag that you can find 20% off on occasion.

In Winter Hiking » Help me choose a 0 degree bag for Minnesota
June 08, 2:58pm

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