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Re: First trip out west
WOW! Such an inherently impossible question. Just to add another biased opinion - one way to look at it based on what you said is to choose some place(s) that are the most different. Of course the ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » First trip out west
May 13, 9:57pm

Re: Wild
Fair enough. I for one never said you were bad - as I said, I have done the same many times. I just now try to first understand what effects I have on an environment I care about. Whether I can ...

In Fishing » Quick Tenkara Trip
May 13, 8:32pm

Re: To be clear
""nowadays serious fly fisherman" Comments like this make me laugh. " Ryan, I think you are taking this way too personally. I will simply refer to TU (Trout Unlimited) wh...

In Fishing » Quick Tenkara Trip
May 13, 7:40pm

Re: Perspective
People should never dogpile - but the issues are real, not fringe. They ARE only fish, but Trout are surprisingly fragile - I have definitely killed a few by accident, even following best practi...

In Fishing » Quick Tenkara Trip
May 12, 11:45am

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

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