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Ian B. (IDBLOOM) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale PNW
About Me Here's the deal... I'm the best there is... plain and simple. I mean I wake up in the morning and I piss excellence. And nobody can hang with my stuff. Just a big hairy American winning machine.
My Website URLhttp://nwtrailbum.com/

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All Forum Posts by Ian B.

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Re: Gear vs Technique
Roger made the following comment on the cell phone challenge which I agree with: "I can't help commenting that the 'quality' of the photos seems to be more dependent on the guy ...

In Photography » EDC camera
May 04, 8:20am

Re: Re: Re: yet another dumb hiker post
"If I break both ankles and am unable to self-rescue as a result, maybe they'll determine that I'm negligent because I was wearing trail runners, or not using trekking poles, or for wa...

In Chaff » yet another dumb hiker post
May 03, 3:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Lumix GM1 and GM5
To be clear, I plan on taking the A6000 on most backpacking trips with me. What I'm looking for here is an EDC/Every Day Carry camera for the front country, and on backpacking trips where I pl...

In Photography » EDC camera
May 03, 1:26pm

Re: Lumix GM1 and GM5
Nathan, When I clicked on that link, there were several variations of the Nikon coolpix. Which one in particular are you looking at? Roger, I spend a lot of time on the road and live in t...

In Photography » EDC camera
May 01, 8:38pm

Re: Nanny State
"Bed wetting liberal" - perhaps the best term I've adopted from BPL and I've since found it impossible to simply say "liberal" without adding "bed wetting."

In Chaff » yet another dumb hiker post
May 01, 3:25pm

Re: Re: Re: yet another dumb hiker post
"Another win for the lowest common denominator and the nanny state" And the further cheapening and degradation of the spirit of public service.

In Chaff » yet another dumb hiker post
May 01, 11:05am

Re: yet another dumb hiker post
I don't like this at all and this really bugs me at a personal level. For most of my adult life, my paycheck has been bankrolled by taxpayers. Over the years, I have many hundreds of unpaid h...

In Chaff » yet another dumb hiker post
May 01, 7:34am

Re: Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent
Fantastic job Jeremy!

In Editor's Roundtable » Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent
May 01, 6:33am

Re: So There I Was
Listening to my son practice on his drums as a read this. Perfect timing. With the introduction of ad sense to BPL, I suspect flame wars are now very welcome. People keep clicking and posting,...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 15
April 30, 8:16pm

Re: Toward a Minimalism of the Mind
Good stuff! "Choose your responsibilities carefully." Something I didn't learn until later in life. Having a good work ethic is great, and there's nothing wrong with bustin...

In On the Web » Toward a Minimalism of the Mind
April 30, 6:26am

All Reader Reviews by Ian B.

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Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've made a few purchases from Lawson. His glow-wire and ti stakes are my personal favorites in their class. The price has always been fair, shipping has been free, and delivery timely. Yesterd...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 24, 10:34am

ULA Equipment
I ordered a ULA Ohm 2.0 with standard options ~ 4/2013. Chris was very quick to respond to my emails. I had originally ordered a CDT and he was quick to modify my order. Backpack arrived within a f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 13, 11:55am

zpacks Company
Well Z Packs continues to live up to their stellar reputation. I ordered a Hexamid Twin a few weeks ago. The posted delivery times were 5-7 weeks on their website. I suspected that spring is a hect...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 30, 11:31pm