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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

Re: Re: Need Suggestions for Hiking Shoe Maker in CA, PNW
Weirdly enough about 10 minutes after I posted the the OP I found this guy who is only about 10 minutes away from me in the Santa Cruz Mountains. How I managed to miss knowing about him is beyond m...

In GEAR » Need Suggestions for Hiking Shoe Maker in CA, PNW
May 07, 8:34pm

Re: Re: We talk a lot about bears. What about boars?
"Boars are probably better to eat, but they need to be well cooked." Boars are supposed to be to tasty, but never had the opportunity. A guy told me bear meat is "black" thi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » We talk a lot about bears. What about boars?
May 07, 5:42pm

Re: poke the bear
Brett, I think many of us are reacting less to the issue - I willing to give you that its a debatable notion. However it is NOT, as a few people glibly say, a legal "contract". That is l...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 07, 2:59pm

Re: Backpacking really isn't so bad in comparison.
Given that a lot of us put a ton of thought into an expensive purchase, then use the equipment a HUGE amount, love it, inspect every stitch and repair it ourselves beyond all reason, I'm not su...

In GEAR » Gentrified?
May 07, 2:26pm

Re: Re: Never buying from REI again
There have been a large number of threads about this REI policy over the years. To rehash - For a lot of us the return policy (as is) is great to have, as insurance, and when necessary. The reason...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 07, 1:42pm

Need Suggestions for Hiking Shoe Maker in CA, PNW
Long story short, can anyone recommend a good person, either in CA, or the PNW area, somewhere I can drive, who makes custom hiking shoes and boots. In this case cost is not really the prime concer...

In GEAR » Need Suggestions for Hiking Shoe Maker in CA, PNW
May 07, 9:00am

Re: Re: Could we please add a new Forum for the The Natural World, for discussion of flora, fauna, geology?
I've been on here, on and off, for a very long time (first started payed sub in 2003, but visited often earlier) so I consider a lot of people on here my cyber friends. I feel like I know how ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Could we please add a new Forum for the The Natural World, for discussion of flora, fauna, geology?
April 28, 9:45am

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