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Craig W. (xnomanx) - BPL Professional Member

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About Me Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
-K. Vonnegut
CityBeautiful Altadena
StateCA
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.sweepingthegarden.wordpress.com
My PDF Gear ListGeneral Adventuring Gearlist (2013)

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All Forum Posts by Craig W.

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Re: Re: "Gear Swap Practices"
Ken got it from me two years ago for only $3.50 and a 1/4 eaten Powerbar. And he's probably stained it since then. And now he's selling to you for twice the price? Some community m...

In Chaff » Replies to Gear section thread "Gear Swap Practices"
February 05, 9:50pm

When will cuben fiber become reasonably affordable?
It'll be affordable a season or two after the time that someone comes out with something even lighter and more expensive. Get out while you can. I quit after silnylon.

In GEAR » When will cuben fiber become reasonably affordable.
February 05, 5:35pm

Re: GGG/SoCal -- Topo Map of Henninger Flats
I'm at a bit of a loss for overnight parking around there. I can certainly check street signage within the next few days. New York Drive may be OK for overnight. I know the area around Pinec...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG in Southern CA
February 04, 6:01pm

Re: Re: Why you shouldn't buy a yoga mat.
"To be honest, I've always thought of this as more of a "Y chromosome" characteristic, along the lines of "have the right tool for the job". ;) My DH (who isn't a b...

In Chaff » Why you shouldn't buy a yoga mat.
February 04, 10:44am

Why you shouldn't buy a yoga mat.
I've been increasingly practicing yoga, thus far focusing on doing daily sequences while recieving help from a highly skilled friend/teacher. I'm trying to make a daily habit of it. This ...

In Chaff » Why you shouldn't buy a yoga mat.
February 04, 9:50am

Re: Re: Re: RE: JMT Permit Process
"It's called government employee job security." Or it's called wanton misallocation of federal tax dollars resulting in the failure to properly staff a busy agency.

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT Permit Process
February 03, 5:40pm

Sunday Tips
I took my kids surfing. There was nobody out. An ocean all to ourselves; what more could I ask for? All the bars we passed were stuffed with people with painted faces. There was no traffic ...

In Chaff » Sunday Tips
February 02, 7:51pm

Re: Re: The Training Continues
Nice Eugene, congrats on the win.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
February 02, 6:53pm

The Training Continues
I'm now pretty certain that I'm going to approach Zion in a similar fashion to Joshua Tree. It's obvious that I'm not willing to commit to the running training necessary to run the...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
February 02, 12:28pm

Re: Re: Schools ditches rules and loses bullies
I shared this with a few administrators at my school. Their first reaction was "Didn't everyone get hurt?". But letting kids ram their heads together during all-out sprints on a...

In Chaff » Schools ditches rules and loses bullies
February 01, 2:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Craig W.

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Montbell Thermawrap jacket
A great jacket- my XL weighs in at just over 10 oz. with its stuff sack. Very simple, functional design- perfect for 3 seasons in the Sierras when combined with a base layer and/or shell system.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
May 15, 8:56pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
These are great "dry" gaiters. As a trail runner I shopped and shopped for a good, breathable, and lightweight pair...not much out there. Most mainstream gear makers seem to seriously over...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 13, 8:55pm