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Paul Magnanti (PaulMags) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Who gets out more?
The outdoors person gets out he most. They don't worry about silly labels and just experience the outdoors.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Who gets out more, the UL or the BC camper?
April 21, 12:59pm

And the advantages
Ah, but there are advantages..and that's why you are careful. :) Trust me, my buddy is a climbing instructor for the CMC and is know for being conservative with climbing. He's been cli...

In Philosophy & Technique » Knots
April 17, 7:29am

Clove hitch
It is for tying INTO the anchor and not the anchor itself. Being a burly climber of 30 yrs, I suspect you know that......

In Philosophy & Technique » Knots
April 16, 11:08pm

Back in first grade, Sr Jackie was aghast that I could not tie my shoe laces. This gaunt woman looked uncannily like the actress who played "the wicked witch of the west" from The Wizard ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Knots
April 16, 10:18pm

Gear..gear...and more gear.
The most important gear item is what is between your head! :) I may get banned from this forum and have to turn in my Real Outdoors Person (TM) membership card, but gear is the least important p...

In GEAR » Most important gear item
April 16, 7:54pm

Thru-hikel length
However long it takes me to grow a decent beard. About two weeks in my case. ;-) Being serious, two weeks IS about how long I start to feel immersed in the rhythms of the wilderness and I ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Philosophy of Thru-hiking
April 15, 6:34pm

What's your budget?
While adding RAM can be helpful (and running such programs as CCLeaner), it is ultimately a band-aid in the end. If you are strapped for cash, it's a quick solution that is not expensive and ...

In On the Web » slow pc or web browser
April 13, 3:44pm

Does clothing count?
If you want it, too. :) If you load down your cargo pockets with a large knife, a camera, bug dope and enough food to stock a 7/11, it probably should. If you just wear running shorts and a ...

In GEAR » Does Clothing Count?
April 12, 4:52pm

The Pecos!
THe Pecos Wilderness is where it is at. 13k ft mtns, above treeline, alpine lakes, big horn sheep and plenty of places that feel isolated. This is a nice loop I did two years ago that is abo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sangre de Cristo mountains
April 12, 10:35am

I have and use the ECWCS polypro ( ) for winter. Mainly for base camp purposes (like Chaco ..brrr!), but the shirt also works well as a 's...

In GEAR » Polypro reconsidered also, but in different ways
April 11, 5:22pm

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