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Aaron Benson (AaronMB) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Central Valley California
About Me English Grad' student who loves the outdoors.

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Re: BPL membership
I'd not seen Ryan's site until you linked to it, Craig. Interesting that there are levels of paid subscriptions there, too. ...$25/year here - $5/month for the 'basic' Letters, the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why are you not a Member of BPL?
July 22, 4:16pm

Re: Really?
""Really debating about how things look? If the thread was about the price, it would make more sense to me. Thanks for the laugh on a Friday."" Right! Gear-Chaff? :)

In GEAR » Cuben: The unbearable lightness of being........ugly.
July 22, 4:12pm

Re: Conserving hydration through bandana/buff on face
""I think their argument was that the air you inhale would have more moisture."" Of course, simply wrapping your face with a piece of cloth won't inherently add moisture ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Conserving hydration through bandana/buff on face
July 22, 2:22pm

Re: Conserving hydration through bandana/buff on face
I wonder how much of this has to do with simply covering more of the skin, reducing exposure to sun and wind, thus, slowing water loss through slower evaporation; the arms, legs, torso and head are...

In Philosophy & Technique » Conserving hydration through bandana/buff on face
July 22, 1:00pm

Re: Chemicals Aren't So Light
Skip all that and camel-up at the source! Aquamira Frontier Straw? http://aquamira.com/consumer/aquamira-frontier-filter In all seriousness - I know what you mean and have enjoyed carrying les...

In GEAR » Light water filtration/treatment options ?
July 21, 8:48pm

Jason Klass is Wolf Mills "Survivor Stud" (BG parody)
(I suppose I'm now guilty of adding to Chaff, but I thought it could use a little "lightening up," considering some of the recent serious topics.) So call me a few years late to ...

In Chaff » Jason Klass is Wolf Mills "Survivor Stud" (BG parody)
July 21, 6:50pm

Re: Critter Can
It would work for a short time against the little chewers. There are bears in the area and the can would be no match for them, of course. SNP officials, in my experience, are pretty adamant about m...

In GEAR » Critter Can
July 21, 5:49pm

Re: patrol activities
My two cents, if I may, as ignorant Devil's Advocate. Considering what has been suggested - that we are raising a nation of sissies - isn't it prudent then, simply because of the way thi...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Patrol camping
July 21, 3:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Please someone explain this to me
Right, Sarah. I love my bright Gecko green PataG' Nano Puff. I'm definitely no yuppie ...AND...I like to wear my "gear clothes" around town. There's a reason - it fits and fee...

In GEAR » Please someone explain this to me
July 21, 3:25pm

Re: Not sure
FWIW: Kat's last post above looks normal to me, as does her profile and 820 posts. The "original" first two posts by her in this thread still look funky - no avatar, no link to click ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Account problems. Can read pm but not answer even though I am logged in plus more.
July 21, 2:48pm

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