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Evan McCarthy (evanrussia) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Re: Re: Dogs
Great replies! Thanks! I think I'll try to keep the mileage to 15 per day for this trip and see how he holds up over three days and about 40 miles. The temps should be dog friendly (highs ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dog Question
March 22, 7:00pm

Dog Question
Background: I tend to avoid bringing my best friend, Henry, on backpacking trips due to concerns about heavy mileage on doggie paws and weather-related concerns. Henry is a fit, spry, super obe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dog Question
March 22, 3:53pm

Re: Re: Napolean.
Napoleon talks to me on the trail sometimes. He once told me hikers march on their stomachs. I was hungry.

In Chaff » The basic math behind Christianity...
March 22, 2:57pm

Re: Re: Um,
Tom and Ben, this is the case in point. Folks are using the same words (i.e. spirituality) but do not have the same context and connotation. Dictionaries, like Websters, are only useful as far as...

In Philosophy & Technique » nature=church?
March 21, 6:32pm

Tools in a Toolbox
"Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations (1953) is an inquiry into the relation between meaning and the practical uses of language, and is also an examination of the relation betw...

In Philosophy & Technique » nature=church?
March 21, 5:41pm

Re: Re: Profanity!

In Chaff » The profanity filter here is absurd
March 21, 4:15pm

Voting with My Mouse (or Touch Screen)
Whenever posts get nasty or hostile, I grow saddened with BPL and often stay away from the site for a few days. It just becomes a less satisfying experience. As Nick mentioned, there's a wa...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Why do you keep deleting my posts?!?!?!?!
March 21, 4:03pm

Re: How to pack a neo air
I've been pretty cavalier about packing my Burn and Exodus without any issue. As long as nothing is poking into my back, it never seems to matter to me. I don't use stuff sacks and do the...

In GEAR » How do you pack a blow up mattress?
March 21, 2:06pm

Re: mid and bivy in winter or rain
I feel good about just the mid in winter. Once its firm against the ground in storm mode, there are no issues with wind. If you want extra warmth, that's a different question.

In GEAR » mid and bivy in winter or rain
March 19, 8:48pm

72 Mile Massanutten Trail (Virginia - 1.5 hours from DC), March 24-26
Reposted from my backpacking google group, just in case anyone else out there wants to join: I'm going insane. I no longer want to do anything other than backpack long miles. My wife gets ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 72 Mile Massanutten Trail (Virginia - 1.5 hours from DC), March 24-26
March 19, 2:37pm

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Nunatak Arc Edge
I was dubious about an 11 oz. quilt that keeps you warm when pushing it -- but I just go back from an outing with the Arc Edge down to high 30s even (not quite expected) and found the quilt and Nunata...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
April 17, 6:48pm