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Craig W. (xnomanx) - BPL Professional Member

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All Forum Posts by Craig W.

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Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
There was that time I bought eight cartons of Kools, a new in box 48" Sony plasma TV, and three Vera Wang wedding dresses... Seemed a tad fishy as the seller was a first time poster here on...

In Chaff » Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
September 29, 6:11pm

Zen Ray Vista ?
Anyone have experience with these? I've heard good things about Zen Ray. I'm looking at the Vista 10x42s as a budget pair of hunting binoculars. Waterproof, fogproof, fully sealed at ~...

In GEAR » Zen Ray Vista ?
September 28, 8:05pm

Re: Re: liquid iodine?
Iodine crystals in a glass bottle were my standard back in the day. I think mine were the Polar Pure brand. I probably still have a bottle. David describes the process above. Aqua Mira liquid...

In GEAR » liquid iodine?
September 27, 9:11am

Re: Why you never camp in a dry wash ..."
I was hiking solo across Joshua Tree during a rainstorm at night. Visibility was 15' tops due to mist and clouds. I heard a rumbling building somewhere in the distance, then rocks and bould...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why you never camp in a dry wash ...
September 23, 1:41pm

Richard Wright Haiku
Apparently he wrote upwards of 4000 in the 18 months before his death in 1960. I'm a big fan of haiku, though I haven't been able to read or speak Japanese for about 15 years (stopped pr...

In Chaff » Richard Wright Haiku
September 22, 11:45pm

Re: Re: Alaska survival trip update
This is cool. Thanks Buck.

In Chaff » Survival Trip in the "Fortress of the Bears"
September 21, 4:41pm

Re: Re: UL at 0° F? 13 pounds....

In Winter Hiking » UL at 0° F?
September 18, 7:57pm

Overuse of the prefix "Due to global climate change..."
Seems to me you just tipped your hand.

In Chaff » Overuse of the prefix "Due to global climate change..."
September 17, 1:59pm

Re: Re: A good read on Ukraine, Russia and NATO .
I think Ian makes a good point above. I have to ask these questions: If ISIS is supposedly a product of US policy and fallout in the region, do we bear any responsibility to remain and try t...

In Chaff » The Question of Militarism/Empire
September 17, 12:16am

Old Bones
This one never ceases to get me; I can recite it from memory. ________________ Old Bones, by Gary Snyder. From Mountains and Rivers Without End Out there walking round, looking out for ...

In Chaff » Old Bones
September 16, 9:49am

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