2005 Backpacking Light Trip Planning Spreadsheet Contest Entries
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Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Contest winner on 05/07/2006 16:04:34 MDT Print View

Come on, the suspense is killing me. I just had to restudy the entries because it has been soooo long. Any chance an announcement will be made by Memorial Day?


(Anonymous)
Re: Contest winner on 05/08/2006 00:37:23 MDT Print View

I wouldn't expect a response any time soon. Follow through seems to be lacking on these projects.


(Anonymous)
Contest Winner on 05/08/2006 01:16:59 MDT Print View

How do we know contest winners have not already been selected? The winners may have been notified and already received their award. The spreadsheets were only to be "juried" by the Forum, but winners selected by BPL. Nothing stated that the Forum was to be notified of who the winners were. Perhaps the winners also wanted to keep it a private matter?

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: Contest winner on 05/08/2006 04:58:13 MDT Print View

Patience, grasshopper.
Sorting through all the entries has taken time, just to create a short list.
Judging is in progress now.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Contest entries/winner on 05/08/2006 06:22:30 MDT Print View

Thanks Roger for the update.

Carol Crooker
(cmcrooker) - MLife

Locale: Desert Southwest, USA
Winners will be announced June 7 on 05/26/2006 10:31:30 MDT Print View

Hi all,
We'll be announcing the winners June 7th. I apologize about the long wait! We're getting the gift certificates ready for the winners now - at least there won't be a long delay between the announcement and getting the "booty."

Edited by cmcrooker on 06/07/2006 09:11:27 MDT.

kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
Spreadsheet winner on 06/06/2006 23:06:12 MDT Print View

Congrats, Meir. Well deserved 1st place in a very competative field. Thank you for allowing my physical gear closet to reside so conveniently on a spreedsheet.

Benjamin Tomsky
(btomsky) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Congrats to Meir on 06/07/2006 11:37:41 MDT Print View

I also want to say "Congrats" to Meir, who definitely deserved 1st place in my opinion.

I learned much from his entry and have since revised my personal gearlist to incorporate many of his database lookup techniques.

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: Congrats to Meir on 06/07/2006 11:40:49 MDT Print View

How did y'all find out who the winner was? Did i miss something? Was it in a Forum Post that i missed?

Douglas Frick
(Otter) - MLife

Locale: Wyoming
Re: Re: Congrats to Meir on 06/07/2006 14:01:34 MDT Print View

>How did y'all find out who the winner was?

Backpacking Light Trip Planning Spreadsheet Contest Winners

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: Re: Re: Congrats to Meir on 06/07/2006 16:01:14 MDT Print View

Douglas,

Thanks for the link. I just checked the BPL home page and saw a link there also.

I almost never go to the home page and just wait for an email from BPL telling me of the new articles and then use the links in the email. Haven't received an email yet, so I didn't realize that the winner was announced. I guess it makes sense that the home page would have links before the emails are sent out.

Thanks again and congrats to the winners.

Edited by pj on 06/07/2006 16:23:02 MDT.

David Johnston
(dsjtecserv) - MLife
Congrats to all on 06/07/2006 17:53:17 MDT Print View

Congratulations to Meir, Jim and Ben. Excellent entries from everyone; I'm sure we all picked up ideas from each others' sheets to play around with for our entries in next year's contest...right?

John S.
(jshann) - F
Congratulations winners! on 06/09/2006 06:28:26 MDT Print View

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Gene Kinney
(carl_kinney) - F

Locale: Southwest
Meir Gottleib's Gear List on 06/13/2006 22:25:38 MDT Print View

This is for talented Mr. Gottleib (preferred) or any person that understands well his spreadsheet:
Is there a way to enter food for a dog in a way that won't contribute to my FOOD weight under the consumable category in the PACK LIST? I don't mind it factored into the grand total for CONSUMABLES: food, water, fuel. I just what to keep the "two types of foods" seperate so I can see my food weight total vs the dog's.
Right now I've got the dog food listed under PANTRY and then added to the MENU.

Gene Kinney
(carl_kinney) - F

Locale: Southwest
Answering Mine Own Spreadsheet Question on 06/13/2006 22:45:52 MDT Print View

I guess I treat my dog, Boomer, like a human backpacking partner. All I needed to do was to list the dog food and Zuke's snacks under the GEAR CLOSET then listed them under CONSUMABLES in the GEAR LIST.
Hey, Mr Gottleib, muchas gracias for a great way to list my gear. Sure beats the word doc I started a year ago and then manually calcaluting pack weights.
--Carl

Johnny Gish
(jtgish) - F

Locale: Coppell, Texas
Printing Blank Spreadsheet? on 07/08/2006 09:03:17 MDT Print View

How do I print the spreadsheets so that I can write in my own gear? I like the ones that are on here but when I save them it has all their gear listed.

Tom Casperite
(tcasperite) - F
Meir Gottleib's Gear List on 09/14/2006 10:03:45 MDT Print View

I recently downloaded this spreadsheet, but everytime I change one of the selections the calculations of grams, lbs, and kilograms comes up as an error. " #NAME?" Does anyone have any information on this?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
"2005 Backpacking Light Trip Planning Spreadsheet Contest Entries" on 07/20/2008 22:10:05 MDT Print View

Anyone out there have a new version of any of these that works with mac that you would like to share? I'm still keeping my lists on handwritten paper. Please help!

Christopher Holden
(back2basics) - F - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: "2005 Backpacking Light Trip Planning Spreadsheet Contest Entries" on 07/21/2008 02:08:47 MDT Print View

Go back and look for David Lewis' submission. I recall seeing a "MAC OS X" folder in the zip archive file along with the one I used.

Colin D.
(colbeans) - F

Locale: Northern British Columbia
Meir Gottleib's Gear List on 03/04/2009 00:57:41 MST Print View

I just downloaded this spreadsheet and when I try to switch the Ounces/Grams option to Grams
the cells in the Gear Closet don't properly convert..
The Ounces values just move into the cells that should be Grams and that throws off the entire calculation.

Can someone help me fix this please :)
I'm using Office 2007