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2005 Backpacking Light Trip Planning Spreadsheet Contest Entries
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Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: Re: Fortran? on 09/18/2012 00:56:39 MDT Print View

"How come nobody has mentioned cobalt yet?"

At the last time that I checked, Cobalt is Element #27 on the Periodic Table. Cobol is a programming language.


Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Fortran? on 09/18/2012 06:10:58 MDT Print View

Don't even need a fire. You all are doing it already...

Tad Englund
(bestbuilder) - F - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Fortran? on 09/18/2012 09:44:57 MDT Print View

Bob, you are so right- at midnight I was trying to dig too far back in the memory bank, or maybe I had a boat on my mind.

Cobol- computer programming lanuage

Cobalt- a very expensive boat, and an Element, Atomic Number: 27;
Atomic Weight: 58.933195; Melting Point: 1768 K (1495°C or 2723°F)
Boiling Point: 3200 K (2927°C or 5301°F); Density: 8.86 grams per cubic centimeter
Phase at Room Temperature: Solid; Element Classification: Metal; Period Number: 4 Group Number: 9 Group Name: none

Scott Chandler
(blueklister) - M

Locale: Northern California
Super Geeky Backpacking Database on 06/25/2013 22:46:41 MDT Print View

Can I throw a late entry into the contest. Actually, it doesn't even qualify since it's a Filemaker 12 database, not Excel. Regardless, I think it has to be the geekiest backpacking gear checklist ever made. I built lots of Filemaker databases for my company, and I built this one out of need, and over the years I've continually refined it. When Filemaker 12 came out, it jumped it to a new level.

If you don't have Filemaker 12, you can still run this on an iPad or iPhone by downloading the Filemaker GO app. You can download the database from my website at