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Ryan Ermlich
(RyanErmlich) - F

Locale: Southeast
saying hello on 04/21/2011 20:52:35 MDT Print View

Just thought I would introduce myself and say hello. I'm Ryan, a newbie to backpacking and this forum. I look forward to learning a lot from the BTDT's.

Cheers.

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(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: saying hello on 04/21/2011 23:16:37 MDT Print View

Welcome to the metaphoric mesosphere, Ryan. The BTDT's here at BPL will educate you all about UL & SUL, while introducing you to gear from MLD, SMD, GG, etc. Being new to backpacking altogether, you may be at somewhat of an advantage having a clean slate. Perhaps you have never been to REI also. Cheers!

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: Re: saying hello on 04/22/2011 10:12:31 MDT Print View

What you will find here is BTDT with varying opins. Typically ranging from love it to hate it and every degree between. So you will be right back where you started until you experience gear or technique for yourself. Just kidding, there's a ton of valuable info here. You will jump way up the learning curve very soon.

Welcome and go for it!