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Matthew Black
(mtblack)
Re: Re: Re: Activities for BPL GGG on 12/10/2011 06:32:48 MST Print View

Very nice, Doug. I do that quite well on my own but it never hurts to learn some new tricks from a grand master.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Re: Re: Activities for BPL GGG on 12/10/2011 10:29:34 MST Print View

Doug I thought that demo was last year :)

Chris S
(csteutterman) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: re: Campsite Activities for the GGG on 12/12/2011 14:14:02 MST Print View

"How about a "24hr. Gear Swap"?

Its nice to see everyone's gear but it might also be cool to trade for a night for some actual experience. It'd probably be best to work this out in a thread in advance."


I'd be interested in this.

Also, perhaps a dumb question, but what does GGG stand for?

Edited by csteutterman on 12/29/2011 12:21:33 MST.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
What Does GGG Mean? on 12/12/2011 14:36:35 MST Print View

Chris,

Term I coined for the 1st Photo Essay: Gathering of Gear Geeks.

I think I called it, "BPLer's Gathering of Gear Geeks."

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=30916

Have to thank Ken Thompson for continuing the name since then.

-Tony

Edited by Valshar on 12/12/2011 15:21:48 MST.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Campsite Activities for the GGG on 12/17/2011 19:49:15 MST Print View

Well everyone we are getting close to GGG time again!

I am looking for ideas on activities and games for us to keep busy in camp.

Burnoff, Gong the Equipment, etc...

Have any good ideas? Please share them here.

Diana Vann
(DianaV) - MLife

Locale: Wandering
Re: Campsite Activities for the GGG on 12/18/2011 18:46:22 MST Print View

Recently I had been away for a while, and when I returned I didn't see this thread. So I posted my suggestion for a campsite activity on another GGG gathering thread--sorry!

My suggestion was for a libation testing. Reading through this whole thread I found suggestions for beer tasting. But wine, scotch and other types of whiskey would be fun to taste, too. No doubt that will go on around the campfire whether it's a planned event or not; but I thought it would be fun to put it on the list anyway.

Edited by DianaV on 12/18/2011 18:55:28 MST.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Campsite Activities for the GGG on 12/18/2011 19:28:59 MST Print View

Sounds good Diana. I did catch that on the other thread. Bottoms up!

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Campsite Activities for the GGG on 12/18/2011 19:36:10 MST Print View

Why don't you guys cut to the chase and have somebody carry in an ultralightweight still to Manzanita Point? That would be the perfect place to utilize your ultralightweight stoves (under the still).

--B.G.--

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Campsite Activities for the GGG on 12/18/2011 19:39:58 MST Print View

What do you think the support vehicle is for?

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Campsite Activities for the GGG on 12/18/2011 20:07:16 MST Print View

Maybe it would be easier to use the support vehicle to lay an ethanol pipeline from headquarters out to Manzanita Point.

--B.G.--

Matthew Black
(mtblack)
Re: Re: Campsite Activities for the GGG on 12/18/2011 22:02:57 MST Print View

I suspect there may be a little more than whiskey "tasting".

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Campsite Activities for the GGG on 12/27/2011 06:29:47 MST Print View

Well everyone we are getting close to GGG time again! So I'm bumping this.

I am looking for ideas on activities and games for us to keep busy in camp.

Burnoff, Gong the Equipment, etc...

Have any good ideas? Please share them here.

Chris S
(csteutterman) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Campsite Activities for the GGG on 12/29/2011 12:24:24 MST Print View

"Let's not forget the ever popular swap meet."

How did you all do this in prior years? Just bring the stuff you hope to swap or arrange in advance? I've got a few things that could use a new home.

Edited by csteutterman on 12/29/2011 12:25:02 MST.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
GGG Swap Meet on 12/31/2011 18:15:52 MST Print View

@Chris. Just bring your stuff that you want to rid yourself of.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Campsite Activities for the GGG on 01/06/2012 22:23:49 MST Print View

Well everyone we are getting close to GGG time again! So I'm bumping this.

I am looking for ideas on activities and games for us to keep busy in camp.

--MOVIE NIGHT IS STILL ON--

So far we have a couple of demonstrations and discussions offered up. Swap meet of course. A burn off, on a more level playing field.

What else?

Edited by kthompson on 01/07/2012 09:08:29 MST.

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: Re: Campsite Activities for the GGG on 01/07/2012 10:11:36 MST Print View

KEn,

If I may, have any of the deomonstrations/discussions been nailed down as far as which topics and who is leading which breakaway group? Sorry if this was posted elsewhere, I couldn't find it.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Re: Re: Campsite Activities for the GGG on 01/07/2012 10:20:55 MST Print View

Tony Wong will do a firestarting demo

Lisa F. has offered to do a talk on thru hiking from a female point of view.

Drinking aka Single Malt Tasting

Burn off redo

Movie

You doing the photo talk. Yes?

What else?

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: Campsite Activities for the GGG on 01/07/2012 10:50:43 MST Print View

Nice, sounds good so far.

As long as someone else didn't already volunteer re: photography, I can bring a few gadgets along and lead a 'roundtable' discussion. Regardless of who leads it, I hope some familiar friends such as Eric L., Adam C., and Tony W. will join in the discussion to contribute their experience with using Mirrorless, SLR, and P&S cameras respectively. I singled you guys out since we've all had conversations about photography in the recent past :)


If we have any experienced DIY'ers in the group I'd love to hear someone discuss how they made their shelter or pack, even better if they happen to have it with them.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Activities on 01/07/2012 11:32:05 MST Print View

If there interest I could teach about the local flora as well as plant adaptation, local geology, plant classification, edibles.....
Either that or teach how to knit your own hat??

Rick Horne
(Rick778) - M

Locale: NorCal - South Bay - Campbell
Re: Activities on 01/07/2012 11:46:39 MST Print View

Kat

I am very interested:

"If there interest I could teach about the local flora as well as plant adaptation, local geology, plant classification, edibles....."