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Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: MLIFE Annual Contribution Recognition. on 12/01/2011 08:03:36 MST Print View

"But I have to say that the cost of an annual subscription seems very small."

I agree, and told Ryan this. I think the lifetime membership should be priced closer to $200.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: MLIFE Annual Contribution Recognition. on 12/01/2011 08:19:13 MST Print View

The higher the cost of the MLIFE, the more exclusive it will become; meaning, only the people with more money will plop down $200. Do I think that all the information is worth $200? Yes, but that would deter many people from signing up. I don't think the purpose of MLIFE was to exclude anyone--just give a few perks to those willing to put in a guaranteed investment.

The lower price for MLIFE keeps it available to more people, which is in stride with how BPL operates. While it is a business and it needs to do what is necessary to stay viable, BPL seems less profit-centric than many other companies and more experience/service-based.

That's my $0.04. Happy December! (ugh)

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
New MLife Benefits on 12/01/2011 11:14:09 MST Print View

To me, the main benefit for Life members is protection from increases in the annual dues, which I suspect is going to happen, probably soon.

From a business standpoint, one problem with encouraging folks to sign up for Life membership is that there won't be any future dues revenue to BPL from the Life members. This could be a big problem in the future. Trading future revenue for present cash flow might not be a great idea.

Edited by hikinggranny on 12/01/2011 11:31:04 MST.

Chad Miller
(chadnsc)

Locale: Duluth, Minnesota
Re: New MLife Benefits on 12/05/2011 10:39:36 MST Print View

I hope I'm not correct about this but with with the actions of R.J. regarding this site I think I may be correct in my view that MLIFE was nothing more than a means to get a large influx of capitol for BPL.


In addition with the current changes to the form and quality or articles I would expect to see a drop in membership if the fee went up beyond $25 annually.

Ole Saether
(osaether) - MLife

Locale: Norway
Ultralight A-Z on 06/22/2012 04:53:19 MDT Print View

Sorry if this is posted in the wrong thread.

I want to show the Ultralight A-Z to a want-to-be-BPL friend of mine. I found Episode B: Bivy Sacks on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/33159533) but none of the others. Will the other videos be available to the public as well?

Regards,
Ole

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Ultralight A-Z on 06/22/2012 06:58:00 MDT Print View

Footwear http://vimeo.com/43521876

Clothing http://vimeo.com/36570722

Alcohol Stoves http://vimeo.com/36963546

Ethics http://vimeo.com/41291405

You'll need the password which I assume you have.

Ole Saether
(osaether) - MLife

Locale: Norway
Re: Re: Ultralight A-Z on 06/22/2012 07:07:55 MDT Print View

No I do not have the password. I meant public videos. The one I posted a link to does not need a password.

Ole Saether
(osaether) - MLife

Locale: Norway
Re: Ultralight A-Z on 08/22/2012 07:25:30 MDT Print View

Does anyone of you know when the next video in the series will be released?

Roger B
(rogerb) - MLife

Locale: Here and there
Re: Re: Ultralight A-Z on 08/22/2012 08:47:21 MDT Print View

The latest video is gas stoves and was released on August 21.

Ole Saether
(osaether) - MLife

Locale: Norway
Re: Ultralight A-Z on 08/22/2012 09:14:59 MDT Print View

Thanks Roger. Am I eligible to watch this video? If so how do I get access to it?

Roger B
(rogerb) - MLife

Locale: Here and there
Re: Re: Ultralight A-Z on 08/22/2012 09:40:05 MDT Print View

Good question, I supported the Ultralight A-Z through Kickstarter which is why I have access, maybe someone else at BPL can answer your question.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Re: Ultralight A-Z on 08/22/2012 19:04:35 MDT Print View

Ole. Click on the picture on the home page with the mid shelter that says MLife exclusive. It will take you to the videos.

Ole Saether
(osaether) - MLife

Locale: Norway
Re: Ultralight A-Z on 08/22/2012 23:45:53 MDT Print View

Hi Ken. I check that page every once in a while but the latest video, Episode G is not there. Therefore I asked in this thread.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Ultralight A-Z on 08/23/2012 06:12:22 MDT Print View

Ole. You should know by now that BPL runs on it's own schedule, or RJ's schedule to be more precise.
It'll show eventually.