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New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
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And E
(LunchANDYnner) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
western box on 09/17/2013 09:49:38 MDT Print View

Added myself to the western list!

alex hansen
update, western box on 09/19/2013 19:25:47 MDT Print View

Hey, just giving an update on status of the western states box.
Ive had it for well over a week and a half now. And you all deserve to know whats up.
I came into some financial troubles and cant afford even the 12$ or so to ship the box until probably next friday (pay day)
Tom holbrook is its next recipient and i have the box packaged up and addressed ready to go for him soon as i can afford the postage.
I found a few really cool things i could use in the box and replaced them with quiet a few things to help people with their own myog projects.
I removed: an awesome Pair of running shorts, a polycro ground sheet, a sheet of 1443 tyvek, a tiny compass and 50 ft of paracord.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: update, western box on 09/19/2013 19:58:36 MDT Print View

PM sent.

Alexander(below) No I meant Alex above.

Edited by kthompson on 09/21/2013 13:07:35 MDT.

alexander Holmes
(ventman) - M

Locale: SoCal
.. on 09/20/2013 10:57:07 MDT Print View

Hey Ken, were you talking to me? "Alex, who's next?"


Brian Johns

Locale: NorCal
Re: Re: West Coast List Add Request on 09/21/2013 19:59:49 MDT Print View

Jeff M. Thanks for the add. Will check out the page now.

Adam Rothermich
(aroth87) - F

Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Re: Eastern box on 09/23/2013 20:20:50 MDT Print View

I just got the Eastern box. I took a Noah's tarp and some guylines. I sure wasn't expecting that! It actually worked out pretty well because my wife saw one at the last big trail maintenance get-together we attended and mentioned that she'd like one. When I pulled it out of its stuff sack and told my wife what it us she pretty much made the decision for me! I had to scrounge up a couple extra things to add to the box to make up for it. There's still some pretty great stuff left too!

Waiting on an address then I'll send it along. Thanks for starting this Mark, it was great fun waiting for the box and finally getting to open it.


alex hansen
western box continues! on 09/24/2013 11:16:15 MDT Print View

Thanls to ken thompson and another who wished to remain anonymous, the western box is continuing to tom Holbrook.

Adam Rothermich
(aroth87) - F

Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Re: Re: Eastern box on 09/25/2013 07:32:47 MDT Print View

The eastern box is on its way to Mark Ries.


Michael Ray
(thaddeussmith) - F
Re: Re: Re: Eastern box on 09/26/2013 08:26:26 MDT Print View

Is there a south/central box? I'm in the dfw, tx region.

matt diedrich

Locale: Middle TN
Tn on 09/26/2013 20:04:01 MDT Print View

I have a few items I can add to the collection plate. I'm in. Nashville,TN.

Mark Ries
(mtmnmark) - M

Locale: IOWAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
eastern box on 09/26/2013 21:23:58 MDT Print View

Received today and sent PM to Nate in Mn. as he looked next in line not sure what I might keep but will post if I do. I will add something either way.

robert v
(mtnbob123) - F

Locale: Upstate South Carolina
Added my name to the spreadsheet on 09/26/2013 22:36:35 MDT Print View

Looking forward to getting and giving some stuff :)

Nick VanBurkleo
(EnvyBee) - F - MLife

Locale: Midwest
I'm in! on 09/26/2013 22:47:29 MDT Print View

This sounds awesome, I can't wait to contribute. Nice work!

Tom Holbrook
(Zandar) - MLife

Locale: Central Coast of California
New type of PIF -- the Travelilng Hiker Box" on 09/28/2013 16:45:25 MDT Print View

Hello all of the West Coast Boxers... I have finished my pilferage, and added a few of my treats..!

I looked at the spreadsheet and I am confused.

Will the next person in line send me a PM...with your address ,etc.


Tom Holbrook

PS. This is thoroughly a grand time!

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: New type of PIF -- the Travelilng Hiker Box" on 09/28/2013 18:05:29 MDT Print View


Edited by kthompson on 09/28/2013 18:07:32 MDT.

K ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: New type of PIF -- the Travelilng Hiker Box" on 09/28/2013 18:25:36 MDT Print View

Hey Tom,
Not sure but maybe you look at the list and contact the person that is next?

Tom Holbrook
(Zandar) - MLife

Locale: Central Coast of California
"New type of PIF -- the Traveling Hiker Box" on 09/28/2013 19:39:24 MDT Print View

Update on the West Coast box:

Heading to Ken Thompson on Monday.

I kept, the MSR simmerlite stove, and the sil nylon rain skirt.

I enjoyed spreading everything out on the dinning room table, and just looking, touching, and evaluating each "treat" -- too fun!

I have to say... found a few things that made me chuckle (note attached to one particular item).

Thought, the spreadsheet is not in order of how the box has traveled. Should we adjust this to maintain some sense of order, and see it circle back?

This is a wonderful thing...


Lou Z
(lugee) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Order on 09/28/2013 19:50:24 MDT Print View


I think most people are going off the "nearest" person. Making shipping cheaper.

That rain skirt is awesome, for the longest time, I couldn't figure out what it was.

K ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Order on 09/28/2013 20:39:04 MDT Print View

Sending the box to the closest person could mean that some never get it. Seems like following the list would work better.

Brock Graves
(gravesbrock) - F

Locale: asheville nc
Be on 09/29/2013 07:04:22 MDT Print View

Any update on the east coast box?