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Mon, Mar 10, 2008
Discussion of Scared Indoors
In response to our two-part program, Scared Indoors, we saw quite a bit of lively discussion in various forums online...
Wed, Feb 27, 2008
Comment on Scared Indoors, part 1
In last week's program, Scared Indoors, part 1, We asked for your examples of scary or reassuring mainstream media stories about wilderness travel. A couple of people wrote in...
Fri, Nov 23, 2007
Comment on Desert Roadless Traveled
This week's program, Desert Roadless Traveled, prompted a thoughtful comment from a listener, and a response from Kurt, our guest reporter who contributed the story.
Sat, Nov 25, 2006
Apologies to Mark Eller
In our original posting of the article and script for edition #66, Wilderness Deals for Wheels, we misspelled the name of IMBA communications director Mark Eller as Mark Ehler. We corrected this in our published transcript and in the article.
Unfortunately, we were unable to correct the pronunciation in our program from AY-LER to EL-ER. Sorry about that, Mark!
Thu, Nov 03, 2005
Lightweight Backpacking Reading List
Ryan Jordan, who I interviewed for this week's show, wrote to remind me that he edited and published a more advanced book on lightweight backpacking techniques than any I mentioned in the show notes. Ryan's book is titled LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACKING AND CAMPING: A Field Guide to Wilderness Hiking Equipment, Technique, and Style
If you want to read all of the books mentioned in this post and this week's show, I recommend doing it in this order:
Tue, Sep 20, 2005
Correction to Trail Crew show #10
Ken Murray, the Public Information and Education Director for the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew wrote:
I wanted to follow up with a correction on the podcast: In it, you referred to the saw used as a "bowsaw". What we use is actually a different type of saw, referred to either as a "buck saw" or a "crosscut saw".
Thank you, Ken, for the correction.