Dec 27, 2007 at 10:12 am #1226461
Tony WongBPL Member
@valsharLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
What sort of person is driven to weight their gear on a postal scale and hike distances that would make normal people question your sanity?
Post information about yourself and let's see if there is a pattern/profile that emerges to see what we all have in common.
Marital Status: Married w/children
Occupation: Insurance Agent
Location: S.F. Bay Area/East Bay
Hobbies/Interest: Backpacking, Computer Games (FPS), History, Military History/Weapons, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Gardening, PaintballDec 27, 2007 at 10:20 am #1413842
@maynard76Locale: New England
single no kids no direction
backpacking art history heavy metal/doom metal/stoner rock/ some hardcore
fine brewsDec 27, 2007 at 11:17 am #1413849
Race: Total European Mutt
Single then Married with children, then single, then married again.
Mechanical Engineer working in the computer field.
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
Hobbies: Playing/Listening to music, reading, Backpacking, my Two dogs.Dec 27, 2007 at 11:24 am #1413851
Sex: When she feels like it
Age: A lot older than most of you
Marital Status: Been there, done that. Been there, done that. There now
Race: 10K's, marathons
Occupation: Whatever's on TV or some magazines
Location: At my computer
Hobbies/Interest: reading about what I used to do more oftenDec 27, 2007 at 12:36 pm #1413858
Denis HazlewoodBPL Member
@redleaderLocale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Sex: At my age? Whenever possible.
Age: 69yrs on January 13.
Marital Status: Then: Been there, done that twice. Now: Freedom to "hop the fence" and run off to the mountains with no notice whatsoever.
Race: Human (of the WAS clan).
Occupation: Retired after 48 years of Architecture and (just barely) Civil Engineering.
Location: S.F. Bay Area/North Bay
Hobbies/Interests: Backpacking, MYOG projects, Making music (Jazz), Sailing/Rowing, Boat Building, Cooking, Handbuilt Ceramic Sculpture, Books (am not allowed to enter bookstores without adult supervision).
Update February 15, 2008: Add REI and Wilderness Exchange to "Unsupervised Entry Ban" list.Dec 27, 2007 at 12:47 pm #1413860
Adam RothermichBPL Member
@aroth87Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Student (Electrical Eng)
Hobbies/Interest: Hiking, goofing around with computers, canoeing, just taking up the guitar, making my own clothing, gear, electronics, and gadgets, skiing (both water and snow).Dec 27, 2007 at 12:55 pm #1413861
Jonathan RyanBPL Member
@jkrew81Locale: White Mtns
Marital Status: engaged to be married
Occupation: Data Analyst at Staples HQ
Location: outside Boston MA
Hobbies/Interest: Fastpacking, long dayhikes, canoeing, XC skiing, snowshoeing/non-technical mountaineering, lots and lots of running, any road race over 5 miles and under 26.2, indy films and beer or wine with some good freinds
Great post idea, super interesting to see where other people come from…Dec 27, 2007 at 12:57 pm #1413862
@rosierabbitLocale: Pacific Northwest
Age: 60, and I can still crank out the miles!
Marital Status: Married to a hiker/scrambler who resists backpacking
Race: I've lost every one I've ever been in.
Myers/Briggs personality score: ISTJ – since we are discussing personalities and not just data, I thought I'd throw that in.
Hobbies/Interest: backpacking (of course), day scrambles and the occasional climb, teaching navigation for the Mountaineers, attending the theatre (for my sitting-down exercises) I don't have a dog, and I don't watch TV.Dec 27, 2007 at 1:03 pm #1413863
It is totally inadequate to put human beeings into categories as "race", not just because it is not scientific at all!
21 years old
grew up in the mountains
thinks he's to young to get married
interested in backpacking, travelling, musicDec 27, 2007 at 1:25 pm #1413867
@mowLocale: Minnesota, USA
Marital Status: Married
Race: White (Norwegian/Anglo/Canadian American)
Location: Minnesota, USA
Hobbies/Interest: backpacking, fly fishing, fly tying, yoga, my dog, occasional bird hunt, Trout Unlimited, snow shoeing, endless hours researching new lightweight gear and updating spreadsheets to create the "ultimate gear list", reading, drinking good French wineDec 27, 2007 at 3:17 pm #1413882
@pyeyoLocale: pacific northwest
Age: older then the corks in your wine bottles
Marital Status: Single then married, single then married, and …
Race: Strangely uninteresting
Preoccupation: I'm wiling to do just about anything for money except for what my current employer wants me to do.
I have very loose morals and exceedingly low standards, I'm like an ebay for hedonists, sadists, and assorted riff-raff.
Location: dead center in the state of Washington, really, exactly dead center.
Hobbies/Interest: I googled "g-spot" and came up with this place, what are you all sickos tramping around in less then a loin cloth with a tin cup and a bag of tea for? Does the fcc know about this? Why doesn't cyber-nanny block you people out?Dec 27, 2007 at 4:25 pm #1413891
Adam KilpatrickBPL Member
@oystersLocale: South Australia
Martial Status: Single, with the hope that being an avid bushwalker will get me somewhere…(unlikely)
Race: Caucasion (Scottish, Irish, English, German decent. Minimum 4th Generation Australian)
Occupation: Student [ B.Sc (Sustainable Environments), now doing honours degree in Soil and Land Systems-Spatial information. "Rangeland condition monitoring using remotely-sensed, cross-fence comparisons". ]
Location: right now? Waite Campus (The University of Adelaide), South Australia. Its a beautiful, hot sunny day, and I am in the office working (yeah, ok procrastinating) when my mates are fishing on a beautiful beach.
Hobbies/Interests: Bushwalking, Rogaining, Scouts (Rover Crew Leader and Assistant Venturer Leader), Travel, Cycle touring, Caving, the odd "vertical sport", physical training, carrying rediculously heavy rucksacks. Drinking (sometimes) and socialising, gossip, paying out mates mercilessly(its the Australian way).Dec 27, 2007 at 7:54 pm #1413911
Ken HelwigBPL Member
@kennyhel77Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
ahhhh John, we have plenty of fantastic wine in the good ole USA. (wink!)Dec 28, 2007 at 8:39 pm #1414002
Marital Status: engaged
Race: White (Scot-Irish, so VERY white)
Hobbies/Interest: Backpacking, trail building, reading, movies, history, canoeing, Gothic industrial music, photography
EDIT: Since Aroth added his MBTI, mine is INTJDec 28, 2007 at 10:00 pm #1414006
@tarbubbleLocale: dirtville, CA
youngish (but old enough that hippies shouldn't trust me)
married mama (the kidlets are why i'm on short-term hiatus)
mostly Caucasoid, with rumours of Cherokee
many different jobs (waitress, yogurt jockey, secretary, business manager, writer, succubus)
alternate interests include building stuff, fixing stuff, painting stuff, sewing stuff, listening to stuff, reading stuff, discussing stuff, and cooking stuff. oh, and being mildly amusing (or aggravating, take your choice).Dec 29, 2007 at 6:25 am #1414015
Adam RothermichBPL Member
@aroth87Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Since it was brought up and I happen to remember mine, I'm ISTP.
AdamDec 29, 2007 at 8:05 am #1414023
Sarah KirkconnellBPL Member
@sarbarLocale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Marital Status: Married w/one child
Occupation: Self Employed.
Location: Western Washington State, near Mt. Rainier.
Hobbies/Interest: Backpacking, hiking, snowshoeing, sewing, cooking, being a mommy and wife. Traveling. Being a touron.Dec 29, 2007 at 8:34 am #1414028
Dale WambaughBPL Member
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
Age: Dirt addresses me as "sir"
Marital Status: Happy
Occupation: Food distribution
Hobbies/Interest: writing, photography, travel, hiking, gear, gadgets and gizmos
General personality of an UL hiker? Mildly obsessive. Kept in the attic by the family and released on weekends to wander the wilderness. Prone to cutting things off expensive gear and muttering about fabrics.Dec 29, 2007 at 9:18 am #1414036
Jeremy CleavelandBPL Member
@jeremy11Locale: Exploring San Juan talus
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Christian Camp Gear Manager and Wilderness Guide
Location: San Juans, CO
Hobbies/Interests: God and the Bible, Backpacking, DIY Gear, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing!!!!!!!, telemark skiing and xc skiing, biking, slacklining, making stuff, baking,
my prediction of what we all have in common – backpacking, and perhaps a tendancy towards engineering nerdiness.Dec 29, 2007 at 9:31 am #1414040
@kclaytonLocale: Greater Yellowstone
Marital Status: Single
Location: Bozeman, MT
Hobbies/Interests: Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Ultimate Frisbee, slacklining, running, biking, kayaking.Dec 29, 2007 at 10:30 am #1414046
Doug JohnsonBPL Member
Marital Status: Married with 2 daughters
Race: German/Swede/Irish mix
Location: Based in Phoenix, AZ , on location everywhere! (Born in CO)
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling to distant lands, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Hiking, trying out new sustainable technology, and taking my male Japanese Akita "Kobi" for runs in the park!
I tend to spend long nights analyzing data and fiddling with gear…BS degree in Aeronautical Science / Physics might be a factor! MYOG is up next! =)Dec 29, 2007 at 11:07 am #1414052
David NeumannBPL Member
@idahomtmanLocale: Northern Idaho
Married, 34 years
3 children all on their own (mostly), 2 grandchildren
School Superintendent, volleyball coach
North Central Idaho (left CA in 1971)
Backpacking (47 years), skiing, whitewater rafting, running, biking, volleyball, carpentry, gardeningDec 29, 2007 at 1:20 pm #1414061
J BaileyBPL Member
@jbaile38Locale: Rocky Mountains
-Teacher (High School Mathematics)
-Graduate Student (Discrete Mathematics)
Backpacking, Snowboarding, Training my Dog, Cooking, Music (Mostly Independent: Country, Metal, Hip Hop, Rock, Folk, Pop and more), Movies and BooksDec 29, 2007 at 3:16 pm #1414071
@quoddyLocale: New York/Vermont Border
Marital Status: Married (46 years) 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson.
Race: Caucasian (Irish & German/Dutch mix)
Occupation: Retired 2006 – USAF Meteorologist 20 years, Trucking/Warehousing Operations Manager 18 years, Emergency Services Dispatcher (and EMT) 8 years.
Location: Upstate New York right on the Vermont border. 15 minutes from the AT and LT,
Interests: Long distance Hiking, Snowshoeing, Canoeing. Spend almost all my time with my dog. Recently started making gear.Dec 29, 2007 at 3:30 pm #1414073
Marital Status: single
Race: Caucasian (German/Italian/Scotch-Irish)
Occupation: Student (HS)
Hobbies/Interests: Backpacking, Hiking, Rafting, Traveling, Scouts, Playing Trumpet, Listening to Rock or Jazz, Movies, Computer/Tech, Reading, Looking at Maps
Favorite Classes: Earth Science, Physics
trends I've seen so far:
-many interested in physics/engineering/technology/tinkering
-many have similar MBTI
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