Nov 3, 2010 at 11:26 am #1265105
Well, I've seen a few mention, and discussions about whether or not UL has hit any of the mainstream. I have a part time gig where I get to write Recreation articles for a local Idaho paper. I have been fortunate to do a wide spectrum of outdoor activities here in Idaho, so I was really pretty surprised when my editor asked me to put something out there on UL backpacking. As many of you might realize, what you initially write, and what actually hits the paper are two different things! (in this case, even some of the pictures changed!LOL)
Here is the link to what ended up in the Boise Weekly paper.
ps, the link to BPL got in! :)Nov 3, 2010 at 11:35 am #1660710
I always found it disappointing when I sent my photos and graphics along with the article to the publisher, and then they used my graphic with somebody else's article and with no attribution.
–B.G.–Nov 3, 2010 at 11:51 am #1660717
An important step to understanding the ultralight, or UL, concept is to realize that it's not all about expensive, space-age gear.
try telling that to the peoplein the gear forum ;)
lolNov 3, 2010 at 12:12 pm #1660722
Eric, that is blasphemy!
To me, UL backpacking is part knowledge, part MYOG, and part buying good gear and taking care of it.
OTOH, outdoor gear is made to be used, and if I have to wear a hole in a garment to make it through a long trip, so be it.
–B.G.–Nov 3, 2010 at 12:49 pm #1660746
I would never fall for that! Here, let me move these 5 stoves over so we can take a look at that new shelter! LMAO
Its so hard to be humble when I know what a gear junkie I am!
Hello, my name is Steve, and I'm a gearaholic. Thats all I got…Nov 3, 2010 at 2:19 pm #1660778
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
> then they used my graphic with somebody else's article and with no attribution.
That sounds illegal anyhow.
CheersNov 3, 2010 at 11:28 pm #1660938
Probably more unethical than illegal. When a publication is that incompetent, I quit dealing with them. I demanded an editor's note in the next issue, and that should set the record straight. They didn't, so I never wrote for them again. I doubt that the original poster had that degree of problem with a publisher.
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