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Aug 14, 19, 7:05 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By Loren Pechtel

Face to face. He saw the straps and immediately...

Face to face. He saw the straps and immediately reached for his blade without asking.
Aug 12, 19, 8:51 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By Loren Pechtel

The thing is it's hard to be neat enough with the...

The thing is it's hard to be neat enough with the paper to avoid the increased jam risk.
Aug 11, 19, 9:07 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 925
Posted By Loren Pechtel

The airline did nothing wrong here. Your beef is...

The airline did nothing wrong here. Your beef is with the Mexican government, good luck getting compensation.
Aug 11, 19, 8:09 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By Loren Pechtel

Feeding used paper through the printer increases...

Feeding used paper through the printer increases the chance of a jam.
Aug 11, 19, 7:28 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,656
Posted By Loren Pechtel

No different than if you bought that expensive...

No different than if you bought that expensive stuff in the US.
Aug 8, 19, 11:22 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By Loren Pechtel

Not?! I had to stop them from cutting the straps...

Not?! I had to stop them from cutting the straps around our suitcase once. No locks involved.
Forum: West
Aug 7, 19, 2:36 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,167
Posted By Loren Pechtel

The price is still $80 but you can only buy them...

The price is still $80 but you can only buy them at manned entrances. A few months ago I entered Death Valley on a road with nothing but a machine that could only sell the short term passes. ...
Forum: China
Aug 5, 19, 11:24 pm
Replies: 192
Views: 18,200
Posted By Loren Pechtel

I see no English at that link.

I see no English at that link.
Forum: Las Vegas
Aug 5, 19, 10:17 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Loren Pechtel

Followup: It's apparently quite variable. ...

Followup: It's apparently quite variable. Yesterday I was in a parking lot at the edge of town (with about half the nearby land undeveloped, not counting the clear zone between it and a passing...
Forum: West
Aug 5, 19, 10:13 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By Loren Pechtel

Seconded. Until you have experience in hot...

Seconded. Until you have experience in hot desert assume you'll need more water than you think even considering that it's hot desert. If you run out and it's hot out you're going to be in a bad way...
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By Loren Pechtel

Putting it in a separate bag wouldn't help--they...

Putting it in a separate bag wouldn't help--they did what they were supposed to. You can't check lithium ion batteries.
Forum: China
Aug 2, 19, 5:44 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 2,336
Posted By Loren Pechtel

Good luck. I have never been able to handle the...

Good luck. I have never been able to handle the tones. Even with what little Mandarin I speak it's about 50:50 whether I will be understood--and when I'm not my wife echoes what I said, as far as I...
Forum: Las Vegas
Aug 2, 19, 5:27 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Loren Pechtel

I haven't been down to the strip since the plague...

I haven't been down to the strip since the plague started but out here in the suburbs I would say we have only a few percent of what we had at the peak.
Forum: China
Jul 31, 19, 9:52 pm
Replies: 5,992
Views: 752,786
Posted By Loren Pechtel

They could get a fully refundable ticket so...

They could get a fully refundable ticket so there's no loss.
Jul 31, 19, 9:00 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,856
Posted By Loren Pechtel

My wife doesn't have pre or the like but...

My wife doesn't have pre or the like but generally gets it outbound anyway. More likely than not she gets SSSSed on the return to the US--usually only on the international leg, not the domestic one....
Jul 31, 19, 8:51 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,602
Posted By Loren Pechtel

You would never used an unprotected trekking pole...

You would never used an unprotected trekking pole as a walking assist--it would tear up the floor. Rubber feet for them do exist, though, normally meant for when you're walking on stone. Whether...
Jul 24, 19, 10:38 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,602
Posted By Loren Pechtel

My tripod: There's nothing anywhere on it that's...

My tripod: There's nothing anywhere on it that's even remotely sharp.

My trekking poles: I have good ones, they have tungsten carbide tips. While they aren't actually sharp they are certainly...
Jul 21, 19, 11:02 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 4,445
Posted By Loren Pechtel

Yeah, the notion of simply checking a bag in such...

Yeah, the notion of simply checking a bag in such situations is nonsense.



A book? You're one of those creeps who learns and thinks for himself rather than simply doing what you're told. Of...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 18, 19, 10:06 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,502
Posted By Loren Pechtel

Paramedics are far more concerned with providing...

Paramedics are far more concerned with providing care than with privacy.
Jul 16, 19, 8:41 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,698
Posted By Loren Pechtel

Yeah. My water is wet comment was because...

Yeah. My water is wet comment was because government misuse of data (whether deliberate or accidental) is so common as to not be news.
Jul 11, 19, 11:03 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,714
Posted By Loren Pechtel

I suggest double-checking what you have--that's...

I suggest double-checking what you have--that's in the range of their search and rescue insurance, not the evacuation insurance. That will pay to get you out of the wilderness, not to get you home.
Jul 11, 19, 10:08 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,559
Posted By Loren Pechtel

Theirs is probably fed by the same generator...

Theirs is probably fed by the same generator yours is--if yours doesn't work then theirs most likely doesn't, either.
Jul 11, 19, 10:07 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,698
Posted By Loren Pechtel

The government misuses data they have access to. ...

The government misuses data they have access to.

Also, water is wet.
Jul 9, 19, 10:36 am
Replies: 79
Views: 16,101
Posted By Loren Pechtel

It defends against social engineering, it does...

It defends against social engineering, it does nothing when it's an inside job.
Jul 9, 19, 10:32 am
Replies: 79
Views: 16,101
Posted By Loren Pechtel

Unfortunately, you're not always allowed to. I...

Unfortunately, you're not always allowed to. I have seen sites that specifically defeat this by making you pick from a list, I've seen sites that will reject a correct answer because it's too short...
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