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Butano Loop

This is a nice over-nighter off the coast north of Santa Cruz. The trip total is 11 miles with an elevation gain (and subsequently loss) of 1300 feet. Its in Butano state park in the Santa Cruz mountains, and is … Continue reading

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Accounting for elevation when backpacking

When planning for a backpacking trip, you’ll want to plan your days so they are fairly even.  You should consider planning on hiking time and not miles. What this means, is you have to account for cumulative elevation gain during … Continue reading

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Backpacking Checklist

Basics Backpack Backpack Rain Cover (or pancho) Sleeping Bag Sleeping Bag Liner Therma Rest 2 Quart water bottles 2 Trash bags Flashlight Tent Ziplock bags (2-3 of each large and small) Water Filter Compass Map of area Lightweight Rope GPS … Continue reading

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Kölsch

This is a very simple Kölsch that comes out really clean and smooth. It has been dubbed “sneaker beer” by some as it tends to sneak up and kick your ass when it looks like a very tame ale. The … Continue reading

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Network scanning via Brother MFC-9840CDW on Gentoo

This is actually a pretty simple process, took me a total of 10 minutes emerge -v xsane download the appropriate rpm from Brother rpm2targz brscan3-0.2.11-4.i386.rpm tar -xvzf brscan3-0.2.11-4.i386.tar.gz -C / echo “brother3” > /etc/sane.d/dll.d/brother.conf brsaneconfig3 -a name=MFC9840CDW model=MFC-9840CDW ip=your.brother.ip That’s it! scanimage should … Continue reading

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making a systemrescuecd usb boot stick

This is usually a very easy process as there is a shell script at the root of systemrescuecd that does everything. However, I have on a couple of occasions run into a problem where the disk will not boot. The … Continue reading

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