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#289899 - 07/15/18 03:14 PM Re: Favorite Related Forum [Re: Phaedrus]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2675
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
Everything has a life cycle I suppose but I expect ETS to be around for a good while.

Yes, agreed. I have yet to find a worthy counterpart, and I search regularly.

The other salient fact: forums are hopelessly old-fashioned. The under 30 (40?) crowd goes straight to YouTube using their smart phones.

Edited by dougwalkabout (07/15/18 03:15 PM)

#289903 - 07/15/18 03:36 PM Re: Favorite Related Forum [Re: dougwalkabout]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1787
Loc: Ocala, FL
Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
The other salient fact: forums are hopelessly old-fashioned. The under 30 (40?) crowd goes straight to YouTube using their smart phones.

Oh, that's why at thirty-two I'm the youngest member here. Seriously, you're right. When I started to use the Internet twenty years ago, all it had were E-mail, forums and chat rooms.

Jeanette Isabelle
"When you're up to your [neck] in alligators, it's hard to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp." -- Floridian proverb

#289917 - 07/15/18 11:53 PM Re: Favorite Related Forum [Re: GoatMan]
Teslinhiker Offline

Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 1356
My participation in this forum wanes from time to time. And the reasoning for that, is multitude - but mostly, I don't have much to say on a lot of topics that are not of real interest to me.

Also and although probably younger then most regulars here, the hardcore activities are not once what they used to be for us. In the last 2-3 years, it is apparent to feel that the miles are getting longer, the packs are getting heavier and the trails are getting steeper. So the halcyon hardcore days of which I lived all my life are (mostly) in the twilight and now changing to a more sedate life of weekend camping, day hiking etc. That means that the formerly high priority ETS mindset is not as important as it once was - but there is certainly still a need for the core aspects of which this forum will always be a great resource.

On the topic that ChaosMagnet mentioned re: backup MOD's. I think it is really needed as CM is the only active MOD / Admin the last few years. If he or Doug plan to add a couple/few more, there are some excellent, and knowledgeable members in this forum to choose from.

Forgot to add - other fav forums.




Edited by Teslinhiker (07/15/18 11:57 PM)
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

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#289921 - 07/16/18 08:48 AM Re: Favorite Related Forum [Re: GoatMan]
Phaedrus Offline

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2122
Loc: Great Plains
It's as much the social aspect as the info for me. I'd miss you folks! grin

If Hikermor won't be coming out to the dig now, perhaps I'll get out his way now that I'm in Idaho.
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” Naguib Mahfouz

#289999 - Yesterday at 04:53 AM Re: Favorite Related Forum [Re: GoatMan]
haertig Offline

Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2000
Loc: Colorado
In the last 2-3 years, it is apparent to feel that the miles are getting longer, the packs are getting heavier and the trails are getting steeper.

So true. When I first joined this site, I was in my late 40's. And I was mostly interested in prepping for things like long day hikes above timberline, multi-day backpacking trips. etc. Now, 13 years later, I am more concerned about prepping for a drive across town. Do I have enough gas? Is there a water bottle in the car? It's sad really. I can't believe I've declined that much in only 13 years. I'm doing fine for my age. But "being in your 60's" is a lot different than "being in your 40's". Geez ... I still have a cabinet in the basement with some of my preps for Y2K! I wonder if those Kraft macaroni and cheese dinners down there are still good? Probably not a whole lot different than the ones I bought last week, the packaging looks identical!

#290000 - Yesterday at 10:34 PM Re: Favorite Related Forum [Re: GoatMan]
CJK Offline

Registered: 08/14/05
Posts: 533
Loc: FL, USA
The usefulness will NEVER diminish! I'll add to the comments that this is the ONLY place that gives level headed and clear REAL information from real people without any 'spin'.

While I too may not always post, I check in regularly to keep up. I initially took the post offensively but I see the point. I hope it remains for a VERY LONG TIME!

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