28 reviewer rep
12 forum posts
joined Dec 20, 2007

I am a: 72-year-old male woods explorer
Location: Central, OK
Occupation: Retired Professional Land Surveyor


walking off trail
primitive camping.


Weight170 +/-
Boot/Shoe Size10.5 (US)
Jacket/Shirt Size42-44 (US)
Pant Size34-30 (US)

Hi, Folks

I grew up, literally, "out in" the eastern USA woods, spent the first 12 years without running water, and heated and cooked with kerosene. I started camping by myself, when I was 11 years old. As an adult, I spent my years as a Licensed Land Surveyor, thus I've been outdoors all my life. I collect vintage camp stoves, and have about 50 to 80 of them. Some are on my You Tube channel, algentry1. I'm an old man, and do what ever the heck I want to. Unless my wife won't let me. Or if she stares at me funny. ;o)

I've slept on the ground when I couldn't afford a tent, and I've been lost in the mountains, twice that I remember. I love the woods, and belong to and give (meager) support to, several "tree hugger" organizations. We live on 5 acres, and I belong to the land.

I have never been to heaven. But, I've been to Oklahoma.


Gear Reviews (3)

user rating: 5 of 5 Optimus Hiker+ 10/27/2009
user rating: 5 of 5 Bibler Ahwahnee 5/22/2008
user rating: 5 of 5 Lowa Trekker 12/20/2007

Forum Posts

FS: old North Face VE24 geodesic tent, $25 plus S/H, good condition August 28, 2012
Video: Jeff Lowe opens pack of gear after 20 years April 29, 2011
Camp stoves December 19, 2010
16 climbers struck by lightning, rescued off Grand Teton; 1 dead July 22, 2010
knives and hiking May 4, 2008
Outdoor Retailer: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir August 9, 2008