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#14097 - 05/16/11 07:37 AM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: jlafevers]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
I just ordered one roll each of green and fluorescent green.

 



If anyone sends a self-addressed stamped envelope, I'll send you a couple of yards of each.

Whitney Hikers Association
2080 E Lester Ave
Fresno, CA 93720

And if you haven't already, joining the Mt Whitney Hikers Association and donating would be appreciated. smile


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#14100 - 05/16/11 07:43 AM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: Steve C]
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 2213
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
I still haven't discussed this with Shippers, We are in the process of negotiating a major software upgrade, & I don't want to confuse the issue. I'm not sure they normally print on a 1" ribbon. They do print on 3" ribbons.
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#14101 - 05/16/11 07:47 AM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: wagga]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
wagga, they look like a Canadian company, and placing an order, it appears they normally ship pallet-loads of supplies. A small order of printed tape might be off their radar screen.

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#14104 - 05/16/11 09:55 AM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: Steve C]
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 2213
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
After my heroic effort to solve their database problems, it might be a little different.
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#14113 - 05/16/11 11:25 AM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: wagga]
saltydog Offline


Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1549
Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
Green ribbons it is then, all around. Looking forward to reading TRs and seeing pics of meet-ups on the trail.
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#14752 - 06/03/11 01:41 AM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: jlafevers]
saltydog Offline


Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1549
Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
Making an entry here just to move the thread up the queue and add the reminder, now that trail activity is heating up, that Steve is offering to provide the green tape banner in return for an SASE to the above address.

Hope to see some TRs on successful meet-ups with the flag. In fact, as an incentive, I make the following offer. I happen to have a surplus (don't ask) of vintage Kelty packs, size M and S. Yep original green, stainless buckle, cotton strap, red zipper 60s old school Keltys. Available with all original hip-torture suspension or the improved 70's padded version. I'll award one such pack (with custom options) in either size for the best Freak Flag meet-up TR from now through July 4 weekend. Judge's decision will be arbitrary and final, of course, based on my personal biases and poster's comments of acclaim. Prize will ship snail mail, before I fly to SF July 7.

I will be hitting the HST July 11 with my Whitney HA freak flag flying all the way from Crescent Meadow.

And if you haven't already, joining the Mt Whitney Hikers Association and donating would be cool .


Edited by saltydog (06/03/11 02:02 AM)
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#14756 - 06/03/11 07:15 AM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: saltydog]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
Wazzu's freak flag envelope is going out in the snail mail today!

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#14762 - 06/03/11 07:49 AM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: Steve C]
wazzu Offline


Registered: 06/20/10
Posts: 319
Loc: Orange County, CA
SteveC, thanks!

Saltydog, I had a late 70s Kelty pack. I loved that pack.

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#14768 - 06/03/11 09:19 AM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: wazzu]
CMC2 Offline


Registered: 11/04/09
Posts: 160
Loc: CO
I bought a Kelty full length Mountaineer Pack in 1958 to use as a camp counselor leading backpacking trips. Paid $30, $5 more than the Standard Pack. It was shipped from Dick Kelty's garage.

Kept the pack until last year when I got rid of my 300+ Mt Book Collection, alot of camping/hiking stuff, and in the process, donated the pack back to the Kelty family as it was evidently one of the oldest ones around. The only thing I changed was to replace the original waist belt with an up to date padded one and I added a large zipper pocket directly to the upper back part of the pack. I once entered a contest for best backpack and got aced out of lst and 2nd by packs with alot of patches, memorabilia, but got the $10 3rd place award probably since it was the oldest pack in the contest.

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#14786 - 06/03/11 08:31 PM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: Steve C]
Akichow Offline


Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 659
Loc: SF Bay Area
My SASE is on its way to you Steve....

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#14820 - 06/05/11 04:12 PM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: saltydog]
passion2explore Offline


Registered: 02/05/11
Posts: 9
Loc: delaware
I've found some lime green flagging tape here in Delaware at a local supply company that i'm gonna use for my "Freak Flag." I'm also going to have it on at Half Dome climb 6-25 to 6-26, if anyone happens to be there. See you guys 6-27 thru 6-29 on WT. Stayin at Portal Campground on the 27th! wink

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#14867 - 06/06/11 01:41 PM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: Steve C]
wazzu Offline


Registered: 06/20/10
Posts: 319
Loc: Orange County, CA
Originally Posted By: Steve C
Wazzu's freak flag envelope is going out in the snail mail today!


Got my freak flag today !!! Yiiiiipppppeeeee

Steve C, thanks!

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#15069 - 06/13/11 07:34 PM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: wazzu]
Akichow Offline


Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 659
Loc: SF Bay Area
Got my freak flags today from Steve. So many colors, not sure what to do with all of them.... Two shades of green plus pink?

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#15072 - 06/13/11 09:23 PM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: Akichow]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
I bought the pink at the local OSH -- it's bright and can be seen from quite a distance. The greens blend more with the environment, but sure wouldn't be seen or noticed as much. I had to order them on-line, since they aren't as visible, so not in much demand.

So I guess it is up to you which color or colors you choose. I'd say choose a color depending on your mood for the day. cool

I put them on my hiking poles since they are visible both from the front and the back. I'd personally use a pink and a green -- but I'm not sure why. smile

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#15076 - 06/14/11 02:46 AM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: Steve C]
saltydog Offline


Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1549
Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
Steve: I think you said you used pink in another group you skiied with. Thats partly why I suggested the green for us. Either that, or you're a sailor from way back, used to red and green nav lights. I'll just be flyin the green. Its plenty high viz, especially above treeline. sick sick sick sick sick
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#15144 - 06/15/11 01:00 PM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: wazzu]
lynn-a-roo Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 627
Loc: OrangeCounty
Wazzu,

!!! Yiiiiipppppeeeee


Got my freak flags two days ago, I love the colors. I hope I have enough for streamers on my backpack and streamers in my hair too. Maybe I'll add some Rhinestones so my streamers will glisten in the sun.

Thank you Steve C.

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#15145 - 06/15/11 01:04 PM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: lynn-a-roo]
tdtz Offline


Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 511
Loc: CA
we should have all just bedazzled our packs and tents.


Edited by tdtz (06/15/11 01:04 PM)

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#15164 - 06/16/11 04:05 AM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: tdtz]
Jch Offline


Registered: 06/04/11
Posts: 8
Loc: SoCal
Great idea, I wonder if the the tape is available at Home Depot or Lowes?

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#15168 - 06/16/11 07:16 AM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: Jch]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7235
Loc: Fresno, CA
Yellow, orange and pink are commonly sold colors. We had to order the green on-line.

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#15186 - 06/16/11 01:21 PM Re: Let Our Freak Flag Fly [Re: Steve C]
saltydog Offline


Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1549
Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
I got green at my local True Value. Ace here also has it.
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