Re: [Hammock Camping] ray j going out of biz
It is highly unlikely that Jardine will reduce prices
on his remaining goods. Why wouldn't he? Two reasons.
Jardine is extremely egotistical, even bordering on
meglomania. His ego won't let him reduce prices.
Jardineheads abound among backpackers(the cult of ray)
& they will snap up the remaining items as memorabilia
in hopes that Jardine will restablish himself as their
'god.' Interestingly enough Jardine has essentially
done himself what he fears others will/would do
(Freudian projection?) in his essay (on his page) 'The
Integrity Paradigm!' What you say? Merely steal ideas
from true outdoorsmen such as Horace Kephart and
George Sears who were preaching (and practicing)
light-weight outdoorsmanship over one hundred years
before Jardine. Any of the other adventures that
Jardine engaged in were simply a matter of his 'red
sports car', i.e the manner in which he dealt with his
mid-life crisis(es?) and the realization that he could
no longer 'hack' working with the true 'whiz kids' of
NASA. In the coming months and years many will ooh and
aah and others will continue to quote him as a 'guru'
of light-weight backpacking. An ever-growing number of
us will see him for what he really was/is, a flim-flam
man plain and simple.
--- tim garner <slowhike@...> wrote:
> if you`ve been to the backpacking light group theyTrain virtual, live Real!!!
> anounced that ray
> way products is going out of bis & selling every
> thing. they didn`t
> give details as to why. but now i`m wondering if
> this would be as good
> a deal as any to buy quilt materials or can the same
> grade stuff be
> bought else where at just as good a price or better?
> i don`t think
> they have reduced prices yet. ...slowhike
('Real' refers to the concepts postulated by Karl Pribram's Holographic Paradigmn and David Bohm's theory of Non-locality)
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