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Dena Kelley (EagleRiverDee) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Eagle River, Alaska
About Me I'm a life long Alaskan woman who loves the outdoors and is transitioning to a more UL style.
CityEagle River
StateAlaska
CountryUnited States

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Do Electronics Really Belong in the Wilderness ?
To me it depends on the electronics. I don't bring electronics for entertainment purposes. I don't listen to music or play games or watch stuff on a screen when I'm in the wilderness...

In Philosophy & Technique » Do Electronics Really Belong in the Wilderness ? !
January 22, 5:11pm

Cold sleepers: What are your go-to sleeping socks?
Feathered Friend down booties here. The shells come off and turn them into down socks for sleeping. Love them.

In GEAR » Cold sleepers: What are your go-to sleeping socks?
January 22, 3:55pm

"What our gear says about us..."
You could likely make similar conclusions about me from my gear. I believe there's the saying "We pack our fears" and I think it's true. Like you, I fear being cold. Coming from m...

In GEAR » What our gear says about us...
January 09, 5:01pm

"hatchet vs large survival knife?"
"The O.P. appears to think that anyone who fails to carry a firearm plus either a mega-knife or a hatchet is an irresponsible idiot. Given that this is a forum for ultralight (or at least very...

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 15, 4:35pm

@ David Drake
David- you've gleaned by now that most BPL members are allergic to weight. Some of them carry no knife at all, let alone a big knife. There are a couple of us (I literally can only think of two...

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 12, 10:20am

"Gear Upgrade Frequency"
I was bitten so hard by gear acquisition syndrome that for 2014 I put myself on a strict "no gear over $100 unless something breaks". And that helped a lot, because the things I end up lu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear Upgrade Frequency
November 20, 5:18pm

"most miserable cold night!"
I love my BA Q-Core SL pad but in winter I top it with a z-rest. Most air mattresses- even when they claim to have insulation (not including the downmat or synmat which have *real* insulation rathe...

In GEAR » most miserable cold night!
November 20, 5:13pm

"winter pants suggestions?"
I don't know if these fit what you're looking for, but these are my favorite winter pants. Outaware - Made in Montana. I wear the "Original Madison Pants" all the way at the bo...

In GEAR » winter pants suggestions?
September 23, 1:19pm

"I picked the wrong hobby."
I found a couple local Meetup groups- one is co-ed, and one is all-women. I became active both as a participant and as an organizer in the all women group. I go hiking/camping with them as much as ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I picked the wrong hobby.
September 08, 5:53pm

"What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?"
In my area (southcentral Alaska) nighttime summer temps are between 30 and 55 depending. We had quite a warm summer this year and a number of nights were in the high 50's. But we've had col...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
September 08, 5:43pm

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