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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.
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"Do I really need a pack liner?"
Based on your system, I'd say no. I use a liner because I don't use a separate stuff sack for my sleeping bag- I stuff it in the bottom of the liner, everything else goes on top, and the sl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do I really need a pack liner?
April 21, 10:28pm

"Wife needs a bag"
FWIW, my first bag was a Women's Kelty Cosmic Down 20. I didn't like it. I still have it as a loaner but I never use it myself. It's not very lofty, and the foot box is cramped and I al...

In GEAR » Wife needs a bag
April 15, 11:28am

"Hiking with ostomy issues"
I don't have advice, but wanted to give you a nod of respect. That is all. I hope someone with some experience in this area chimes in.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with ostomy issues
April 12, 8:13pm

"Are rain pants necessary?"
While I'm a bit blown away by the statement that 2.75oz would represent a significant weight savings...I generally don't use rain pants when I hike in the rain. I live in Alaska, so my gues...

In GEAR » Are rain pants necessary?
April 12, 8:11pm

You've got good advice from people more knowledgeable than I am on tents for your area but I highly recommend once you decide on a tent you keep an eye on Gearswap. I have seen the tent I bough...

In GEAR » UL Tent Recommendations - Under $400
April 11, 12:20pm

"If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?"
PLB's are good. I carry one for my hikes in Alaska. Hope to never use it...and that reminds me I am supposed to renew my registration for it. I've added weight back to my gear in the pas...

In GEAR » If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?
April 10, 4:35pm

"Backpacking solo"
I'm a #3 trying to get the courage to be a #2. Right now I solely go out with others, but that's fear driven. I'm a woman so there's a bit of caution of "what if some creeper g...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
April 10, 12:04pm

"What headlamp do you use?"
I use the Black Diamond Icon- it's the brightest of the BD headlamp lineup at 200 lumens. I picked it up on sale on Steepandcheap a couple years ago ($33) and it's served me extremely well....

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What headlamp do you use?
April 10, 12:00am

"Do you dry the interior of your Platypus? How?"
I prop mine open with a piece of bent coat hanger and then hang it upside down so it will fully drain and air dry.

In GEAR » Do you dry the interior of your Platypus? How?
April 03, 9:51pm

"Paleo Meals to Go"
Thanks for the link. I especially like hearing "it won't salt you out" because that's something that bugs me about most pre-packaged backpacking meals. WAY too much salt.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Paleo Meals to Go
April 02, 11:25am

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