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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
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"Critique my sleeping bag choices"
All I can say is I don't think you can go wrong with a Versalite. I love mine.

In GEAR » Critique my sleeping bag choices
July 31, 4:36pm

"Sleeping Bag"
I would seek out the high quality bag like WM or FF *used*. I've purchased two WM bags used, a Versalite and a Puma and I got good buys on both. One bag was fine as is when it came in, the othe...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag
July 30, 3:40pm

"eVent warranty just one year?"
Maybe they're acknowledging what so many of us have already figured out- WPB doesn't work, at least not for long. If you don't wash it, it plugs up. If you do wash it, it ruins the WPB ...

In GEAR » eVent warranty just one year?
July 29, 11:37am

"hiking shirt for the long?"
Not what is typically considered a backpacking site, but I get my long torso shirts from Duluth Trading Company. I did a quick check and they have both nylon and polyster options in their long slee...

In GEAR » hiking shirt for the long?
July 25, 12:46pm

Sock Liner
I wear very thin Injini toe socks as my liner sock, and a wool outer sock made by DarnTough. The outer sock has a lot of compression and so neither sock rubs, and the toe socks also keep my toes fr...

In GEAR » Sock liner?
July 25, 12:37pm

"Broken leg, 6 days alone and rescued"
"Maybe it brings a small measure of comfort to the families of victims who don't make it out, but I never like hearing "He died doing what he loved."" ------ I have long f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Broken leg, 6 days alone and rescued
July 23, 1:01pm

Hammocks
I would try a hammock if I backpacked in treed terrain. I'd say 95% of my backpack trips are above treeline. But it does sound so much more comfortable.

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 21, 11:57am

"Avoiding nasty hiking partners..."
I would do the same, probably, if I found out that someone I just can't stand was going on the same trip. Life's too short to deal with people like that. Just because you can deal with them...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Avoiding nasty hiking partners...
July 21, 11:49am

"Big Agnes announces MtnGlo Built-In Tent Lighting"
Overkill for sure. I just use one of those 1oz microlights that go on a keychain. I clip it to the loop in the top of my tent interior, and it lights up the entire tent inside and out. This must...

In GEAR » Big Agnes announces MtnGlo Built-In Tent Lighting
July 18, 12:27pm

"How light is light?"
All I can say is keep working at it. BPL has been huge for me. My pack weight used to be about 50 lbs for an overnighter. Part of that was that gear was heavier back then. I split a 5 lb tent wi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How light is light?
July 15, 12:25pm

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