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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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"Help me make a decision on bags... please!"
Well I might help you eliminate one- I have a Kelty Cosmic Down and found the footbox to be tight, my toes were jammed up against it at night. And it's not a true 20 degree bag, at least not fo...

In GEAR » Help me make a decision on bags... please!
February 25, 6:52pm

"General Help. Newbie. Sleeping Bag"
Brendan, you're getting great advice. I can tell you from experience, if you go for "cheap" you'll end up buying that...and then what you should have got in the first place. If...

In GEAR » General Help. Newbie. Sleeping Bag
February 25, 4:28pm

"Gear weight vs safety and preparedness"
I came to this thread hoping to read a good thread on topic- gear weight vs. safety and preparedness. I was bummed to see so many posts deleted right at the start- especially the OP- because that m...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 16, 3:53pm

"Darn Tough Socks Suck!"
Weird. My Darn Tough socks wear like iron. It takes me years to wear a set out and I wear every pair once a week every week, and they are my go-to sock for backpacking when I'll only be wearing...

In GEAR » Darn Tough Socks Suck!
February 10, 5:32pm

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

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