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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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"Swedish man scares off brown bear"
Saw that one yesterday. The bear's reaction reminds me of Skurka's encounter where he threw a trekking pole at one. That said, this guy (IMO) was asking for it and just got lucky. He was...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Swedish man scares off brown bear
May 21, 12:01pm

Re "At least he died doing what he loved..."
Jeffrey said, "'...died doing what he loved.' Nobody would ever say that they were happy to be swept off the mountain by an avalanche. The headline is, they died. Everyone would take a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 20, 1:57pm

"Foot shape getting wierd ..."
I have large bunions on both feet. I prefer hiking in trail runners over boots, but regardless of what I get I buy them in a 4E (preferably) or a 2E if the 4E width isn't available. Provide...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Foot shape getting wierd with Tailors bunion? Advice going into mtn hiking season - temporary or permanent?
March 18, 6:51pm

"Loosely tied shoes"
This is probably one of those extremely subjective things, like so many other UL topics. Personally I buy my shoes a little big in the toe box to accommodate foot swelling and also so I don't j...

In GEAR » Loosely tied shoes
March 13, 3:35pm

"Cold sleeper - what to do?"
I find putting the CCF on top keeps me warmer. My body warms the CCF pad but it doesn't transmit my warmth away from me into the air mattress, and it insulates my body from the cold coming up t...

In GEAR » Cold sleeper - what to do?
March 12, 6:08pm

"Cold sleeper - what to do?"
I would make a change to your pad. I don't have a Neoair but I have used two other similar inflatables- the Hyalite inflatable and now I use a Big Agnes Q-Core SL. Both of them, despite havi...

In GEAR » Cold sleeper - what to do?
March 11, 12:44pm

"merino washing (at home/outdoors/travelling)"
I just use Woolite, cold water, gentle cycle (front loader) and then hang to dry. My merino items are holding up well. I also don't wash in between every wearing, I wait until it actually needs...

In GEAR » merino washing (at home/outdoors/travelling)
March 06, 4:16pm

"Y-stakes vs. V-stakes?"
I like the Moss/MSR Groundhog Y stakes. Dirt is easily removed just by running the tip of one stake down the grooves of another stake to push the dirt out or a stick or a rock...

In GEAR » Y-stakes vs. V-stakes?
March 06, 4:12pm

"Airplane travel with trekking poles"
For packing, you might try what some folks do with fishing poles. Get a length of PVC pipe, cut it to length, insert poles, cap both ends. To keep them from rattling around you can stuff the ends w...

In GEAR » Airplane travel with trekking poles
March 02, 3:33pm

"Help me make a decision on bags... please!"
My earlier comment was based on the fact that I did what you're looking to do and bought a cheap bag (Kelty Cosmic Down 20) to start with and regretted it. I'm not made of money, but buying...

In GEAR » Help me make a decision on bags... please!
March 02, 12:06pm

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