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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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"How to hike with a dog and trekking poles?"
I also use just one pole when hiking with my dog. I generally hold her leash in 1 hand.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to hike with a dog and trekking poles?
August 18, 12:17pm

"What is your favorite base layer?"
150 weight long sleeve merino wool shirt for me, as well. Can't recall the brand.

In GEAR » What is your favorite base layer?
August 12, 1:06pm

"Alaska Mountain Wilderness Race Rafting Fatality"
That is truly tragic- particularly as the article says he was cautious and had deliberately gone out of his way to walk past the worst of the water. RIP.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alaska Mountain Wilderness Race Rafting Fatality
August 12, 1:05pm

"FYI missing hiker in GA"
Sad ending to this story. On the topic of guns- I'm a woman, I hike alone often, and I carry. And I have more than one instance that the presence of the firearm deterred some creep and it wa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » FYI missing hiker in GA
August 11, 3:43pm

"Beber has Anti-Ursid Properties"
" Will one bear run at a certain sound where another will think it is a diner bell." ------ Actually, yes. On the Island of Kodiak (Alaska), there have been multiple anecdotes about bea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Beber has Anti-Ursid Properties
August 08, 1:25pm

"When you sleep, where do your elbows go ?"
I'm all over the place. On my back, my arms may be straight by my sides, or sometimes I slide my hands up inside the sleeve of my opposite arm which tends to hold my arms in place across my che...

In Philosophy & Technique » When you sleep, where do your elbows go ?
August 07, 3:54pm

"Beber has Anti-Ursid Properties"
Funny stuff. :) Years ago, I recall we were having trouble with moose coming on our property and upsetting my mom's horse. She took to playing rock and roll on a boombox outside and the moose w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Beber has Anti-Ursid Properties
August 07, 3:52pm

"Hooded vs. hoodless puffies"
All I can say is for myself I've wanted a hood on every insulating piece I own, and the ones that don't have one I find myself missing the hood. I doubt I'll ever buy a puffy without a ...

In GEAR » Hooded vs. hoodless puffies
August 07, 3:48pm

"Inflatable down pillow"
I'd be thrilled if any one of the UL sleeping pad manufacturers would incorporate a built in pillow right into the design of the air mattress. Overall it would add less weight, I think, than a ...

In GEAR » Inflatable down pillow
August 04, 12:23pm

"GPS maps: feeling really stupid"
I've found creating routes with roads to be easy. Creating routes with trails- not easy. My solution with trails has been to keep my GPS running and create a track going in. Then, if I wan...

In Philosophy & Technique » GPS maps: feeling really stupid
August 04, 12:14pm

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