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Jane Freeman (Janefree) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me Grew up in both the NW and Hawaii. Worked 17 years for foundation that offers free food and medical around the world including poor counties in the USA. Lived for 5 years in India in this regard. Currently live in Hawaii and ocean swim a mile 3x a week and run almost daily. Graduated from WWU. My focus was environmental and experiential education. Developed a K-12 curriculum for the northern Arizona State Parks. Am planning to do the Te Araroa Pathway in NZ. Was deterred this year to take care of a parent.
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Re: Re: The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 1: Gear
Yes, to each his or her own. I happen to like all of my digits (all ten and not to mention counting those on my back. ) especially in the backcountry miles from an emergency room. Hatchets like g...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 1: Gear
June 05, 2:12pm

Silk tees
I see that these are on sale at the wintersilks website in the long underwear area. Also in v-neck. They are described as unisex. Also in their (not on sale) men's tee area there is a raglan s...

In GEAR » Silk T-shirts
July 29, 3:50pm

Re: Your teeth are more important than weight!
I learned this from a hospital administrator but there's plenty of information that supports it -- flossing can add 6 years to a life span. The sub-ounce weight is worth it!

In GEAR » world's lightest toothbrush possibly?
March 15, 3:45pm

Re: Training for feet?
Hi Brian. A website I've found helpful and comprehensive is tag words for a good strengthening video on YouTube are stability and mobility for healthy natural running The...

In Editor's Roundtable » Fast and Light Shoulder Season Footwear Tips
February 23, 9:58am

Re: Re: Re: Re: pepper spray
Looks like the silent majority has been pepper sprayed by Bush era tax cuts .... Do you want to know where that money ends up? I can tell you about a percentage of it...and not, what I like to call...

In Chaff » pepper spray
February 02, 11:11am

Preface deface
As someone new to this site but no stranger to backpacking these are my first impressions and suggestions. I'm toning down my annoyance so here it goes. By preface deface I mean that the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter / Expedition Pack Review
January 16, 7:58pm

Re: Re: Dogs
When it comes to service dog info, have a look at It's much less money ... however I haven't fully researched it. Hawaii with all of its aloha alive and well can also be a tou...

In Gear Lists » Going Backpacking for 2 years with my brother and my dog.
January 14, 12:58am

Re: Going Backpacking for 2 years with my brother and my dog.
You might look into seeing what it takes to qualify your dog as a service dog, becareful though because there are scammers out there who will take you for a few hundred hundred dollars and it'...

In Gear Lists » Going Backpacking for 2 years with my brother and my dog.
January 13, 10:01am

Re: Wow
Rog :) Thank you for articulating what I've been thinking. Im a happy person that can let things go but this thing keeps meandering into my consciousness. After a long deliberation I finally ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
January 08, 5:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
Sure. The three paragraphs that follow "yawn" in my reading of it carry an edge and therefore (imo) a charge. I just couldn't imagine talking with anyone of the cottage industry fo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
December 31, 12:52pm

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