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Sara Dhooma (Sara) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Southwestern Ontario, Canada
About Me Things I like:
- travel: I have backpacked through over 50 different countries
- hiking: Mount Kili, Everest Base Camp, Camino de Santiago
- LASH (Long Ass Section Hike) AT: Georgia to Connecticut
- science fiction: Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek etc.
- board games: Settlers, Pandemic, Risk etc.

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Cdn Dollar
This dollar exchange rate makes me sad. I will definitely be visiting the MEC website often! I have a couple international trips coming up and they are much more expensive now. :(

In GEAR » Canadian dollar hurts, ouch!
January 24, 11:12am

Helicopter Rescue
I hiked to Everest Base Camp a few weeks ago. A local told my friend and I that she knew how to get rescue helicopters covered for free at the end of the trek if we didn't want to walk back. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker rescued for 2nd time on same Utah mountain
November 05, 11:50am

I've been wearing the ladies low-cut Salomon Synapse for the last few months and have not had any issues with slippery surfaces. :)

In GEAR » opinions on salomon x ultra or synapse hiking shoes
July 09, 2:54pm

Thanks Kathleen!
Thanks for your comments Kathleen! I think I'll stick with my existing shoes. :) We are taking the train northbound to Carcross and connecting with a bus to Whitehorse. I would have liked ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Chilkoot Trail Advice - Footwear
June 20, 11:09am

Chilkoot Trail Advice - Footwear
Hello, I'll be spending four nights hiking the Chilkoot Trail during the first week of July with my brother. My pack will be around 15lbs. I'm going to bring my Kathloola MicroSpikes f...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Chilkoot Trail Advice - Footwear
June 20, 6:41am

On my leg
I took off my shoes to air our my feet at a lunch stop a few weeks ago. I spent 15 mins looking for a missing Dirty Girl gaiter. I thought it blew away in the wind. It was above my ankle hidde...

In GEAR » Where is my Dirty Girl gaiter??
June 13, 1:17pm

Double Quilt
Sorry, I missed replying earlier to this thread. We use two women's Prolite pads under the EE Double Quilt and have not had a draft issue. However, we sleep together quite close and share a...

In GEAR » Twin quilt recommendations
May 14, 11:46am

Woman's Packs
It all depends on the fit. My husband gets my "heavy" hand-me downs. :) He is currently wearing my old down jacket, raincoat, dry-fit hiking shirt and North Face pack (all female vers...

In GEAR » Can a Guy use a Women's Pack?
May 14, 11:39am

I highly recommend the Enlightened Equipment double quilt. My husband and I use two women's Thermarest Prolite pads and they stay put with the quilt straps around them. I had planned on sew...

In GEAR » Couples gear
May 07, 5:11pm

Re: Re: Cuben Fiber - what's not to like?
"I even like that weird chemical smell it has ;)" I love the smell too! I'm glad I'm not alone. :) Cuban fiber EVERYTHING!

In GEAR » Cuben Fiber - what's not to like?
May 06, 6:30pm

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