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Valerie E (Wildtowner) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Grand Canyon State
About Me More "light" than ultralight, but I keep trying to balance my luxury at camp with the luxury of a lighter trail experience. Kind of a "good vs. evil" struggle, and I'm still not sure who's winning!

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Re: Re: RE: Fête du Canada
How could you *possibly* have guessed this? Baby seal clubbing jokes are a *thing* for my husband and me! Our humour is entirely non-PC...bordering on the Archie Bunker. NONE of which reflects ou...

In Chaff » Fête du Canada
July 01, 2:04pm

RE: Fête du Canada
Merci! Sadly, the poutine in my region is not that good...but soon I'll be exercising so much the calories won't matter, so beer and fries with mayo will be ON my CT Near-o menu, with nary...

In Chaff » Fête du Canada
July 01, 11:26am

Dealing with Doctors
It always mystifies me that most people just "accept" everything their doctor says. Unfortunately, if you want to get really good medical care, you have to treat the process like a &qu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difficulty swallowing
June 30, 11:10am

Ti Reading Glasses 0.3oz
I just received these Rimless Titanium Reading Glasses, and they are super-light and comfy, so I'm taking them on a 500 mile hike. (That should establish whether they're any good for backp...

In GEAR » Reading glasses
June 29, 6:37pm

Colin's Spoon
Wow. Not only a great idea, but a flawless execution! I'm with Ian on this: where's the "Buy Now" button?

In GEAR » Search for the ultimate trail spoon..
June 28, 11:40am

RE: Nail Polish for Marking Pole
"does nail polish stick to plastic?" LOL, I think you'd have a harder time finding things nail polish DOESN'T stick to...

In Make Your Own Gear » Accurately weight the fuel left in a canister — using your hiking pole
June 28, 11:33am

Nail Polish for Marking Pole
Great idea, and really creative, out-of-the-box thinking! I'd suggest using nail polish for marking the pole -- it wears like iron.

In Make Your Own Gear » Accurately weight the fuel left in a canister — using your hiking pole
June 28, 9:13am

Shoot, Man: You can WRITE!
So, so rare these days. I hope you write often, and share it with others. You should have a blog (not just about Sierra Mapper, which is a great thing, but doesn't give you the opportunity to...

In Post-Trip Reports » Crammin' it in in the Sierra: Courtright to Goddard To Evolution and back in 48 hours
June 27, 4:04pm

VIA is Actually Different
There is an actual, factual difference between VIA and the other instant coffees suggested in this thread: Bustelo, Nescafé, etc. are "just" freeze-dried coffee (so, coffee beans that...

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 27, 3:53pm

RE: Re: Is there a better way to get powder into a drinking container?
Doug, you're a flippin' genius! Perfect solution.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Is there a better way to get powder into a drinking container?
June 27, 11:51am

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