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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: Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
So that would mean there's no way to get to Yosemite Valley from the east (hwy 395)???

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fire in El Portal / Yosemite NPS
July 27, 12:31pm

Sudden Changes
Sometimes, suddenly adding a new food (esp. in fairly high quantity) to one's diet can have some alarming results. Maybe it's an allergy, or maybe your digestive system didn't like y...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » TVP
July 26, 12:12pm

Re: Sock liner?
I stopped wearing liners for quite a while, but recently, my feet sat me down for a talk, and requested that I go back to wearing them. I did, and now my feet say they're much happier. I'm...

In GEAR » Sock liner?
July 24, 1:45pm

Re: cilogear 60l is what i've selected
And now you might add the (new) Klymit/Elemental Horizons Motion 60 to this list...

In GEAR » Winter Pack recomendations
July 22, 5:59pm

RE: Rolled xlite + 1/8 pad a framesheet?
Although I haven't done it yet, I'm planning a similar setup (minus the 1/8" pad) in my new Klymit Motion 60. (As you recall, that pack has a separate compartment designed for the Kly...

In GEAR » Rolled xlite + 1/8 pad a framesheet?
July 22, 2:25pm

RE: John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
Very cool! I wonder if I saw an attempt in August last year... we were camped near Little Pete Meadow and saw two female trail runners w/tiny packs blow through about 6 am. Our first thought wa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
July 21, 7:13pm

Angled Floss Picks
Google "angled floss picks", or look for them in your local drugstore. I always hated flossing because it was so uncomfortable to try to stick both hands in my mouth -- but since I fou...

In GEAR » How gross is it to you when people put their fingers in their...
July 21, 9:59am

RE: Yosemite changed the wording now
Hmmmm, this seems a lot more "open" now: no on/off switch! Definitely an improvement in clarity.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alcohol Stoves a fire hazard?
July 19, 1:14pm

Re: Any good freezer bag cozy testing out there?
I USED TO use my jacket, hat, whatever...until a meal leaked (in bear country, too, donch'a know!). Now I have a DIY one made from my old car sunshade; I also just got a new one from Packit ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Any good freezer bag cozy testing out there?
July 19, 10:43am

Re: RE: Re: more info please
Marko -- I don't have a Kalais, so I couldn't opine on whether it's the same hipbelt on the Motion 60. The Kalais hipbelt looks different on the EH website, but I don't know from p...

In GEAR » Klymit/Elemental Horizons Motion 60 Pack?
July 18, 7:18pm

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