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Valerie Erdile (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: 0.65 Ounce Pack Done & Pictures
I think it shows very creative thinking (definitely "out of the box"). Sure, it's not for everyone, but since you can make it work, more power to you! :^)

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Not nearly STUPID enough! Sub 1oz Pack?
April 24, 4:58pm

RE: BD tips
I'm with Willie. The BD tips don't even last 200 miles, whereas I had an old pair of Leki's that would NOT wear out. Wish I could put Leki tips on BD Z-Poles, but I don't think th...

In GEAR » Who makes the best pole tips?
April 24, 3:23pm

RE: Window
Thanks for all the kind words on the window. I appreciate it. :^) I posted a thread for the window in BPL's MYOG section last year, if anyone is thinking of adding one to their tent. (Any...

In Gear Swap » FS: Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3
April 24, 3:16pm

RE: hot weather tent
Frankly, I think the most comfortable tent for your conditions would be: An air conditioned motel room! Otherwise, you're gonna be hot. The best you can do is look for something double-w...

In GEAR » hot weather tent
April 23, 6:31pm

Trail Life Surges
>> * I know of, personally, a few people hiking The Colorado Trail this year due to reading >>"Wild". Say it ain't so, Mags! Sigh. I was hoping to avoid those types t...

In On the Web » A Walk in the Woods movie - Sept 2nd, 2015
April 23, 4:53pm

FS: Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3 ***SOLD***
***SOLD*** Been on the fence about keeping this, but it's spring cleaning... $290, shipped ConUS (PayPal F&F, or add fee, please) BA Fly Creek UL3, bought last May (2014) and used ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3
April 23, 4:28pm

RE: Sewing
I would strongly recommend that you take the bivy to a tailor or seamstress, rather than hand-sewing. The reasons are: 1. Machine sewing tends to be stronger than hand sewing, and tends not to...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hand sewing into silnylon - hooped bivy with Delrin
April 23, 2:07pm

RE: A Walk in the Woods movie
Watch a small clip HERE I guess the AT is already so crowded that this won't raise its profile that much...

In On the Web » A Walk in the Woods movie - Sept 2nd, 2015
April 23, 11:14am

Lake Edison (per VVR)
Vermillion Valley Resort just posted this photo of "Lake" Edison:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 22, 10:42am

FS: Exped Synmat UL7 LW **SOLD**
**SOLD** Price includes shipping ConUS. $120 Never used -- foolishly bought it a couple of weeks before the MW version came out, and then bought that one to use instead, so this one needs to ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Exped Synmat UL7 LW
April 21, 4:30pm

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