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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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SPOT vs. DeLorme
Some folks WANT the 2-way functionality, and some folks don't... I LOVED the ability receive messages from home, weather reports, etc. on my DeLorme. On the other hand, one guy I met said...

In GEAR » Got a new SPOT Gen 3
September 25, 1:00pm

RE: cheap knockoffs on Alibaba
Fascinating... the jackets are just "bait & switch" -- if you scroll down to "Product Details", the detailed photos are NOTHING like the MH Ghost or Pata UL. (Which begs th...

In GEAR » cheap knockoffs on Alibaba
September 22, 5:30pm

RE: Re: +1 on the Nylofume Bags
I was amazed at how tough the Nylofume bags have been... (got mine via GearSwap). I used one as a pack liner and another as a food bag liner for the CT. I assumed that I would have to throw the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trash compactor bag. - Really for garbage only now?
September 19, 9:34am

RE: Exped Schnozzle
+1 with Jen on that. I've used my Schnozzle Pump Bag for over 800 miles now, and it still looks new. I use it as a sleeping bag dry bag during the day inside my pack (you can even use it as...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping pad suggestions for nerve damage
September 15, 5:47pm

RE: Solo Tent
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In Gear Swap » WTB: Solo Tent SMD or BA, etc
September 15, 2:15pm

Exped Synmat UL 7 in Med Wide
Hope you're doing well, Heath! I love, love, love the comfort of my Synmat MW, and ended up using it for most of my CT thru-hike. I started the trail with the new Hyperlite MW because it...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping pad suggestions for nerve damage
September 15, 12:38pm

Budget Winner
There's usually a consensus about the Uniqlo ultra light down jackets as being "best bang for the buck". Check them out HERE

In GEAR » Packable light to midweight down or synthetic jacket - Good Value
September 14, 2:57pm

RE: September Elleventh
I had no idea that you had been there, Ian... From 1993 to 2005, I worked for Aon in Montreal; our sister-office was the NYC one (which had moved from mid-town to The World Trade Center a few ye...

In Chaff » September Elleventh
September 11, 2:01pm

RE: Te Araroa / First Thru-Hike Gear List
I have only 1 point to make: some of your listed weights are out of whack, which is misleading as you are underestimating the total carry weight. I'm with Ivo, and strongly so. Reading your...

In Gear Lists » Te Araroa / First Thru-Hike Gear List
September 09, 2:10pm

RE: Re: buttonfront shirts: nylon vs polyester
I just finished a 500-mile thru-hike, during which I wore the same 100% nylon Mountain Hardwear button-front shirt every single day (I slept in a light fleece). Not only did it stay relatively fun...

In GEAR » buttonfront shirts: nylon vs polyester
September 09, 11:31am

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