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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: Alone in the Wilderness. Movie.
Jen, I don't think it's available in streaming (it's pretty old, and rather obscure!)...but you could probably view a dvd through your computer (most still have some kind of cd/dvd driv...

In Philosophy & Technique » Alone in the Wilderness. Movie.
August 02, 9:29am

Re: MYOG Harness for SMD Fusion Packs (for those with Narrower Shoulders)
Didn't expect this thread to be resurrected, but here are some answers to questions... Ken, I ordered the Fusion 65 with the "regular" harness. According to SMD, the difference be...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Harness for SMD Fusion Packs (for those with Narrower Shoulders)
August 02, 9:12am

Dick Proeneke
He "DA MAAAAN"!!!! We watch the film every few years, and always shake our heads and say, "They don't make 'em like they used to...". People who blithely use the term...

In Philosophy & Technique » Alone in the Wilderness. Movie.
August 01, 9:45am

RE: PCT Southern California - early start
It's all about the water! The main thing to consider when starting before the "herd" is that you may be outside the time when trailside water caches are maintained. That would mea...

In Pre-Trip Planning » PCT Southern California - early start
July 31, 10:08am

Re: Shuttle/Bus to Yarts in Mammoth? (reminder needed)
Marko, Another option (what we're doing) is to hire a private shuttle from Lone Pine to Mammoth, arriving in time to catch the YARTS bus. Economically, it costs about the same -- it just fe...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Shuttle/Bus to Yarts in Mammoth? (reminder needed)
July 29, 1:20pm

Re: The trail food you just can't stand.
Gatorade. Oooooooowww, tummy ache!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
July 28, 6:23pm

Peanut Butter & More...
Actually, the all-peanut butter diet, if accompanied by adequate amounts of chocolate, sounds ok to me, LOL!! ;^) I really agree with Sumi on the size question (and frankly, Sumi usually gives g...

In GEAR » Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
July 28, 4:26pm

RE: Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
OK, you asked for women to chime in...so I'll give you my opinion FWIW... I'm having trouble visualizing an no-resupply 8-10 day hike in a 40L pack. Even if you're not going to bear...

In GEAR » Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
July 28, 1:55pm

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

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