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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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There is such a thing as freeze-dried grated cheese (I think you can even get through Packit Gourmet), but I have no experience using it for quesadillas. I suspect it would work very well if previ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Quesadillas
February 27, 4:40pm

RE: Re: Gear that sucks!
Oh David -- you're lucky I actually love corny humour! Alaska in the winter -- talk about cabin fever... And, of course, you don't buy from Col-O-mbia ... although I've never understo...

In GEAR » Gear that sucks!
February 27, 3:29pm

RE: Snake ID
It might be a gopher snake.

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight on the Tuxachanie Trail, MS
February 27, 2:53pm

RE: Crazy Sleeper
I. Can't. Resist. Sorry. Well, if my name was Hole, I don't think I'd trust inflatable sleeping pads either! ;^) Get the Z-Lite; you can always combine it with a small inflatable ...

In GEAR » therm-a-rest z lite sol sleeping pad
February 27, 2:38pm

RE: Flipped from S2N to N2S
Sounds like a much better plan. It'll still be PD hot, but you'll live to complain about it! ;^) I've done two June backpacking trips off the North Rim, including one during a "...

In Pre-Trip Planning » R2R mid-June South to North
February 27, 10:59am

RE: No more cheap puffies?
Love, love, love your excitement! :^D Not to be the bearer of bad tidings, but you just missed a huge Uniqlo sale on their UL puffies (I got one for $60; they're now $70). The stuff at Cost...

In Gear Deals » No more cheap puffies?? :-(
February 27, 10:36am

RE: GG now carrying chrome umbrella
Hmmmmm, I'm pretty sure I paid about $30 for my GoLite one last year... Edited to add: Now I don't feel as badly that it has that big ol' logo -- they were actually "paying me&q...

In GEAR » GG now carrying chrome umbrella
February 27, 10:23am

Are You Feeling Lucky?
Luck/timing have a LOT to do with scoring the best deals on GearSwap. I picked up a used Western Mountaineering Megalite on GearSwap for $250 (more or less your price range). Great, wonderful b...

In GEAR » Help me make a decision on bags... please!
February 26, 11:01am

RE: Re: Good lightweight ~3 oz down fill weight hoodless jackets?
They don't post the fill weight of their jackets, but I think the Uniqlo jacket might work for you. They even have new water-resistant down options now.

In GEAR » Good lightweight ~3 oz down fill weight hoodless jackets?
February 25, 11:28am

RE: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ursack? gave up, bought a bearikade
Larry is correct -- at least for Yosemite. Picking up our permits last August involved showing them our bear canisters, listening to a several-minute review of each rule, and, if I remember correc...

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
February 24, 11:35am

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