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Debbie Melita (debmonster) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Northeast
About Me Volunteer backpack trip leader for AMC-NY/NJ Chapter. Trail maintainer. Aspiring lightweight wannabe (avg. pack weight 23 - 26 lbs for 3-day trip). Fan of taking public transportation to trailheads.
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All Forum Posts by Debbie Melita

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Convertible Pants
PM sent about women's convertible pants for sale.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Womens Medium Osprey pack, misc gear
August 20, 9:04am

REI Minimalist Bivy
Hi Stephen, I'm selling an REI Minimalist Bivy from 2006 for $40 (Orig. $89), plus shipping. It's only been used twice and is in excellent condition. It's waterproof, but has a mesh fa...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Water Restiant Bivy
August 20, 8:25am

Re: WTB Solo Tarp
I am selling a GoLite Lair 1 tarp (with stakes) for $50 if interested. Only used twice. See BPL's review at

In Gear Swap » WTB Solo Tarp
May 13, 5:06pm

Which Size? - Bearikade
Sean, I can fit 6-7 days worth of food & odorous items in my Bearikade Weekender, and I am not a minimalist when it comes to food. I do freezer bag cooking, and my home-made meals in zip-locs p...

In GEAR » Bearikades
May 13, 4:14pm

FS: Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
Any chance that this tent is still for sale? I know someone who is definitely interested, but not yet a BPL member.

In Gear Swap » FS: Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
May 07, 3:47pm

Down vs. Synthetic Bags
I agree with most of the comments here, especially those recommending a down bag instead of synthetic. Compare EN ratings of 0 degree down bags with 0 degree synthetic bags and it's a significa...

In GEAR » Best Very Warm (<0) Compressible Synthetic Sleeping Bag
December 27, 3:26pm

How do you pack a Caldera
I have tried numerous ways to pack the cone (flat against the inside of my pack, wrapped around my SP Trek 900 cookpot in a stuff sack) but have found my preferred method is to wrap the cone tightl...

In GEAR » How do you pack a Caldera
January 29, 11:08am

All Reader Reviews by Debbie Melita

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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
I was using a tarp for a while but the SL-1 has brought me back to a double wall tent. It's a great combination of light weight, spacious interior, amazing ventilation and excellent protection fro...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
February 19, 10:32am