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Kathy A Handyside (earlymusicus) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Southeastern Michigan
About Me I'm getting back into backpacking after several years' hiatus. All my gear was circa 1979, so I've been gradually replacing it with lightweight new equipment. I will be retiring in 4 more years and then plan to do all the trails I've dreamed of doing. I also love xc-skiing and mt. biking. I plan to move to Oregon for retirement. Besides the outdoors, I love early and classical music;I play Baroque recorder and harpsichord. I'm a bookworm, I enjoy writing and quiet get-togethers with close friends.

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re: can the GOP sink any lower
I'm fed up with both parties, but Bernie Sanders will get my vote. If Elizabeth Warren is chosen as his running-mate, that would be a great combo.

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
August 17, 9:53pm

re: ultralight furniture/appliances
Oops! Just rechecked the URL. The website is (I mistakenly added an s to appliance.

In GEAR » Ultralight Furniture/Appliances?
August 17, 9:26pm

Re: ultralight furniture/appliances
Hi Max - As someone who will be building her own tiny house on wheels, I've done a lot of online searches for just what you're looking for. IKEA is a good place to start. You can also check...

In GEAR » Ultralight Furniture/Appliances?
August 17, 9:21pm

Re: Re: Recommend me a good pot.
I think Tinny, of Minibulldesigns makes lids for both sizes of Imusa pots.

In GEAR » Recommend me a good pot.
July 22, 9:45pm

Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow
I recently bought the S to S Aeros pillow and while I haven't used it in the field yet, I have used it at home. I like it a lot! I'm a side sleeper, and it's perfect for me. The cover i...

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Aeros UL pillow
May 10, 9:21am

Loud Music Outdoors
All I can say is your rights end at my ears. If I wanted to listen to someone else's loud music, I'd stay home. When I go into nature, I go to get away from city noise. Ed Abbey said soneth...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 15
May 09, 9:46pm

Movie of Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods
Just read that Bill Bryson's book, A Walk in the Woods, about his attempt on the AT, is being made into a movie, with a release date of August 2015. Robert Redford plays Bryson, and Nick Nolte ...

In Chaff » Movie of Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods
December 04, 9:00am

Re: Re: Retirement
Thanks, Ken. The tiny house movement is growing by leaps and bounds and there are so many amazing designs, both in houses and tiny house furnishings. I've benn getting some good ideas from a ca...

In Chaff » Retirement
September 28, 2:57pm

Re: Re: Retirement
That's true, Ben. Interesting ones, too. Although I'd like to closer to nature. And I need a place to put my tiny house. But everything is a possibility. :)

In Chaff » Retirement
September 28, 2:55pm

Re: Re: Retirement
Thanks, Randy! This is actually fun research! LOL Sure beats the research I had to do for papers I had to write in college!

In Chaff » Retirement
September 28, 2:52pm

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