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Frances Bothfeld (fdaywalkerb) - BPL Guest

My Locale Iowa
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You can also get shorty sleeping pad and save 6oz. Use your pack to insulate your feet. I agree with ditching the ibex hoody. While I love ibex (wearing some right now), you can bring a cap1 or e...

In Gear Lists » Help with 3 Season List!
February 05, 8:46am

Oregon soap company
Oregon soap company is hands down the best castille soap on the market. I take their lavender liquid soap when travelling and it actually works as shampoo. Well, bronners 'works' as shampoo...

In GEAR » musing on soap
February 04, 6:00pm

Agree with used gear
I too am a vegan for the same principles. However I am able to justify my use of leather goods and down sleeping bags/quilts by buying used goods. While it is true that animals did suffer for the p...

In GEAR » Vegan Sleeping Bag Woes
February 04, 10:13am

Auvi-Q: the new ultralight Epipen!?
I saw the Auvi-Q featured in the NYT. It seems to be smaller and lighter than the epipen. It is about the size of an playing carding and about a 1/2 an inch thick. They haven't posted the weigh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Auvi-Q: the new ultralight Epipen!?
February 04, 8:36am

Posting stuff home
I am leaving on Friday (feb 8th) on a one way ticket. By my accounts, I have enough money to stay 160-240 days depending on budgeting. We are planning on jumping over to Australia once our visa run...

In Gear Lists » Upper layers puzzle! 8 month NZ trip.
February 04, 8:29am

I think I have the shelter down. I am going to take the SMD wild oasis because of the price and the perimeter netting. I don't plan on using them THAT much because of the hut system, but I stil...

In Gear Lists » Upper layers puzzle! 8 month NZ trip.
January 29, 10:19pm

Upper layers puzzle! 8 month NZ trip.
I am headed to New Zealand for about 8 months starting next week. I will be tramping and wwoofing and just plain old travelling. I have the rest of my gear all set and laid out on the ping pong tab...

In Gear Lists » Upper layers puzzle! 8 month NZ trip.
January 29, 3:45pm

I don't know what your definition of cheap is, but a canvas tent isn't a bad idea. My aunt and uncle had a tippi in the backyard that they used as an emergency guest bedroom sometimes. It a...

In GEAR » Cheap shelter to live in?
May 06, 8:08pm

sleeping pad
I am worried about the risk of puncture with the neoair. However, when I attempted a 7 day trip with a zlite I woke up with such a bad bruise on my hip that I had to bail it hurt so bad to carry a ...

In Gear Lists » PCT gear list (quasi-neophyte)
March 06, 6:21pm

PCT gear list (quasi-neophyte)
Hey all- I would like some help on this. I have been slowly transitioning to UL backpacking this past year- getting used to slight modifications in a once luxurious gearlist. I backpack a lot,...

In Gear Lists » PCT gear list (quasi-neophyte)
March 06, 4:34pm

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