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K Magz (lapedestrienne) - BPL Forum Member

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nice dye job
That navy blue looks great. My husband used the 65 for a while and that yellow-orange definitely does attract bees, wasps and the like! The only other problem he had with the pack was the shall...

In GEAR » Experience with SMD Fusion 65?
August 28, 11:11am

camino
I've been doing a fair amount of airline travel the past couple years and I'm sort of wishing I had the ULA Camino 2 for combined front/backcountry trips. The specs look promising. Would lo...

In GEAR » Backpack for Air Travel?
August 27, 11:47am

frogg toggs?
Pick up a set of frogg toggs if you're concerned about breathability. Not the most durable, but should at least see you through the trip. Worth the very minimal price/weight penalty.

In GEAR » Rain Pants - are they worth it?
August 26, 2:38pm

5
Mostly I hike in Pata Baggies or my Melanzana skirt - so I guess that's my top 2. I love my Houdini pants. So that's 3. 4 and 5 would have to be Arcteryx Parapet (the dead bird really...

In GEAR » What'are your top 5 hiking pants?
August 21, 2:21pm

ex officio
For longer shorts, I like the Ex Officio Nomad Shorts. They come with an 8" inseam, which is pretty long for women's shorts. They also have the "Dig'r" version, which is basi...

In GEAR » Women's hiking shorts
August 20, 4:36pm

Re: A lil scratchy
"The buff is a perfect weight but it's the only merino item I own that feels scratchy to me." I like a buff too -- I have a hard time finding a beanie that fits well because my hea...

In GEAR » Lightweight merino / fleece beanie hat?
August 16, 8:09pm

baking soda?
Maybe try Vitamin Water instead? I'm not a Gatorade fan so when I replace my bottles I buy the "xxx" vitamin water (it's got the best name, anyway). It's a little less "t...

In GEAR » Gatorade Bottles sans lingering flavor that persists for ever and ever
August 16, 7:43pm

hmm
On the east coast my favorites were MSR Needle stakes (no longer available, sadly). On the west coast, 8" Eastons. Mostly I use ti shepherds hooks, but always carry a couple of the former to u...

In GEAR » What's ur favorite tent stakes?
August 11, 9:30pm

Ibex W2 - anyone tried it?
According to Ibex: "A nylon core is wrapped with wool to create a hardy fiber without bulk or weight. [...] 145g/m2. 87% Merino, 13% Nylon" A women's long sleeve half-zip is ~6 oz...

In GEAR » Ibex W2 - anyone tried it?
August 10, 4:04pm

congrats!
Was just thinking about your trip, glad you posted. I *totally* agree with you on the umbrella. Mine was a lifesaver in the insane hail storms we experienced on the TRT this summer. Hail under an u...

In GEAR » CT gear reflections
August 09, 10:54pm

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