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Amy Reid (marmot8) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale central Sierra
About Me While growing up my family spent summer vacations and weekends exploring the eastern Sierra and San Bernardino mountains.

I've settled along the western slope of the central Sierra; working for a land management agency and exploring whenever I can by whatever means is appropriate: by foot, by water, by cycle, by motor vehicle.

I made initial changes in my gear during the early 2000s after reading "Beyond Backpacking" but was by no means militant.

Today I'm focused on refining my system for a month-long jaunt along the JMT.

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All Forum Posts by Amy Reid

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Fire Mug
Hi Brent -- I'd like to see the images, but for some reason the links are broken.

In Make Your Own Gear » the Fire Mug
December 17, 8:34am

Worth Review: Sarah's UL Baker in the Field (Thanks Sarah!)
Seriously, THANK YOU Sarah! I found the two posts related to Sarah's UL Baker last spring and ended up making one out of titanium foil from Titanium Goat before my JMT trip, the two pieces...

In Make Your Own Gear » UL Baking Kit
December 16, 6:31pm

Tyvek Online
I've ordered it online somewhere before but don't remember where. . . I just found it on Quest Outfitters though: You could check...

In Make Your Own Gear » tyvek ground sheet
November 17, 4:25pm

Re: SpinnTex Tarp based on the 5 Yards Design
I was pretty nervous about the cat. curve, but in the end it really was no trouble at all. The .xls gives the measurements to draw it out. I was worried that I'd choose the wrong settings; or...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: 5 Yards to SUL, Part 3 - Tarp
July 03, 12:11am

SpinnTex Tarp based on the 5 Yards Design
I'm extremely happy with my tarp . . . There are a few things that I learned, or experienced which may help someone else. I don't have a tally for the time spent on it, since it was ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: 5 Yards to SUL, Part 3 - Tarp
July 02, 8:44am

Re: The Packa
I was looking at the Packa earlier. Its the closest thing that I've found, but much heavier! I also noticed that Six Moon Designs has a Cape. I'll still get the project done, it just p...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Silnylon Mountain Poncho
July 01, 9:51pm

Sadly unable to complete
I have been working on many projects this winter for an upcoming trip, one of the ones I was particularly excited to see the results of is this mountain poncho. I'm not much of a seamstress &a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Silnylon Mountain Poncho
July 01, 9:08am

Liability for uncontrolled fire
Keep in mind that you can be held civilly, ciminally and financially responsible for any wildland fire that you start in the US (don't know about other countries). You may be forced to pay res...

In Philosophy & Technique » Learning from Ken's Ordeal
May 18, 2:31pm

Re: Youngest Yo-yo hikers
Excellent! Good luck with your trip! I'll look for you in TM. I'll be there July 31, hiking toward YV on August 1. How many will be in your party?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Who's hiking the JMT this year?
May 06, 1:23pm

Camp Irene to Lake Alpine
I wouldn't disagree with your other source about this segment of trail at all. I haven't hiked it but remember hearing that its nasty. All I know for sure is that its a system trail. I c...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Tahoe Yosemite Trail hiking partners
May 06, 7:51am

All Reader Reviews by Amy Reid

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Western Mountaineering Megalite
I want to say that I purchased this bag in 2003. Although I'm only 5'4" and of moderate stockiness, I chose this model because I'm a tad claustrophobic and wanted the extra wiggle ro...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
April 27, 4:07pm

Brunton Crux
I've been carrying the Optimus Crux since 2001 as a lightweight alternative to my Dragonfly. Due to its ease of use and weight savings, the Crux has been my stove of choice. It is lightweight,...

In Stoves - Canister
March 17, 12:18pm