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Colleen Clemens (tarbubble) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale dirtville, CA
About Me I do not backpack as much as I'd like right now. Two little boys and very little conveniently located wilderness make for a trail-sick mama. Right now I am averaging about three trips a year, but am resolved to up that number for 2010.

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too late?
Whoa, I go AWOL for a year or so and look what I miss. Is there any excess or is the whole order wrapped up and sold off?

In Make Your Own Gear » Combined order for green cuben - Anybody want some?
January 14, 4:55pm

A Constant Struggle
I try to fight hard against the consumer mentality, but it's not easy. I tend to get a thrill when I find something awesome at a thrift store or a yard sale, so I tell myself that really what ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A lightweight life.
January 08, 8:34am

baby shtuff
Babies need food, warmth, love, and diapers. Anything else is mostly fluff. For infants I always used a baby sling, maya-wrap style. There are probably a dozen other models available now. Baby ...

In GEAR » Baby on the way: ultralight infant gear?
January 08, 12:48am

hidden errors
there isn't a single garment or piece of gear i've sewn whose imperfections and "oopses" i don't recall. if you're like me, you'll never be 100% happy with anything y...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silk, Baffled, Hooded Down Vest
August 20, 3:13pm

another sandal-loving loon
it's very difficult for me to find any trail runners that won't blister me (i have bone spurs on the back of my heels). I have yet to find a sandal that i am head over heels in love with, ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sandals for Summer Backpacking
August 20, 3:10pm

oooh baby
you have my empathy and my respect - i have dabbled in hooded prototypes and when you say PITA, i know what you mean. but it is really, really beautiful. congratulations on an extremely impressiv...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silk, Baffled, Hooded Down Vest
August 19, 4:39pm

Re: Central Cali PCT
oh, to be a Sierra virgin again. you can't go wrong with most of the PCT through the Sierra. I'd suggest you start by examining the JMT section and then following anything else that get...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Central Cali PCT
August 15, 3:41pm

great deal
i try to minimize my WM spending, but these little dry bags are an undeniable bargain. we use the big one for stuffing my 6-year-old's quilt - he tends to fall in creeks a bit more often than ...

In GEAR » Dry Bags - Great Discovery!
August 06, 10:36am

Re: Los Angeles area meetup
OK, would lunch or early dinner/drinks/whatever be better? i lean toward an after work hours event. This Friday? Next Friday? A different weeknight?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Los Angeles area meetup?
August 06, 10:23am

Re: Calling All Picaridin Users
i believe the CDC recommends a 15% or higher concentration for Picaridin. My own highly anecdotal experience supports the CDC's position.

In GEAR » Calling All Picaridin Users
August 04, 10:54pm

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