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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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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

Re: Re: Re: Retirement
Hi Doug - thanks for the suggestion about Boise. Idaho is beautiful, too. Definitely on my list of pla es to check out!

In Chaff » Retirement
September 28, 2:50pm

re: retirement
Michael - I just got a booklet in the mail from the city of Durango and I am really impressed with the town. It has what looks like a great bookstore called Maria's and it gas an all-year rv pa...

In Chaff » Retirement
September 28, 2:47pm

re: retirement
I've been receiving lots of information from different cities and towns in Colorado. DURANGO, Crested Butte, Boulder, Fort Collins; I've also started getting information about Montana and t...

In Chaff » Retirement
September 25, 6:39pm

re:utility of down vest
There are separate down sleeves available from a company called Jacks R Better that look like a useful addition to a down vest. They weigh 5 ounces for the pair, but you can use them with your vest...

In GEAR » Utility of a down vest
September 22, 12:13am

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