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Erin McKittrick (mckittre) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Seldovia, Alaska
About Me Finished up a 4000 mile, year-long, human-powered Journey on the Wild Coast. From Seattle to the Aleutians by foot, packraft, and skis.
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or go without?
No real insights for you, since I've never used such a shelter. It doesn't seem like a bad idea if you find one that works for you. But I will say that I've done lots of dayhiking in...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » dayhiking with a baby -- advice on a lightweight shelter?
February 04, 1:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Two other possibilities.
We have considered a rickshaw, which is what we ended up doing on Malaspina in fall 2011 (made out of a tiny bicycle wheel, foraged wood, and a packraft). But it's really really awkward once th...

In GEAR » Teeny-tiny sleeping pad?
February 04, 12:53pm

Re: Two other possibilities.
Hmm... Never thought about the fact that "sitting pads" even existed. Or about framesheets. And now my 4 year old's thermarest xs (which is kind of heavy, anyway) seems to be blisteri...

In GEAR » Teeny-tiny sleeping pad?
January 20, 12:53am

Re: Teeny-tiny sleeping pad?
Thanks, sounds like the cut-down pad is the way to go, and I think Craig's will work nicely. We're going to be walking/packrafting the coast of Cook Inlet, Alaska - about 800 miles. We&#...

In GEAR » Teeny-tiny sleeping pad?
January 17, 10:52pm

Teeny-tiny sleeping pad?
I need to get a sleeping pad for my 2-year old daughter (and possibly update the rest of the family's pads as well) for an upcoming multi-month expedition. Small packed size is at an absolut...

In GEAR » Teeny-tiny sleeping pad?
January 16, 5:47pm

calorie increase with time
Ignoring the specific calories (because I haven't counted in years, and usually plan food for a family), I've found that the amount of food I need to function ratchets up over the course of...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Daily calorie requirements for long term thru hikes?
January 12, 5:35pm

replacing raingear?
I'm surprised you'd really use it to replace rain gear on a trip. I find almost all raingear gets trashed so quickly (granted, this is generally with lots of off-trail use in cold and wet p...

In Editor's Roundtable » Alpacka Stowaway Dry Suit Review
January 02, 12:09am

front carry is probably easiest
I agree that the front carry (in a wrap, Ergo, or other soft carrier) is probably the easiest way to get started. And it lets you carry a pack with the stuff. I did carry my second in a wrap on my ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Child Carrier Backpack. How small of a baby?
November 29, 11:39pm

minimalist backpacking shoes are great - except for durability and cold
I've done packing over sharp glacial moraine with heavy loads (think packing a couple weeks of food + a 10 month old child + a packraft, etc...) with the Inov-8 bare grips, for two solid months...

In Editor's Roundtable » Considering Minimalist Footwear for Backpacking
October 29, 1:43am

bluff the bear
I went for the "bluff the bear" approach myself. Although it didn't seem so funny at the time, I can't help but laugh at my words here.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Who needs Bear Spray?
April 21, 11:19pm

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MLD Supermid 2010
Simple. Roomy. Effective. Hig and I spent a year living in t...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
July 20, 12:19pm