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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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Retirement
Hi everyone - I will be retiring in a couple of years and am thinking or relocating to Colorado. Do any of you have a favorite part of the state? I'd like to be within reasonable (say a half-ho...

In Chaff » Retirement
August 01, 1:06pm

oops
I meant to write "with a Heini pot" on the stove. LOL

In GEAR » Alcohol Stoves for Narrow Pots
March 23, 7:15pm

re: alcohol stoves for narrow pots
Hi Tim - Check out Zelph Stoves' CobaltBlue Soloist stove. It was designed specifically for narrow pots. There's a video on the website demonstrating the stove burning with a Heini pot stov...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stoves for Narrow Pots
March 23, 7:13pm

Re: Re: Another delay in the works
Marc - You are absolutely correct. ObamaCare is nothing but a big giveaway to the health insurance industry.

In Chaff » Obamacare...the real world
March 20, 7:28pm

Re: Sleeping Bag for Dog?
Hi Karl - Maybe you could get a children's sleeping bag for your dog?

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag for Dog?
December 23, 8:45pm

Re: Being Woodsy
L.L. Bean meets Walmart!

In Chaff » Being woodsy - in style now?
November 30, 5:49pm

Correction
Oops! Meant to write "our overpaid and overperked....", rather than "are".

In Chaff » Who is signing up for ObamaCare (aka ACA) on Tuesday?
November 03, 3:49pm

Re:ObamaCare
It would have been simpler just to extend Medicare to all, or at least give us the kinds of choices are overpaid and overperked so-called public servant politicians in Congress have. They yap on ab...

In Chaff » Who is signing up for ObamaCare (aka ACA) on Tuesday?
November 03, 3:48pm

Outdoor Adventure Expo
Have any of you ever attended the Outdoor Adventure Expo in Minnapolis, MN? I've never attended it and wondered what it was like. Looking at the website, it sounds like it would be pretty inter...

In Chaff » Outdoor Adventure Expo
September 21, 5:47pm

Re: Wildfires
Hi Travis - Yes, you're right. It's one thing to have a fire caused by lightning, but another thing to have it deliberately set or set because of human carelessness.

In Chaff » Wildfires
September 08, 7:25pm

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