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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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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

Movie of "Wild"
Saw a trailer from the soon-to-be-released movie "Wild", based on Cheryl Strayed's book of the same name. It looks like it will be pretty good.

In Chaff » Movie of "Wild"
September 21, 11:47pm

Re: Re: retirement
Randy - I've taken your advice and according to my list, Boulder sounds great! Thanks!

In Chaff » Retirement
August 04, 9:48pm

Re: Retirement
Thanks so much, everyone! Durango and Boulder sound great. I'm going to their city websites and request some information.

In Chaff » Retirement
August 04, 9:46pm

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

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

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