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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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All Forum Posts by Erin McKittrick

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the pole can be angled
The pole can be angled to some extent. Or two long sticks can be used instead. But really, I like it fine with the pole in the middle most of the time. It's simple, works in a variety of con...

In Editor's Roundtable » MLD SuperMid SpotLite Review
March 18, 10:15pm

It does breathe
I have no idea which version of Dermizax I've used (and still use). But I know it does breathe. I'm quite sure I'd never have been comfortable wearing the stuff for well over a year, ...

In GEAR » (longtime) experience with dermizax
March 05, 5:44pm

WPB fabrics, minimalist shoes
Andrew, have you ever tried the Dermizax fabric? Only place I've ever seen it is from Alpacka raft, where Sheri was playing around with experimental hiking drysuits. I agree with you about ra...

In Editor's Roundtable » Andrew Skurka's The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide: Book Review
March 04, 3:48pm

Re: Parents: Are you doing all you can to raise a hiking buddy?
I'm trying! http://www.groundtruthtrekking.org/blog/?p=2226 My kids are only 3 and 1 though, so I have a long project ahead of me. They don't get the choice NOT to come on expeditio...

In Philosophy & Technique » Parents: Are you doing all you can to raise a hiking buddy?
February 22, 11:06am

Adventures with family
The only thing that bothers me about the "adult responsibilities" bit is the idea that families are incompatible with adventure. If you don't want to have a spouse or kids because yo...

In Philosophy & Technique » How I Make a Living as an Adventurer
January 29, 12:50pm

Re: Re: Re: A Gear Guide for Regular Hikers
Looks nice! (and like an expensive one to print - lucky to snag Nat Geo as a publisher). I am quite definitely neither an "ultimate hiker" nor a "regular" one, instead muddl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide -- Now available!
January 16, 11:15pm

I do both
On nearly every expedition, I manage to simultaneously be making spreadsheets with weights, and making a whole bunch of last minute choices (gear constructed 2 days before we leave and never tested...

In Philosophy & Technique » The Lean Approach to Wilderness Travel
December 21, 12:10pm

For beginners?
A lot of discussion with a lot of terminology I don't even know. One thing I'm curious about is how friendly these various setups are to cautious beginners (someone who knows how to cross ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altai Skis: The Hok Ski and X-Trace Universal Binding Review
December 16, 12:05pm

re: tent bound with kids
It's somewhat easier with my younger ones (that still love to play with sticks). But then harder because they climb all over me and destroy everything. What would you do if you were tent bo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » tent bound with kids
December 13, 2:41pm

A bit more food.
I've also found that food needs ramp up fairly slowly. At two weeks, you'll probably only need a little more than you usually would eat on a hike. After a month, it's decidedly more. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Transitioning from 3-4 Day Trips to Two Weeks (and Beyond)
December 09, 11:17pm

All Reader Reviews by Erin McKittrick

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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