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Sunny Waller (dancer) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Southeast USA
About Me Grew up playing in the lakes and the mountains of North Georgia. Started backpacking in a coed Explorer Scout Troup in the 1970's (yes I am a girl) I outfitted & led groups on backpacking trips for 20 years until I was totalled by a drunk driver. I got back on the trail when I read Ray Jardine's book Beyond Backpacking. I teach lightweight backpacking programs for different groups and currently have a great gig at the LenFoote Hike Inn. I am a member of the Trail Dames hiking club.
CityAtlanta
StateGa
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Sunny Waller

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Re: Thanks Dondo.
Ditto for the Insul Mat Max-thermo..cannot leave home without it.

In GEAR » What's Everyone using for a Sleeping Bag PAD. Z-lite etc.
September 22, 8:06am

Re: Risk versus benefit
Yes girdia does show up later but thats not the only way you can get sick from bad water. Some stuff hits fast and hard (or should I say loose :) How many times have you quickly gotten sick from s...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sipping the Waters: Techniques for Selecting Untreated Backcountry Water for Drinking
September 21, 8:30am

Re: Vapor Trail
Hey before you consider which new pack you buy make sure you consider 2 issues. How do you carry your water?? Do you use water bottles outside your pack or do you use a bladder that's going inside ...

In GEAR » UL packs ideas?
September 21, 6:51am

Re: Sub 2-lb October Hike
Excellent...thanks for the picture..keep us posted on your departure date...the approach trail to springer is one of my favorite hikes..unless its early in the morning and I want some great coffee....

In Gear Lists » Sub 2-lb October Hike
September 14, 1:42pm

Re: Re: Sub 2-lb October Hike
Bill...How do you handle your Gatewood Cape in windy conditions when wearing it as raingear??

In Gear Lists » Sub 2-lb October Hike
September 14, 7:45am

Gatewood cape updates??
Any of you gatewood cape users have any more tips of advice for me after using it this spring and summer?? Its too hot to go out backpacking in my neck of the woods so I have been unable to take m...

In GEAR » Gatewood cape updates??
August 04, 9:23am

Re: Re: Ultralight vs old school
I remember my first love...a Dana Design Terraplane..I tried it on in the outfitters store and was hooked!!! It was awesome. It did make a 50 pound load feel like 20. It was so easy to pack. I was ...

In GEAR » Mystery Ranch Backpacks equals Dana Design quality?
July 24, 11:01am

Re: Re: Help with my torso clothing
I use a similar setup for upper and lower layers: Patagonia midweight Capilene Patagonia Micro Puff Vest Marmot Precip for rain/wind protection Mountain Hardware windshirt combined with gloves...

In GEAR » Help with my torso clothing
July 24, 10:06am

Re: Boundaries
Good Point Al...my situation was not life or death. I had spent enough time with this couple for them to understand that I was an experienced backpacker. I had even mentioned that I was test drivin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Solo or No Go
June 26, 12:34pm

Re: Re: Re: TT Rainbow
Actually I must confess I do not own a DAM....mine have synthetic fill in them-not down. I own a Pacific Outdoors Insul Mat (24 oz) and I just got a Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Mummy Pad-Petite si...

In GEAR » Love at first sight
June 23, 7:40am

All Reader Reviews by Sunny Waller

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Zpacks customer service
I have ordered many products from Zpacks. The website is very specific about the wait time for gear that has to be made and Joe has never failed to deliver within that time frame. I had no problems re...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 13, 8:28pm

zpacks Company
I ordered some small stuff from ZPacks. The post office lost it and kept referring me to different people who just kept saying "yes..it's lost". I called Joe to make him aware and he imm...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 15, 10:30am