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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.

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All Forum Posts by Sunny Waller

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Re: Re: Hiking alone--a female perspective
Hey Dale..I really appreciate your attitude there. Something else you may consider is a positive comment. I suspect most of the women hiking solo are very experienced. I do not look like a rookie, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Solo or No Go
June 06, 6:22am

Re: Re: Stove and pots and stuff
Yes I too MUST have my coffee. (instant human-just add coffee :) I keep it very simple now. I like Esbitt because it is so liteweight and simple. What I really would love to is to go out on a long...

In GEAR » Beercan stove performance?
June 02, 1:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Beercan stove performance?
I used that canteen cup setup in the Civil Air Patrol. Its designed to do double duty when cooking MRE's..you stick your unopened main meal pouch in there and heat it up while you boil your water....

In GEAR » Beercan stove performance?
June 02, 1:06pm

Re: Hiking alone--a female perspective
Hey Sandra I am female. I am 48 years old and have hiked solo for several years. I was out of action for awhile due to a car wreck but because of ultralite gear I am back on the trail. I have been ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Solo or No Go
June 02, 12:42pm

Re: Re: Beercan stove performance?
Dale: Are you talking about the Ultra-lite Outfitters Kit?? I had great results with mine. I did not pop the top on mine. I cut the lid off the fosters can with the beer still inside. After approp...

In GEAR » Beercan stove performance?
June 02, 11:27am

Re: Re: Solo or No Go
When I go SOLO I leave a "flight plan" On it I put where I am parking..where I am hiking..my car type and Tag number. I leave my flight plan with a hiking buddy with a predetermined SOS call time i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Solo or No Go
May 25, 2:06pm

Re: RE: Half ounce lighter
Dale..I am at work trying to earn a living..that first post was very funny...that 2nd one did me in..now I am worthless :) !!!!!

In GEAR » Gatewood cape/mosquitos
May 25, 1:08pm

Re: Re: Wide Brim or Ball Cap? (fixed)
Tilley TH4 for me too. I wear it on my boat and in my jeep when the top is down. It provides excellent rain and sun protection. Tilley hats are kinda like CROCS..you are not impressed until you wea...

In GEAR » Wide Brim or Ball Cap? (fixed)
May 24, 12:52pm

Gatewood Cape ??'s
Has anybody used their gatewood cape out on the trail for shelter. How does it hold up in the wind and the rain..are there condensation problems?? I see a few reviews where people have bought them ...

In GEAR » Gatewood Cape ??'s
May 12, 7:18am

GoLite Hex
gear is no longer for sale

In Gear Swap » GoLite Hex
April 17, 10:56am

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