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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: Newtown...
The second amendment was written at a time when the U.S. did not have a standing military and had to depend on armed citizens in case the U.S. needed to be defended. We have a standing military ...

In Chaff » Newtown -- Who Here Changed His (or Her) Mind?
January 12, 8:43pm

Re: Tint and Lumens...
I have a Black Diamond Spot headlamp, which I like very much. It's pretty versatile: you can set it for flood, or spot, you can adjust the brightness, it also has a red setting, and strobe sett...

In GEAR » Tint and lumens? What am I looking for in a headlamp?
December 21, 2:16am

Re: Newtown
God, it was so awful. And right before Christmas made it even worse. Can you imagine the parents who now have to either return or pass on the gifts they bought for their children? I ache so for the...

In Chaff » Newtown
December 21, 2:07am

Re: tried one of these
ROFL!!!!!

In GEAR » SUPER DUPER ULTRA LIGHT TITANIUM SPORK !!!!!!!!!!
November 18, 4:38pm

Re: REI currently working on new return policies
Alex, I saw that kind of stuff, too. There's always someone who has to abuse the system, no matter what the system is, and ruin things for everyone else. I can't say I blame REI.

In GEAR » REI currently working on new return policies
November 18, 4:34pm

Re: Multifunction Watches
Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions. Very much appreciated. I'd heard a lot of good things about the Suunto watches. I'll check out the ones you've suggested. Thanks again!

In GEAR » Multifunction Watches
November 10, 7:46pm

Re: Re: Backpacking in Nevada
Nick - these are beautiful trip reports! Thanks for sharing the links. Your photos are great. The area reminded me a lot of Canyonlands. I really enjoyed your reports. I can't wait to check out...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking in Nevada
November 09, 9:14am

Re: Backpacking in Nevada
Thanks, Bruce. I'm really fascinated by petroglyphs. When I took my Outward Bound course in Canyonlands, we came across a lot petroglyphs. Amazing when you think how long they've lasted.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking in Nevada
November 09, 9:05am

Re: Backpacking in Nevada
Thanks so much, James. I was reading about the Elko area and it sounded great. I'll definitely get in touch if I have any questions.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking in Nevada
November 09, 9:02am

Backpacking in Nevada
Thanks so much, guys, for the great information. Nevada has so much beauty! And I originally thought of it as just empty desert where the military blew up bombs! Silly me, I know. I am definitel...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking in Nevada
November 09, 8:59am

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