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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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Re: Re: Re Bring the Kids Do longer trips
So you just pull the kid along when he gets distracted, using the tether? Does that work better than just telling him it's time to keep going? I do try telling him he has to come (which works...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you do it?
December 07, 4:51pm

Bring the kids, do longer trips
My kids are much younger (not quite 3, and not quite 1), but we get out there as much as we can with them along. Most recently, we spent two entire months on a wilderness expedition on Malaspina G...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you do it?
December 06, 3:17pm

Yes (where I live)
In wet coastal Alaska, yes. Our last expedition was September-November on the Gulf of Alaska coast, which is about the hardest place to find dry wood you can find. So we had sheath knives (fairly...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wood stove you carry a "real" knife?
December 03, 11:34am

Live cheaply
Or live cheaply enough, and you can make pretty much anything work (very part time indoor work that lets you be outside as much as you want, low-paying outdoor jobs, self employment, whatever). ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Careers working in the great outdoors
December 01, 10:56am

my mom did
For myself, I don't think dad would agree to being left behind (and my kids are young enough it'd be near impossible to carry both of them and gear for 3 to boot). However, my mom did th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Any other moms out there that take their kids backpacking?
September 07, 6:08pm

The Classic is quite the race. The one time I did it, I thought the best part was hanging out with all the other racers. That said, I don't think I have enough of a racer's heart to take ...

In Editor's Roundtable » With a Capital C: My 2011 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic
September 07, 5:45pm

thanks for the update
Interesting that no one here likes the Ergo. All of my friends love them - but then, heat isn't really an issue in Alaska. Wraps do have a learning curve, but I'm still happy with mine. ...

In GEAR » Baby on the way: ultralight infant gear?
May 29, 11:25pm

we carry ingredients - works fine
Got into the habit of doing it that way buying ingredients in towns along the way on a long trip (didn't have a kitchen or time to pre-prepare meals). And we've stuck to that. I find that...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Carrying ingredients vs. pre-packed meals
April 28, 12:05am

Alaska does scenic well. Trails, not so much
I agree with Miles. I don't know of a 70+ mile trail in the state? Maybe there's one somewhere. But if you're really looking for a trail, Alaska's not the place. Vast wilderness...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Suggest a trail in Alaska
April 27, 11:55pm

healthy, high-calorie, cheap snacks that are easy to make in bulk?
And I get sick of trail mix very quickly (I know that's the easiest answer). I frequently need to get together a whole bunch of food at a time for a long trip (a month or two for multiple pe...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » healthy, high-calorie, cheap snacks that are easy to make in bulk?
March 30, 4:18pm

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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