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Mary D (hikinggranny) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
About Me 60-odd years of hiking and backpacking experience, mostly in Rockies and in Pacific Northwest. Relatively recent convert (started 6 years ago) to lightweight backpacking. Continue to do a lot of gear research to lighten load further.
StateOregon
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Mary D

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Hooray!
Thanks, Sam! Now that it's no longer invisible, it's exactly what I was hoping for!

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » What's with "No Access" to "Back in Stock" Thread?
April 18, 11:52pm

What's with "No Access" to "Back in Stock" Thread?
I'm puzzled too. I thought at first it was a members-only thing because I wasn't signed in, but obviously it's "no access" for members, too. I can see limiting posting privi...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » What's with "No Access" to "Back in Stock" Thread?
April 18, 3:50pm

NeoAir review
I fully understand the need for peer review! It's one of the reasons that most individual reader reviews need to be taken with several grains of salt. However, during my professional career,...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or not? Supplement 4: Jetboil Helios
April 18, 3:19pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
Thanks, Greg, for the review! If I get the NeoAir, I also will be using it underinflated and in similar conditions. High in the Rockies, nights can be well below freezing even in mid-summer. ...

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
April 18, 2:47pm

Heads up for any Chocolate Fish Merino fans..
Oh, dear, I thought this would be a post about chocolate Easter candy!

In GEAR » Heads up for any Chocolate Fish Merino fans..
April 12, 9:26pm

Thru -hiking the AT with dogs?
There is an excellent article on WhiteBlaze written by a veterinarian that should be required reading for anyone taking their dog on a long hike. It's vitally important to hike your dog...

In GEAR » Thru -hiking the AT with dogs?
April 12, 9:25pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
Jared, I'm glad to see that someone else has caught on to the ways of weather forecasting in the Pacific Northwest! I'm looking forward to your report!

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
April 12, 9:16pm

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
I'm waiting for reviews, especially from side sleepers who like their air mattresses pumped up only half way, nice and cuddly and just barely keeping hip and shoulder joints off the ground, the...

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
April 11, 6:35pm

http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7974262
It's going to take some gear to clean up that very muddy Brittany spaniel! LOL!

In GEAR » Right VS Wrong or Left VS Right
April 11, 6:29pm

Right VS Wrong or Left VS Right
A properly trained dog will not pull on the leash. Ali, in addition to obedience training classes for your dog, I recommend the Premier Pet Products Gentle Leader head collar. A mere twitch will ...

In GEAR » Right VS Wrong or Left VS Right
April 11, 3:41pm

All Reader Reviews by Mary D

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Thermarest Neo-Air
I purchased a short NeoAir in late May of 2009 from REI (using the 20% off coupon, which made it a less exorbitant purchase). The prospect of an air mat that was considerably lighter than my POE Insu...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
June 10, 3:22pm

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
So far I have found several uses for the 1/8" GG Thinlight pad: (1) Dog sleeping pad (cut to 36" long). It's just right for my 80-lb. dog who sleeps curled up in a ball. He's ...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
April 18, 6:49pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
I used these back in the mid-1980's to disinfect drinking water (that's about all that was available then other than filters or boiling). After one month, using them only on weekends, I broke...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
April 07, 6:44pm

Big Agnes Pumphouse Multi-Use Dry Sack and Pad Pump
I purchased a Big Agnes Pumphouse soon after they came on the market in the summer of 2007. It is advertised on the BA web site as a "...pad pump, dry sack, stuff sack, pillow, water carrier, ba...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 18, 2:54pm

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sack
In the past, I've read in a number of places (including Jim Wood's excellent article on "Keeping Your Critical Gear Dry") that these sacks have failed the submersion test. This prob...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 18, 2:07pm

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
My POE Insulmat Max Thermo (now the Ether Thermo, but I got the old model on closeout) just finished its second backpacking season. I'm in my early 70's so these old bones and joints ain...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 17, 5:34pm

Big Agnes Clearview
I know that this pad is supposedly the same thickness as my POE InsulMat Max Thermo (now the Ether Thermo). However, it has more tubes, which seem to make it effectively thinner. The Clearview has t...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 17, 5:01pm

SteriPen Adventurer
My big complaint with the Steripen Adventurer is that I could not work the switch! It's fine for those with big strong hands (the kind who regularly open jars for their SO), but not for me (I can...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
October 17, 1:52pm

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
I bought a Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo (e) in June of 2007 and used it through two backpacking seasons. First of all, I need to point out that my Labrador retriever backpacks with me (he's part...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
October 17, 1:28pm

Backcountrygear.com
I am a relatively recent convert to lightweight backpacking (I didn't know all this wonderful stuff existed--you'd never know it from a trip through REI or by reading Backpacker) and this is m...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 17, 12:38pm