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Mary D (hikinggranny) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Sorry, folks, I'm outta here. Too little useful content, especially the articles (I haven't flt the need to read one in over a year). And too much commercialism. The boasting about the number of hits on the home page to lure advertisers was the last straw. Sorry that I had to "hit" to change my profile.

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Which hip?
My bottom hip is the one that starts hurting. When I turn over, it continues to hurt, and then hip #2 (now on the bottom) kicks in. After that, both hips hurt! The same is true of my shoulders...

In GEAR » Most comfortable CCF pad for side sleeper
December 23, 11:08am

Side comments re livestock on trails thread
Denis H--National Forests are under the US Dept. of Agriculture, not the Dept. of Interior. That's why the selection of the Secretary of Agriculture (and undersecretaries) is just as important...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dogs and Leave no trace?
December 22, 3:03pm

Dogs and Leave no trace?
You love your dog too much to leash her? A number of dogs have been killed in the Columbia River Gorge when they got too close to the crumbly edge of a cliff. The life you save by using a leash ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dogs and Leave no trace?
December 22, 2:29pm

6 year old child backpack
Please tell Oliver a big "Thank you" for posing for those pictures! It looks as though he finds the Deuter Fox comfortable. If you can persuade him, you might want to take him for an ...

In GEAR » Newbie help for 6 year old child backpack
December 22, 2:07pm

Most comfortable CCF pad for side sleeper
The short pad isn't a problem for me because I'm 5'3". When I'm in my normal sleeping position (fetal), my feet are on the pad. In fact, 60" pads are longer than I need....

In GEAR » Most comfortable CCF pad for side sleeper
December 22, 1:50pm

Sublite features - request for feedback
How wonderful to see you here asking for feedback from your customers, Henry! I wish every manufacturer would do this! Unfortunately, I haven't tried the Sublite so have no comments to offe...

In GEAR » Sublite features - request for feedback
December 22, 1:33pm

Prayer request
Prayers from Oregon, too!

In Chaff » Prayer request
December 22, 1:11pm

Side sleepers and mummy bags
I learned sometime in childhood to take my sleeping bag with me when I turn over in my sleep. This practice causes a bit of a problem at home, though. This morning the quilt on top of my bed was...

In GEAR » Most comfortable CCF pad for side sleeper
December 22, 1:07pm

Most comfortable CCF pad for side sleeper
I'm also a side sleeper, with occasional arthritic bouts in both hip and shoulder as I've gotten older. I've never been able to use a closed cell pad (either Z-light or Ridgerest). I...

In GEAR » Most comfortable CCF pad for side sleeper
December 22, 12:50pm

Hiking with Franco
Petras, if your Starlite is, as I suspect, a Six Moon Designs Starlite, then adding back the "optional" stays should take care of the problem. I have a Six Moon Designs Comet (slightly s...

In Post-Trip Reports » Hiking with Franco
December 21, 1:05pm

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
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