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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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All Forum Posts by Erin McKittrick

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thorns?
I'm very intrigued by the minimalist concept, but very skeptical how the shoes would hold up to my real world conditions. Can't quite bring myself to spend the money without knowing more. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Summer Backpacking
March 30, 2:21pm

babies have always been carried on a parent
There's nothing wrong with strollers where they make sense (not where I live). But babies throughout history have spent a lot of time being carried upright, strapped to a parent (usually mom) ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking with baby?
March 30, 11:18am

butter
I've found butter is easier to add and tolerate at higher quantities. Only works well if it's not super hot, though.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » need in increase calorie intake
March 21, 10:54pm

baby scale
A simple digital baby scale will do half ounce precision to 40lbs or so, and has a fairly large tray (designed to accommodate a wiggling baby). I don't think they're too expensive? We'...

In Philosophy & Technique » scale
March 21, 6:45pm

Re: Re: wilderness baby tips
Most of my friends around here hike with Ergo carriers. Try it on the back now and see how you like it? (assuming the baby has good enough head control). I know I'd find a 19lb kid uncomforta...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking with baby?
March 21, 6:16pm

wilderness baby tips
We've done a lot of backpacking with our now 2 year old (up to a week at a time in the Alaskan wilderness, since infancy), and I have a whole post on our strategies here (with some gear weights...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking with baby?
March 18, 7:58pm

sounds about right
Fits pretty well with what Hig and I do, though we start upping the levels to 2 pounds per person day before 20 days out. Of course, we're usually in cold wet places, and carrying packrafts, e...

In Editor's Roundtable » Food Planning Using Pounds Per Person Per Day
March 02, 1:49pm

Re: 3 Days in the Berkshires @ 6 months prego
We don't have a whole lot of how-to stuff up on our blog/site at this point (more essays and trip reports), but my family does similar things. Just got back from a month-long arctic trek with ...

In Post-Trip Reports » 3 Days in the Berkshires @ 6 months prego
September 21, 5:14pm

Re: What about Last Frontier?
Wild Yukon is better than last frontier. More descriptive (lots of places could be last frontiers) and less over the top.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What's in a name? Alaska 2010 finalists
February 07, 5:35pm

try a wrap?
As far as carrying the baby, I highly recommend a wrap (basically a long piece of cloth). There are stretchy ones (Moby wrap) that are good for small babies (wear on front in or out facing). The ...

In GEAR » Baby on the way: ultralight infant gear?
January 11, 5:58pm

All Reader Reviews by Erin McKittrick

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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