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Susan Papuga (veganaloha) - BPL Premium Member

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Alky Stoves?
Ally stove or not? I have to confess that when I want a stove, I am a "born again" Jet Boil user! I did the first few sections of the PCT this year stove-less and was very happy. I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alcohol Stoves Reconsidered
August 28, 6:06pm

My shiny new Arc Blast
I just received my new Arc Blast and so far I really like it. I haven't had a chance to fully load it and wear it for awhile yet to see how I want to adjust the frame tension. So I would be in...

In GEAR » Arc Blast vs. Blast
July 05, 7:05am

Re: Solo Tent Help
Alex, As others have pointed out, your range of 2.0-3.5 lbs isn't really ultralight, but if you're looking for a traditional tent, most decent solos will fall in that range. However, ...

In GEAR » Solo Tent Help
July 05, 6:47am

OT: Cute Puppy. Alert!
Dale, I just have to ask about the cute puppy in your avatar; is this your baby? If so, what breed, age, etc, if you don't mind me asking. Thanks! Susan

In GEAR » Which sub 0.5 oz knife: Spyderco ladybug or ?
July 05, 6:39am

PCT: Northern California, Oregon or Washington?
I'm going to do about 5 weeks on the PCT late July to end of August and I'm trying to decide on a 500 or so mile section. I need to begin/end at a place with relatively easy town/transport...

In Pre-Trip Planning » PCT: Northern California, Oregon or Washington?
July 05, 6:23am

Re: Nepal Treks for September
I went in 2006 when there was a lot of Maoist activity. I came overland from Tibet to Kathmandu and hired a local guide company that was recommended to me by some westerners working at a local orp...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Nepal Treks for September
July 04, 4:17am

Re: JMT 14–16 day plan
I did the MTR to Whitney portal section in 8 days last year. I had no problem using the BV450, but it will depend on the type of food you bring and how efficiently you pack. I also had odor-proof...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT 14–16 day plan
July 04, 4:08am

Re: Beating a dead wind pant horse
"The montane pants are not terribly water resistant.." I think you need some form of adequate rain protection for your lower body. You may try swapping the Montane WP for rain pants t...

In Gear Lists » Beating a dead wind pant horse
June 12, 4:02am

Re: Backpack for short girlfriend (5'2) 30-40L
I agree with the other ladies that have posted. Women have different fit issues, like needing the S-shaped shoulder straps, narrower shoulder straps, lower center of gravity, etc. So you may need...

In GEAR » Backpack for short girlfriend (5'2) 30-40L
June 12, 2:59am

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In Gear Swap » WTB Women's Small or Extra Small Hiking Backpack
June 08, 2:12am

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