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Kathy A Handyside (earlymusicus) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Southeastern Michigan
About Me I'm getting back into backpacking after several years' hiatus. All my gear was circa 1979, so I've been gradually replacing it with lightweight new equipment. I will be retiring in 4 more years and then plan to do all the trails I've dreamed of doing. I also love xc-skiing and mt. biking. I plan to move to Oregon for retirement. Besides the outdoors, I love early and classical music;I play Baroque recorder and harpsichord. I'm a bookworm, I enjoy writing and quiet get-togethers with close friends.
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Re: Where?
No, no argument. I was just wondering what happened to Ryan Jordan. I always enjoyed his articles. He did some good trip reports and videos.

In Chaff » Where?
August 20, 9:12pm

Where?
I'm kind of behind things, I guess, but I have to ask: where is Ryan Jordan? Where is Alan Dixon? Why was the online store shut down? Is it my imagination or are there fewer articles now than b...

In Chaff » Where?
August 20, 5:55pm

Re: Romney/Ryan 2012
I don't understand all the screaming on the part of the GOP about spending money. During the Bush administration, the Republicans spent money like mad - two unpaid-for wars comes immediately to...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
August 20, 5:53pm

Re: Dream Trips
I'm with you, Ben! I'd rather hike. I get enough of cars and driving, living as I do near "Motown."

In Chaff » Dream Trips
August 20, 5:24pm

Re: Shameful and Irresponsible Dog Owner?
Where are the people-eating bears when you really need one? Too bad this sorry excuse for a human didn't run into one!

In Chaff » Shameful and Irresponsible Dog Owner?
August 20, 5:21pm

Re: How do you survive the bugs?"
A couple of years ago, Backpacker magazine did an excellent article in which they did a Consumer Reports-style testing of insect repellents. One of the repellents they found to be very effective (I...

In GEAR » How do you survive the bugs?
August 20, 5:15pm

Re: Snow Peak Hotlips with Evernew Pots
I have an Evernew 900 ml Pot/Mug (model ECA267) and I also have the Hotlips. I tried the hotlips on the Evernew pot/mug and they fit just fine.

In GEAR » Snow Peak Hotlips with Evernew Pots
August 18, 9:17pm

Re: Muir Project Video
Oh, WOW!! That is just beautiful! Man, I'm wasting my life here in Michigan! I really need to consider moving to California! I want to do the JMT. I know people say it's a crowded trail ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Muir Project Video
August 17, 12:44am

Re: The I used to be a member....
I really don't see what the purpose was of RS's original post. If you didn't renew, so what? Why tell us? It's about as pointless as someone posting, "I didn't have spaghet...

In Chaff » The I used to be a member but now I'm not celebration thread.
August 15, 1:31am

Re: Romney/Ryan 2012
I refuse to vote for someone who supports drilling every wilderness area for oil, to "end our dependence on foreign oil so we can have American oil" as Romeny said. I know exactly what th...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
August 15, 12:51am

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