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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: Re: Re: "5 Beginning Concepts for Winter Backpacking"
Hi Stephen - Same here! Last winter I was going to get some new skis from L.L. Bean and then held off from buying them. Glad I didn't spend the money. Hopefully, this year...fingers and toes cr...

In Editor's Roundtable » 5 Beginning Concepts for Winter Backpacking
October 28, 7:08pm

Re: "5 Beginning Concepts for Winter Backpacking"
Great article and the photos are fantastic. I live in Michigan where we get wet snow conditions, so I would have to revamp my equipment to take that into consideration (a synthetic sleeping bag, fo...

In Editor's Roundtable » 5 Beginning Concepts for Winter Backpacking
October 26, 11:32pm

Re: November Issue of Backpacker
However, I still hold with my original posting. Backpacking is done by humans on their feet, not on motorized vehicles. Let the dirt bike companies advertise in the various motorized sports magazin...

In Chaff » November Issue of Backpacker
October 20, 3:48am

Re: November Issue of Backpacker
I guess I've read too much Edward Abbey, then.

In Chaff » November Issue of Backpacker
October 20, 3:45am

November Issue of Backpacker
Hi All - I just received the November issue of Backpacker. As I flipped it over to remove it from the plastic wrap, what did I find myself looking at but an ad for Honda dirt bikes! It felt like...

In Chaff » November Issue of Backpacker
October 16, 10:30pm

Re: Re: Re: How the he$$%#% do you manage your lanyard kit
"Chief Plentyjunk" - I love it! LOL

In GEAR » How the he$$%#% do you manage your lanyard kit
October 03, 1:25am

Bookstores and Backpacking Books
In the now-defunct Borders and in Barnes and Noble bookstores, it seemed that the section with backpacking books contained mostly survival manuals, as if just venturing a toe's length outside t...

In Chaff » Bookstores and Backpacking Books
September 17, 3:13pm

Re:Asolo sole degrades
I bought my Asolo boots back in the 80s, have used them so much and they show almost no wear. They've held up fantastically. It's sad to see so many formerly good quality product manufa...

In GEAR » Caution!!! ASOLO sole degrades
September 17, 2:59pm

Re: Negwegon State Park
What a beautiful and wise trip report, Ike! How lucky your daughters are! This reminded me of trips I did with my own dad - the kinds of trips that remain with us our entire lives. Your writing ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Negwegon State Park: Pure Michigan
September 15, 7:00pm

Re: Backpacker just came in the mail
I just got mine; I picked up the mail right before coming into work tonight and hadn't had a chance to look at it. I just opened it up and saw Bear Grylls. Puleeze! What is happening to Backpac...

In Chaff » Backpacker just came in the mail
September 08, 9:07pm

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