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Linda Vassallo (eastbayhiker) - BPL Guest

My Locale Eastbay
About Me Returned eight years ago to backpacking after a 35 year hiatus. That first loaded pack weighed 30 lbs (total) and that was my day pack!. After several years of tweeking my pack load I have been able to reduce the weight that I carry. My base weight is now 8-10 lbs depending on the type of trip
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Re: Avatar Contest!
Evan, Please bring back you Kitten. LV

In Chaff » Avatar Contsest!
January 20, 11:45am

Tony in his new BPL Hoodie
Hiking with Tony at Las Trampas. LV

In Editor's Roundtable » A Passion Found, Lost, and Rediscovered
January 19, 1:43pm

ZPack Blast 3200, Pack and Pockets
Hi Jed, I recently went thru the same decision making process as you. Could not decide between the Exodus or the Blast. I made my decision after assessing the total volume needed in a pack, a...

In GEAR » Help! Pack decision!
January 19, 12:59pm

Re: A Passion Found, Lost, and Rediscovered
Tony, Thank you for writing your wonderful, insightful article. You have put into words what I'm sure so many of us have experienced in our own struggles on the way to UL backpacking. You...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Passion Found, Lost, and Rediscovered
January 07, 9:03pm

Re: Backpack and sleeping bags
Noah: Since some of the other hikers have commented on the ZPacks I thought I would also add my 2 cents worth (though it may not be worth that yet). I just received my new pack, a ZPack Blast...

In GEAR » Backpack and sleeping bags
January 01, 9:34pm

Re: Compact Cameras and Filters
I too have been frustrated with the lack of ability to use filters with my compact cameras. However, I found a work-around. I still have a polarizer filter from my old 35mm camera. To use th...

In Photography » 5 great compacts.No excuses
December 18, 5:44pm

Gatewood Cape, Will It Work For 5'6"
Evan, I'm very interested in the Gatewood cape but have read the comments that it is best for taller people. I'm 5'6". In your opinion, would the cape work for me or be too long...

In Gear Lists » My First Gear List
December 10, 5:48pm

Re: Lightest knife +
I found the Spydeco site useful. They list many knives. The lightest I found were the Finch, Dragonfly, and Ladybug. All weight 0.6 oz with blades just under 2 inches. I'm considering one...

In GEAR » Lightest knife +
December 07, 2:03pm

Re: Christmas Granola
Thanks for the recipe. Sounds good (and for any time of year) LV

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Christmas Granola
December 07, 1:55pm

Re: Backpakcing Bucket List
Hi Tony, great idea. Here's my list. CDT JMT PCT High Sierra Loop (but not stay in the "tent cabins") There are so many places I'd like to hike with my husband but these...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpakcing Bucket List
December 06, 2:29pm

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