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Mary D (hikinggranny) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Sorry, folks, I'm outta here. Too little useful content, especially the articles (I haven't flt the need to read one in over a year). And too much commercialism. The boasting about the number of hits on the home page to lure advertisers was the last straw. Sorry that I had to "hit" to change my profile.

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Should BPL ads be censored?
I clicked on that green thing and discovered it's a toy for kids, allowing them to see through "chameleon eyes"! National Geographic at work. Weird! It does look more like somethin...

In Chaff » Should BPL ads be censored?
November 28, 8:15pm

Current Colour of Pertex Quantum at Thru-Hiker
Have you asked Thru-Hiker for a sample? I'll bet they will send one!

In Make Your Own Gear » Current Colour of Pertex Quantum at Thru-Hiker
November 28, 3:07pm

Happy Thanksgiving you Chaffers
A happy Turkey Day to all of you, too!

In Chaff » Happy Thanksgiving you Chaffers
November 28, 3:04pm

unboxing" gear reviews are dumb
It's not nearly as good as Franco's review, but this was an actual review I found in BPL's Reader Reviews section 5-6 years ago when I was considering a certain shelter. I have conside...

In Chaff » "unboxing" gear reviews are dumb
November 28, 3:03pm

Snags with Tags
Have found that even with several tags per garment, the total removed doesn't register to 1 gram (0.1 oz.) on my postal scale. Plus I've lost all useful info such as brand name, size, fab...

In Editor's Roundtable » Snags with Tags
November 26, 10:08pm

Two years, and I still have stupid questions
While Snow Peak claims their warranty isn't effective except with Snow Peak canisters (unless they've recently given up that futile attempt to sell their fuel), the Lindahl valves are inter...

In GEAR » Two years, and I still have stupid questions.
November 26, 8:35pm

Two years, and I still have stupid questions
There's no such thing as a stupid question! The only stupidity is not asking the question! I've been backpacking for 72 years and still don't know everything! Back in the 1980&...

In GEAR » Two years, and I still have stupid questions.
November 26, 8:23pm

Silnylon as VBL
That's what I use, although mine was one of the last made by BrawnyGear--it's been around for a while! . The great thing about a suit vs. a VBL bag is that I can wear my insulating clot...

In Winter Hiking » Silnylon as VBL?
November 26, 8:18pm

Storing dehydrated food in the freezer
I try to take mine out enough in advance so that it warms up a bit, hopefully to above the dew point. That's if I freeze it in big bags and want to make up serving size bags for a trip. Howev...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Storing dehydrated food in the freezer
November 25, 4:09pm

Simplifying Expedition Food With Single Serving Sized Package
I buy most items in bulk and repackage them in snack or sandwich size bags. Lots cheaper and no problems with leftover snacks since they can be resealed in the snack bags for later use.

In Editor's Roundtable » Simplifying Expedition Food With Single Serving Sized Packages
November 20, 11:43am

All Reader Reviews by Mary D

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Thermarest Neo-Air
I purchased a short NeoAir in late May of 2009 from REI (using the 20% off coupon, which made it a less exorbitant purchase). The prospect of an air mat that was considerably lighter than my POE Insu...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
June 10, 3:22pm

Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
So far I have found several uses for the 1/8" GG Thinlight pad: (1) Dog sleeping pad (cut to 36" long). It's just right for my 80-lb. dog who sleeps curled up in a ball. He's ...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
April 18, 6:49pm

Potable Aqua Iodine Drinking Water Germicidal Tablets
I used these back in the mid-1980's to disinfect drinking water (that's about all that was available then other than filters or boiling). After one month, using them only on weekends, I broke...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
April 07, 6:44pm

Big Agnes Pumphouse Multi-Use Dry Sack and Pad Pump
I purchased a Big Agnes Pumphouse soon after they came on the market in the summer of 2007. It is advertised on the BA web site as a "...pad pump, dry sack, stuff sack, pillow, water carrier, ba...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 18, 2:54pm

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sack
In the past, I've read in a number of places (including Jim Wood's excellent article on "Keeping Your Critical Gear Dry") that these sacks have failed the submersion test. This prob...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 18, 2:07pm

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
My POE Insulmat Max Thermo (now the Ether Thermo, but I got the old model on closeout) just finished its second backpacking season. I'm in my early 70's so these old bones and joints ain...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 17, 5:34pm

Big Agnes Clearview
I know that this pad is supposedly the same thickness as my POE InsulMat Max Thermo (now the Ether Thermo). However, it has more tubes, which seem to make it effectively thinner. The Clearview has t...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
October 17, 5:01pm

SteriPen Adventurer
My big complaint with the Steripen Adventurer is that I could not work the switch! It's fine for those with big strong hands (the kind who regularly open jars for their SO), but not for me (I can...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
October 17, 1:52pm

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
I bought a Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo (e) in June of 2007 and used it through two backpacking seasons. First of all, I need to point out that my Labrador retriever backpacks with me (he's part...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
October 17, 1:28pm
I am a relatively recent convert to lightweight backpacking (I didn't know all this wonderful stuff existed--you'd never know it from a trip through REI or by reading Backpacker) and this is m...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 17, 12:38pm