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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: Backpacker Magazine's "Trailside" Programs
Hi Paul - Yep, that was really well-done. I enjoyed getting all the different participants' experiences and points of view. Wish they or someone else would do some more programs like that.

In Chaff » Backpacker Magazine's "Trailside" Programs
September 08, 9:01pm

Backpacker Magazine's "Trailside" Programs
Anybody remember the "Trailside: Make Your Own Adventure" programs by Backpacker Magazine? I used to watch them on my local PBS station. Wish they'd put them on DVDs; I've only be...

In Chaff » Backpacker Magazine's "Trailside" Programs
September 06, 2:13am

Re: Re: Throwing away food
Ben - I was just going to say that. Why can't it be given to homeless shelters/soup kitchens?

In Chaff » We Americans Waste / Throw Away Half Our Food -- Say it ain't so!
August 30, 4:36pm

Re: Waste
Being unemployed for 3 1/2 years taught me how to manage food and instilled in me a sense of guilt about wasting food. I learned how to fix food (casseroles, lots of beans/rice, soups)that allowed ...

In Chaff » We Americans Waste / Throw Away Half Our Food -- Say it ain't so!
August 30, 4:34pm

Re: Looking for Dehydrated-Meal-in-Freezer-Bag Cooking Advice
Hi Seth - Check out They have cozies and all kinds of stuff, including the book "Freezer Bag Cooking: Trail Food Made Simple" by Sarah Svien Kirkconnell. Highly recom...

In GEAR » Looking for Dehydrated-Meal-in-Freezer-Bag Cooking Advice
August 30, 3:44pm

Re: Selling/Donating Older Gear?
How about giving some of it to homeless people? They can always use sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and if there's a place to pitch it, a tent for shelter. The scouts get plenty of help. There ar...

In GEAR » Selling / donating older gear?
August 30, 3:28pm

Re: Ultralight Table - Oops!
Well, Backpacker magazine said it weighs 8 ounces, but on the Snow Peak website, they say 12 ounces. It looks like a really cool little table, though.

In GEAR » Ultralight Table
August 23, 2:25am

Re: Ultralight Table
Snow Peak now has a table called the Ozen Solo Table that weighs 8 ounces. It folds up, too.

In GEAR » Ultralight Table
August 23, 2:23am

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

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

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