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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
CitySan Ramon
StateCA
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Re: 5lb base is Hijack by TP
Thanks Jeffrey, I received excellent advice on how to lower my base wt. I had looked at my original 10 -11 lb list until I was cross-eyed but wasn't able to break the barrier until I posted...

In Gear Lists » I did it! 5 lb Base Wt
December 06, 2:17pm

Re: Toothpaste dots
Hi Shane, Mike Clelland recently posted his "Ditty" list. It tells how to make the dots.http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_threa...

In Make Your Own Gear » Toothpaste dots
December 06, 2:09pm

Re: Re: toilet paper?
Hi Benjamin, Any kind of barrier between the hands and bottom will work. And so true, there is no substitute for hand washing/sanitizing after. I can't remember where I read it but there ...

In Gear Lists » I did it! 5 lb Base Wt
December 04, 9:45pm

Re: My little baggie of important dinky stuff
Mike, Cool stuff! I forgot about removing the strap on the Petzl lite. I can lose another 0.8 oz off my wt. Thanks for the tip. I like the idea of pre-mixing the Aqua Mira. I will be repa...

In Gear Lists » My little baggie of important dinky stuff
December 04, 9:31pm

Re: toilet paper?
Yes, that's right. I did confuse the issue. I was mixing up the load with clean up. I don't mind using rocks et al but.....should I be concerned with unleashing my E-coli into the wilds....

In Gear Lists » I did it! 5 lb Base Wt
December 04, 8:28pm

Re: Road ID
Hi Roman, I checked out the RoadID site. It's a great idea. Good for general use as well as for hiking. It can speak for you when you can't. I like that you can post your trip plan a...

In Gear Lists » I did it! 5 lb Base Wt
December 04, 8:24pm

Re: I did it! 5 lb Base Wt
David, I like the idea of just a small piece of paper. I hope Santa brings you what you wish for this Christmas. LV

In Gear Lists » I did it! 5 lb Base Wt
December 04, 8:16pm

Re: YOU DID IT!
Thanks Mike, you were my inspiration. I'll try to address some of your questions. My sleep pad is a blue, closed cell pad from REI, torso size. I have only tried it at home. Will have to ...

In Gear Lists » I did it! 5 lb Base Wt
December 04, 8:11pm

Re: TP
I have to say, I'll continue to take the TP. My understanding is that "effluence" is supposed to be buried so the soil bacteria can take care of it :) LV

In Gear Lists » I did it! 5 lb Base Wt
December 04, 7:24pm

Re: Consumables
Hi Roman, Yeah, I'm not quite sure what is considered consumable. I use the definition "edible". I include most items in the wt list so I can track the true wt of what's on m...

In Gear Lists » I did it! 5 lb Base Wt
December 03, 7:07am

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