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Mary D (hikinggranny) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
About Me 60-odd years of hiking and backpacking experience, mostly in Rockies and in Pacific Northwest. Relatively recent convert (started 6 years ago) to lightweight backpacking. Continue to do a lot of gear research to lighten load further.
StateOregon
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by Mary D

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Hemingway’s Big Two-Hearted
Anther fan of the Nick Adams stories here. However, he wasn't up there in November! Great trip report, Ike!

In Post-Trip Reports » Hemingway’s Big Two-Hearted
November 20, 11:30am

K-SUL: A Primer for Ultralight Hiking with Kids
How did I end up with a triple post? I was trying to edit the first one!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » K-SUL: A Primer for Ultralight Hiking with Kids
November 03, 11:54pm

K-SUL: A Primer for Ultralight Hiking with Kids
Sorry, duplicate post!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » K-SUL: A Primer for Ultralight Hiking with Kids
November 03, 11:49pm

K-SUL: A Primer for Ultralight Hiking with Kids
Ike, I love your trip reports from your hikes with the kids--they are truly special! I have one from a year ago bookmarked, and this one is now bookmarked, too! From the looks, next year they...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » K-SUL: A Primer for Ultralight Hiking with Kids
November 03, 11:47pm

Western Mountaineering on water resistant down and Pertex fabric
Yes, if down gets wet, it's not much good as insulation. What the purveyors of synthetic insulation don't say is that wet synthetic insulation is just as cold! Been there, done that! ...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering on water resistant down and Pertex fabric
October 29, 10:55pm

The Wonderland Trail
"Are there any public transportation options available between seatac and the park?" You fly into Seatac Airport and rent a car. As with most US national parks, there is no public tra...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Wonderland Trail
October 29, 6:40pm

Survey for advertising to be seen by MLifers
Jason, that post (and the forum it's in) is accessible to MLifers only. Does seem like a bizarre message, but that's why you can't see it! Of course something like "this forum i...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Survey for advertising to be seen by MLifers
October 29, 4:58pm

Western Mountaineering on water resistant down and Pertex fabric
Precisely the questions I've been asking! Thank you, Slavenya, (and Gary of WM) for the input! I hope that as part of their testing, they'll launder the down occasionally. Until I ...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering on water resistant down and Pertex fabric
October 29, 4:51pm

"BPL has Ads now ?
BPL started charging to use the forums because of truly horrendous spam attacks, which appear to have ceased since. That was cheaper than upgrading the ancient software. The $5/year is not signif...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL has Ads now ?
October 27, 3:23pm

Plz help with Central Oregon backpacking trip!
Evidently our unusual spell of nice weather (which didn't melt all the late September snow at high elevations) is gone--snow down to 4,000 feet today, and possible freezing weather at sea level...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Plz help with Central Oregon backpacking trip!
October 27, 2:52pm

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

Backcountrygear.com
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