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Erin McKittrick (mckittre) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Seldovia, Alaska
About Me Finished up a 4000 mile, year-long, human-powered Journey on the Wild Coast. From Seattle to the Aleutians by foot, packraft, and skis.
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All Forum Posts by Erin McKittrick

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Re: Your Avatar
July 2006. In a thicket of alder along the Kvichak River, Bristol Bay region, Southwest Alaska. Part of a month-long expedtion to explore the watersheds downstream of the proposed site of the Peb...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Avatar
April 10, 1:32pm

Re: Cuben Fiber and Tape Failure
ummm... sorry? I wasn't intending to attack or blame or bad mouth anything. No hidden agenda, I promise. Just noting that some tape (including the one that Quest Outfitters sells with i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber - Q&A
March 25, 4:00pm

Don't tape Cuben Fiber in the cold
I'm a newbie to cuben fiber, but thought I'd share something I just learned to save others from potential misfortune. Working on a cuben fiber shelter, stuck things together with tape (the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber - Q&A
March 25, 1:37pm

expedition packrafting pack
Ok, so it's not quite "make your own". This new pack (not quite finished) was designed and cut by my friend, and sewn up by my husband. This pack is replacing my old GoLite Gust. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » expedition packrafting pack
March 15, 2:12am

Re: bush buddy and dry wood
It is my understanding that waterproof breathable is relying on human body heat to keep turning liquid water into vapor. The tinder wouldn't get any more wet from wet gear in your pack, but I...

In Make Your Own Gear » bush buddy and dry wood
March 15, 1:53am

Re: Re: Re: Going light with a camera, why?
Thanks John! Prepping now for a major expedition starting off in June: Seattle to the Aleutian Islands (4000 miles, 9 months). Journey on the Wild Coast:

In Photography » Going light with a camera, why?
March 09, 9:37pm

Re: Re: Too beautiful for words
"Environmentalism is dogmatic, partially faith-based, rigid, and emotional. Any social movement with those characteristics is dangerous!" An interesting way to look at it... Social ...

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
March 03, 11:21pm

Re: Re: R values everywhere!
Thanks Richard. Just what I wanted to know

In GEAR » R values everywhere!
February 28, 12:29pm

Re: Erin, is that a Sevylor?
Nope, an Alpacka Raft (much more expensive - actually a real boat). I would not venture into the fjords of B.C. and SE Alaska with a Sevylor. That said, I've used a Sevylor too, for an 800...

In GEAR » What are your "Big 4" items?
February 28, 12:24pm

Re: What are your "Big 4" items?
Interesting. The typical big four things are easy to reduce the weight of, relative to some others. So I have plenty of heavy things still, but none are the typical ones: Big 4: packraft 80 o...

In GEAR » What are your "Big 4" items?
February 26, 2:32pm

All Reader Reviews by Erin McKittrick

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MLD Supermid 2010
Simple. Roomy. Effective. Hig and I spent a year living in t...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
July 20, 12:19pm