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Raquel Rascal (flutingaround) - BPL Guest

My Locale Rocky Mtn. West
About Me An outdoors girl in Denver, CO. I have a love for skiing, snowshoeing and backpacking and want to venture into other mountain sports--backcountry skiing? I just took a winter camping course with the CMC last year. I have started to get back pain with a heavier load, so I want to lighten up and meet others in my area with the same mentality.
CityDenver
StateColorado
CountryUSA

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3 liters
Hey Gary, to answer your questions, I think I would carry at most 3 liters at any time. I need to be able to put boiling water into the containers too. I've been reading about the MSR Droml...

In Winter Hiking » Transporting water in cold weather- tips needed.
December 26, 9:42am

Transporting water in cold weather- tips needed.
Hi everyone, I'm tweeking how to transport water in cold temps (down to -20), and I was hoping some of you could share some successful systems you have used? Andrew Skurka just did a wint...

In Winter Hiking » Transporting water in cold weather- tips needed.
December 26, 9:11am

mitts
Hey Max, Those Burton mitts look like they might do the trick. I did find the link of the mitts Andrew used in Alaska as a comparison. He like RBH designs for VBL stuff. The mitts: http://...

In GEAR » Gear List for 3-day trip up Camel's Hump, VT (4,000 FT, -20ºF Windchill)
December 26, 7:27am

I'm trying
I'm trying to become a winter backpacker...but not an insane one. I want to get out there, but I don't want to kill myself with aerobic exercise. I'm studying paleo/primal techniques no...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Any insane winter backpackers?
December 26, 6:57am

additionally
I wonder if you should think about adding VBL layers? Might be best to experiment with those on a day trip first though. Andrew has a good article on VBL's. Some additional tips: http://and...

In GEAR » Gear List for 3-day trip up Camel's Hump, VT (4,000 FT, -20ºF Windchill)
December 25, 5:33am

my thoughts
Hey Max, sounds like you have a great trip planned. If I was expecting those temps, I would bring a down hat or hood of some sort. I think an extra pair of fleece or down pants might come in ha...

In GEAR » Gear List for 3-day trip up Camel's Hump, VT (4,000 FT, -20ºF Windchill)
December 24, 10:47pm

ID
Thanks for sharing the ID tent. I was unaware of that one. I guess I'll have to add it to my wish list now. :) Happy Holidays everyone!

In GEAR » Cheap Winter tent
December 23, 7:10am

news
It was on the news last night too. They showed the poor lady. She was really shook up.

In Chaff » Avoid Bathrooms in Colorado!
December 23, 7:06am

REI
+1 on REI tents. The REI Cirque and Arete are worth checking out.

In GEAR » Cheap Winter tent
December 19, 8:27am

BD?
Is there a reason you are not looking at the BD Firstlight? I'm trying to decide between a Hilleberg Soulo and BD Firstlight myself.

In Winter Hiking » First Solo Winter Multi-Day
December 10, 9:48am

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