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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: Re: R values everywhere!
Is there a way to get that data from the study for all the types of insulation? I'm getting ready to make a sleeping bag for a nine-month expedition, and would really like to know how much clo...

In GEAR » R values everywhere!
February 26, 1:24pm

Re: Quilt/Bag for 2?
Not really what you're looking for, I'm sure, but you can make a quilt really easily at home, with stuff from thruhiker, or seattle fabrics. I like having a sheet of nylon on the bottom as...

In GEAR » Quilt/Bag for 2?
February 26, 1:19pm

Re: Miserable Environment: The Worst Conditions?
I was out on the Olympic Coast this past weekend actually. Unfortunately for your potential gear testing experiment, there were some beautiful patches of sun. However there were also periods of b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Miserable Environment: The Worst Conditions?
February 22, 2:19pm

Re: GoLite Jam2 Backpack REVIEW
I wonder why the bottom of the pack still has the same fabric as the sides and top? I've done a lot of bushwhacking with an older GoLite pack (the Gust), and have had to replace the bottom thr...

In Editor's Roundtable » GoLite Jam2 Backpack REVIEW
February 07, 5:07pm

Re: Miserable Environment: The Worst Conditions?
I'd love to give you some Alaska suggestions... But here in the lower 48, how about the Olympics, or the North Cascades? The Olympics are the wettest place in the lower 48. Go off-trail in...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Miserable Environment: The Worst Conditions?
February 04, 1:28pm

Re: Tarp/Bivy
Now I'm wondering why people who go for the tarp/bivy system don't just bring the bivy and leave the tarp at home? Seems like that'd be the most flexible/convenient. I guess I don&#...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tarp/Bivy advice needed.
January 21, 1:05am

Re: Houseplants
Don't seem to. I've been setting up this same tarp this way since 2004 - on spruce, alder, and willow mostly - and haven't had any abrasion/leakage. And I've used it for months at...

In Philosophy & Technique » Houseplants (small trees as structure inside a tarp)
January 20, 5:36pm

Re: Tarp/Bivy advice needed.
No advice, but a question for all tarp/bivy users. What is the reason behind bringing a small tarp and a bivy, instead of just a larger tarp? Or just a bivy? A tarp by itself is way less weigh...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tarp/Bivy advice needed.
January 19, 8:56pm

Houseplants (small trees as structure inside a tarp)
Tarps can be set up with trekking poles, paddles, etc... But my favorite way to to set up a tarp is with a small flexible tree or bush (alders are great). Stake down the tarp on one side of the ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Houseplants (small trees as structure inside a tarp)
January 18, 12:44am

Re: VBL liners
Perhaps it would work to make a cheap set of VBL clothes by taking some old polypro long underwear, and sewing a layer of silnylon to the outside? I'm currently trying to come up with a way ...

In Winter Hiking » Vapor Barrier wetness
January 15, 11:08am

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