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Kathy A Handyside (earlymusicus) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Southeastern Michigan
About Me I'm getting back into backpacking after several years' hiatus. All my gear was circa 1979, so I've been gradually replacing it with lightweight new equipment. I will be retiring in 4 more years and then plan to do all the trails I've dreamed of doing. I also love xc-skiing and mt. biking. I plan to move to Oregon for retirement. Besides the outdoors, I love early and classical music;I play Baroque recorder and harpsichord. I'm a bookworm, I enjoy writing and quiet get-togethers with close friends.

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Re: Re: Re: Tarptent Notch
Thanks Rob and everyone for the good wishes for my new tent! I'll let you all know how it does after I take it on its first trip. Can't wait!! Kathy

In GEAR » Tarptent Notch
August 11, 12:31am

Re: Tarptent Notch
Thanks so much, everyone, for all your responses. I'm glad to hear about the good quality of Tarptents, and how well the Notch does in the field. I really appreciate all the information. Re:...

In GEAR » Tarptent Notch
August 09, 10:33pm

Tarptent Notch
I've pretty much decided on the Tarptent Notch for my new tent. I really like the two doors - a rarity on a solo tent - and the weight. Granted, it's not freestanding, but I've always s...

In GEAR » Tarptent Notch
August 06, 5:11pm

Re:Outdoors Essays by Women
I can recommend yet another book: "Savage Summit: The Life and Death of the First Women of K2" by Jennifer Jordan. It gives biographies of the women who have summitted K2. Very good read.

In Chaff » Outdoors Essays by Women
July 07, 1:32am

Re: Outdoors Essays by Women
Re: Blum's "Annapurna." I have the hardcover edition which has color photographs. It's interesting to look at some of the gear and clothing they used back then. Several of the wom...

In Chaff » Outdoors Essays by Women
July 07, 12:25am

Re: Outdoors Essays by Women
Hi Jeffrey - Oh, yeah Arlene Blum's "Annapurna" is fantastic! I've also gotten hooked on Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon series, featuring a law-enforcement ranger named Anna Pigeon...

In Chaff » Outdoors Essays by Women
July 07, 12:19am

Re:Outdoors Essays by Women
Hi Jeffrey - I'm sorry - I didn't mean to exclude the men. My apologies. I've read "The Solace of Open Spaces" and "Terra Incognita". Thank you for the other suggest...

In Chaff » Outdoors Essays by Women
July 04, 4:04pm

Classical Music Lovin' Ultralighters
Well, let's see: we have the punk rock lovin' ultralighters and the heavy metal lovin' ultralighters, so I thought I'd throw my two cents in and admit that I'm a classical music...

In Chaff » Classical Music Lovin' Ultralighters
July 03, 10:59pm

Outdoors Essays by Women
To my fellow lady backpackers: I'm always looking for good books about wilderness trips done by and written by women - especially solo trips (since I always go solo; I don't have any friend...

In Chaff » Outdoors Essays by Women
July 03, 10:35pm

Re: Offroading and Backpacking
I concede the necessity of a 4-wheel-drive vehicle to get to trailheads, especially in places like Utah and Nevada. However, what I don't like about offroading are the yahoos who just want to u...

In Chaff » Offroading and Backpacking
July 03, 10:29pm

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