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Linda Vassallo (eastbayhiker) - BPL Guest

My Locale Eastbay
About Me Returned eight years ago to backpacking after a 35 year hiatus. That first loaded pack weighed 30 lbs (total) and that was my day pack!. After several years of tweeking my pack load I have been able to reduce the weight that I carry. My base weight is now 8-10 lbs depending on the type of trip
CitySan Ramon
StateCA
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re: 3-Season Gear List - A Work in Progress
Thank you Tony, Mike, and Thom for your interest and feedback. Brutal is good. I can see many ways to lighten the load. Even as I typed the list I knew some items were redundant but it's har...

In Gear Lists » New 3-Season Gear List, A Work in Progress
November 28, 2:16pm

New 3-Season Gear List, A Work in Progress
I am working on getting my pack weight down. I started at 30 lbs 4 years ago and have been chipping away at the weight ever since. This fall I finally broke the 11 lb barrier and am currently at ...

In Gear Lists » New 3-Season Gear List, A Work in Progress
November 27, 10:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Lightweight "lid" for cooking pot
Thank you all for the feedback. I can look for different/better ways to save wt. Better to be safe than sorry and I defer to the wisdom of those with the experience. I will soon be making cha...

In GEAR » Lightweight "lid" for cooking pots
November 23, 10:01pm

Re: Re: Lightweight "lid" for cooking pot
Thanks Tony. Thought I'd bite the bullet and try posting something. Still counting ozs. My base wt is down to 11.37 ozs and can shave another lb when/if I drop my rain gear and exchange the...

In GEAR » Lightweight "lid" for cooking pots
November 23, 7:07pm

Re: Lightweight "lid" for cooking pot
Right. The foil replaces the titanium lid, keeps the heat in and allows for a faster boiling time than without a lid

In GEAR » Lightweight "lid" for cooking pots
November 23, 5:08pm

Re: montbell jacket sizing for women
Hi Angela: I just returned a Montbell Women's Thermawrap because it was indeed smaller than expected. They seem to run very tight compared to usual sizing. So the size small may fit if that&...

In GEAR » montbell jacket sizing for women
November 23, 4:02pm

Lightweight "lid" for cooking pots
Not sure if this is where to post this: To save weight my husband has replaced the titanium lid on our Titan Kettle with a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil. This reduces wt from 1.3 oz for the l...

In GEAR » Lightweight "lid" for cooking pots
November 23, 3:56pm

Re: Emigrant Wilderness
Tony: Your photos are awesome. They truly show the beauty of the area. I never tire of looking at your photos and reading your commentary. Linda V

In Photo Gallery » Emigrant Wilderness
November 12, 4:52pm

Re: How heavy is the shirt on my back?
Hi Bill: I would be interested in reading of your experiences with the new Thorofare shirt and pants. I am also considering purchasing them as I tend to hike warm. I'm always looking for ...

In GEAR » How heavy is the shirt on my back?
August 25, 2:32pm

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