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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: 1.25 lbs of food per day?
Makes sense... With distance, terrain (elevation, brush, etc..), and pace being variable between people and between trips, I think that time really is the most sensible variable to look at. I...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1.25 lbs of food per day?
January 14, 5:38pm

Re: Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
Looking at the numbers here, I see a good argument for dragging one's husband (or wife) along... I just measured the loft of our summer synthetic quilt at about 1 inch. Which, if I look at ...

In GEAR » Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
January 12, 11:02am

Ski gear for dummies
I know several questions about lightweight skis have been asked here recently. But I'm going to ask another one, partly because I'm too much of a dunce to understand the answers (mostly br...

In Winter Hiking » Another ski gear question
January 10, 11:37pm

Re: mosquitos in AK
Yes - they're huge. This makes them somewhat easier to slap before they bite you, but also makes them more capable of keeping up with you on a windy mountaintop. -Erin

In Philosophy & Technique » Tarps and Bugs
January 10, 12:08pm

Re: mosquitos in tarp
Photo taken late June 2006, tundra flats near the Kvichak River, Bristol Bay region, Southwest Alaska. Beautiful area. Many mosquitoes in June. I would say that more sane backpackers carry ten...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tarps and Bugs
January 08, 12:30pm

mosquitos in tarp
They crawl in through the tundra... Just had to share this picture: We were protected from them in the sleeping bags, but the tarp was something else in the morning. I think the total weigh...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tarps and Bugs
January 07, 9:27pm

Re: Titanium Pot Durability
I have a titanium pot that I've been cooking on fires with for years now. I've buried it in coals, I've occasionally even boiled it dry... It's all black on the outside, but there...

In GEAR » Antigravity Gear Pot Feedback
January 07, 1:53pm

Re: 1.25 lbs of food per day?
Yes, butter is great in winter (unfortunately too messy in summer). Even better with brown sugar (like the first step of making chocolate chip cookies). And I am very happy that snickers bars (an...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1.25 lbs of food per day?
January 05, 5:40pm

Re: Film or Digital
I take a digital SLR on long trips, no problem. Batteries: Does yours only use AAs? The proprietary batteries last a lot longer (1 week for one of mine), and are much lighter. Just get a cou...

In Photography » Film or Digital
January 04, 4:17pm

Re: 1.25 lbs of food per day?
Seems like there are two separate considerations. 1. Maintaining energy while hiking. Many people seem to agree that frequent snacking is good for this, and that you need carbohydrates in the ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1.25 lbs of food per day?
January 04, 11:43am

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