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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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Saddened by the Wildfires
Hi All - I'm saddened by all the wildfires out west. It seems the entire west is on fire! Saddened at the devastation, concerned about the firefighters fighting these blazes, heartbroken to ...

In Chaff » Saddened by the Wildfires
June 27, 11:23pm

Re: RE: To Dream the Impossible Dream?
Hi Heath - I'd forgotten about the Scarp 1 with the crossing poles. Thanks! Kathy

In GEAR » To Dream the Impossible Dream?
May 26, 10:58pm

Re: Re: To Dream the Impossible Dream?
Thanks, Miguel - I'll check them out. Kathy

In GEAR » To Dream the Impossible Dream?
May 26, 10:57pm

To Dream the Impossible Dream?
Hi Everyone - I'm probably dreaming an impossible dream but here goes: Is there such a thing as a one-person, free-standing tent with two doors? Just something I'm pondering. Kathy Ha...

In GEAR » To Dream the Impossible Dream?
May 26, 8:41pm

Backpacker Magazine
Is it my imagination, or is Backpacker becoming rather light on content and heavy on ads? There aren't very many hiking articles - it seems more and more to be lists of trails, a little gear, s...

In Chaff » Backpacker Magazine
May 17, 4:47am

Wonderful Story!
Wonderful story, Luke! I don't think the trip was a failure at all. I think you did great! I was especially interested in reading it, because thru-hiking the Colorado Trail is on my list of hik...

In Editor's Roundtable » Success and Failure on the Colorado Trail
May 09, 11:02pm

Lid for Double-Walled SP600
Not sure if will fit, but have you tried the lid from the JetBoil cup? Also, ask Tinny at Minibull Design. He makes lids for all kinds of pots - he might be able to help you.

In GEAR » Lid for Double-Walled SP600
March 20, 11:45pm

New Model of REI Quarter Dome T1
Hi All - Has anyone used the new model of the REI Quarter Dome T1 tent? Or seen it set up in the store? I have the previous model which, as many people have said, feels like a coffin, because...

In GEAR » New Model of REI Quarter Dome T1
March 15, 3:22am

Re: New Pot
Dennis - According to End2End Trail Supply, the 10 cm IMUSA mug weighs 2.4 ounces and holds 24 ounces of fluid; the 12 cm IMUSA mug weighs 3.4 ounces and holds 44 ounces of fluid. They don't co...

In GEAR » new pot
January 08, 10:24pm

Rab MeCo Baselayers Review
Although I read all these reviews of clothing, they really don't apply much to me right now because it seems all the outdoor clothing manufacturers make women's clothes to fit very petite w...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rab MeCo Baselayers Review
January 04, 1:52pm

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