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Elizabeth Kunkee (ElizabethK) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Southern California
About Me Girl Scout and Boy Scout adult leader of backpacking trips; mom who enjoys lightweight family travel with husband and son (age 15) and daughter (age 12).
StateCalifornia
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Girl Scout Backpacking - Our Troop’s First Trip
After taking several day hikes and having a training workshop at a troop meeting, 7 out of our Cadette-Senior-Ambassador Girl Scout troop’s 100 girls have successfully pulled off their first back...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Girl Scout Backpacking - Our Troop’s First Trip
November 16, 8:45am

detailed questions regarding Scouts gear
Hi All, Somehow my enthusiasm for backpacking and camping has been picked up on by at least four of the moms in my son’s scout troop (he’s a new 11 year old scout). So now as the “expert...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » detailed questions regarding Scouts gear
June 10, 5:42am

Ultralight Three-Season Down Mummy-Style Sleeping Bags: State of the Market Report 2010
The Montbell SuperStretch #3 has worked wonderfully for my daughter for camping and backpacking in California conditions (with nights down to 25 degrees). She was given the bag by her loving dad wh...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Three-Season Down Mummy-Style Sleeping Bags: State of the Market Report 2010
March 10, 3:44am

Great Article
The heavyweight packrafting article was enjoyable reading. In my days since "seeing the light"; reading the forums, articles and the book, one message that has been very clear is the need...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Ultralighter Paddles on the Dark Side: Packrafting a Remote Canyon "Heavy" Style
July 08, 7:43pm

trekking pole umbrella
John, can you post photos of your creation?

In GEAR » GoLite Chrome Dome? or other umbrellas
May 29, 4:21am

trip debrief
Our Sespe Creek trip was wonderful and many thanks to all who contributed ideas towards the gear list. We used just about all the gear we took (except emergency gear, of course); however there was ...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for family backpack: Mom, Boy (9), and Girl (5)
May 29, 3:35am

Fire starter for kid
Thanks for all the great suggestions and comments. I have another question. This one might seem trivial but it is regarding fire starting. I've been working with John (9) to teach him how to bu...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for family backpack: Mom, Boy (9), and Girl (5)
April 30, 4:48am

RE: "Gear List for family backpack: Mom, Boy (9), and Girl (5)"
Brian, Doug, Gail and Christopher, Thanks so much for the suggestions. I’m determined to lighten up and I want to do so while minimizing growing pains to my family. Your suggestions, I believe, w...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for family backpack: Mom, Boy (9), and Girl (5)
April 26, 7:46am

Re: Gear List for family backpack
Brian, thank you for the review of the gear list and comments. It will take me a while to digest all your suggestions. Maybe I can start by asking for a little further info. First, let me say th...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for family backpack: Mom, Boy (9), and Girl (5)
April 23, 4:25am

RE: Gear List for family backpack
Sorry about the gear list format above -- my attempt to save the Excel list using the tab delimited format didn't format correctly. Please see the PDF format gear list which I've posted und...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for family backpack: Mom, Boy (9), and Girl (5)
April 22, 8:22am

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