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Linda Vassallo (eastbayhiker) - BPL Premium Member

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: Re: Re: Re: Re: Trekking pole tripod solution - Trailpix - Kickstarter
Andy, thank your for the clarifications in your two posts-very helpful. And thank you for your product. -Linda

In Photography » Trekking pole tripod solution - Trailpix - Kickstarter
September 24, 3:39pm

Re: TrailPix Tripod
I watched the video demonstrating this tripod today and must admit I'm impressed with the concept. It's innovative and certainly fits into the dual usage of equipment. It is geared for hi...

In Photography » Trekking pole tripod solution - Trailpix - Kickstarter
September 20, 12:07am

Tights For Backpacking
Good Topic for Thought, thank you for doing the trials and sharing your insights. I have been considering switching to tights ever since my JMT hike last year. I met several hikers along the wa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking Tights - Part 1
August 15, 4:44pm

Re: True Lemon and True Lime Spotlite Review
I have also used the Lemon and Lime powders in my trail recipes and at home and they work well for me. Did not know the powders came in other flavors or sizes. Thank you for the update

In Editor's Roundtable » True Lemon and True Lime Spotlite Review
April 17, 4:25pm

Thank you Jay
Thank you Jay for the kind words. I was in the right places at the right time. The park presented many photo ops for me. I'm so happy you like them and that I can share the beauty of the pa...

In Photo Gallery » 5th Annual Gathering of Gear Geeks 2013: Henry Coe State Park, California
January 31, 10:31pm

RE: 5th Annual GGG 2013 at Henry Coe Park
Thank you Ken for putting the GGG together. It was my first year to attend and was as much fun as I anticipated. I enjoyed meeting everyone, sharing stories, drooling over gear, meeting vendors,...

In Photo Gallery » 5th Annual Gathering of Gear Geeks 2013: Henry Coe State Park, California
January 31, 5:26pm

FS: WM Alpenlite Mummy Bag
My husband is selling his Western Mountaineering Alpenlite Mummy. Used only once. Purchased in 2009. Asking price $350.00 (new ones now going for $485.00) Specs: Length: 6.0' Wt: ...

In Gear Swap » FS: WM Alpenlite Mummy Bag
January 13, 8:28pm

Re: Re: 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 1/25-27, 2013 Henry W Coe
Hello Ken. I will attend. This is my first time to join the festivities and I'm looking forward to it.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 1/25-27, 2013 Henry W Coe
January 05, 5:38pm

Re: A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 2
A very thorough, informative series Roger. Looking forward to part 3.

In Editor's Roundtable » A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 2
August 06, 2:55pm

Re: Flow Rate Faster with Squeeze filter vs. Inline filter???
Tony, I have performed my own unofficial flow tests comparing the old in-line filter with the new squeeze filter. The new filter is considerably faster. lv

In GEAR » The Sawyer Squeeze just got better
May 27, 11:54pm

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