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Kathleen B (rosierabbit) - BPL Premium Member

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CityStevens Pass
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All Forum Posts by Kathleen B

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CA Drought
Very helpful post. Thank you for putting it together. Here in north central Washington I haven't had to use my snowshoes yet, but the microspikes are getting a workout due to all the ice in ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
January 15, 8:42pm

Too tight in the armpits
Add gussets. http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/2012/01/how-to-sew-two-piece-underarm-gusset.html

In GEAR » How do you let out a garment that is too tight in the armpits?
January 10, 9:53am

Sarah's new e-book
Just bought mine. Thanks for the heads-up! I would suggest the food prepared from her cookbooks isn't just for tents but is also excellent for eating inside buildings, too, such as at hom...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sarbar's new e-book and substitutions
December 30, 11:01pm

Leave the lid at home, bring oil
This idea was discussed in 2009 at http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=18456 I tested the idea and made this comment in that threa...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cooking Efficiency: Leave the lid at home, bring oil
December 05, 5:57pm

Garmin Etrex Vista Hcx
NO LONGER AVAILABLE Garmin Etrex Vista Hcx (discontinued model) - $80 shipped. Bought in February 2008 for $300. Works just fine and is in clean, very good condition. I bought an Etrex 30 this w...

In Gear Swap » FS Garmin Etrex Vista Hcx
November 26, 7:06pm

New Sawyer 2014 MINI Filter on Sale
Cool. I just ordered one. Better hurry!

In Gear Deals » New Sawyer 2014 MINI Filter on Sale
September 19, 10:07am

Is there a consensus on a good hydropel replacement?
You might try Aveeno skin relief healing ointment. Its active ingredient is 54% petrolatum, the main inactive ingredient in Hydropel. It's almost as thick as Hydropel and works quite well, al...

In GEAR » Is there a consensus on a good hydropel replacement?
August 22, 2:08pm

Sarah's Cran Bars
When I make Sarah's cran bars, which is pretty much constantly, I always double the craisins and walnuts, and I usually use homemade granola without the sweetening for the cereal, because the r...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Replace your energy bar with a Cookie!
August 15, 2:38pm

Hyponatremia and a "gatorade" recipe
Several years ago on a hot summer day four of us hiked to Mt Persis, a short (4 miles roundtrip) hike with about 2600' gain. One woman drank 7 liters of plain water during the hike, convinced ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hydration for Lightweight Backpackers
July 24, 9:20pm

2 gram back flush for sawyer squeeze
Eric - thanks a bunch for this great idea. Today I was finally in a store that sells SmartWater bottles with the fliptop lid. I attached the lid to my Evernew, and the blue part fits nicely into ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2 gram back flush for sawyer squeeze
July 08, 2:37pm

All Reader Reviews by Kathleen B

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Botach Tactical Customer Service
I had a similar experience to David's. They sent the inferior space blankets, rather than the correct order, took forever to send a return UPS shipping label, and only yesterday admitted to recei...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 07, 5:35pm

Boomer's Guide to Lightweight Backpacking by Carol Corbridge
I was very disappointed in this book. Luckily, I didn't buy it but had checked it out from the library. For starters, the book is in major need of copy editing. There are lots of awkward sent...

In Books and Media
May 28, 2:04pm

Backpacking Light Merino UL Pants
These do everything BPL promised - provide comfortable warmth without being bulky. I've worn them under non-winter hiking pants all winter, and they've extended the comfort range down to 7 de...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
March 25, 10:55am

Hikelight.com Company
I just discovered this website that is based in Oregon. It seems to be a distributor of some of our favorite brands - SixMoonDesigns, Tarptent, Montbell, GraniteGear, and Western Mountaineering. No ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 22, 9:39am

HarmonyHouseFoods.com vegetables and beans
I just received my second order of dehydrated food from Harmony House. First I bought the vegetable pantry stuffer - 16 different quart-sized containers of various dehydrated vegetables, and then a we...

In Foods - Prepackaged Meals & Side Dishes
July 25, 9:08pm

Golite Paradox pants
I'm not sure whether to review these in raingear or softshell clothing, because they're both. They are all-day pants, rather than rain pants to pull on over hiking pants and are made of a fab...

In Clothing - Raingear
July 10, 1:11pm

Sealskinz gloves
I had the same experience as Brett. My non-waterproof gloves absorbed less water than these.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 10, 12:51pm

ULA Circuit
This pack was on backorder, but it came sooner than Brian said it would. I gave it a 2-day test this last weekend on a short backpacking trip in the Cascades. I was pleased that it was as comfortabl...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
March 06, 1:29pm