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Kathleen B (rosierabbit) - BPL Guest

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Tent on vacation
Thanks for posting that fabulous picture, Kat! I'm glad the tent is working well for you. I'm so busy dodging fires around here I've only been out once in the last month to try out my...

In Gear Swap » FS: BPL Cocoon pants, Zpacks Hexamid Solo
July 10, 6:49pm

Interesting idea. I get too warm in full-length hiking pants no matter how light the fabric, but I've never liked zip-off pants. They are too short to protect my legs from getting scratched. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » A Couple of Skirts
July 04, 9:01pm

Who are these strange people?
Any chance you could identify the people in the group shot?

In Post-Trip Reports » PNW GGG ~ pocos pero locos
June 19, 8:16pm

Folding closed-cell sit pads
Mike - an even easier way to get those folding closed-cell sit pads is to buy them on eBay for $2.19 each. Amazingly, that includes shipping. Someone else posted this link awhile back, so I took ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
March 30, 4:08pm

BOTH SOLD: BPL Cocoon pants, Zpacks Hexamid Solo
SOLD. PAYMENT RECEIVED. THANK YOU, JESSE! - BPL Cocoon UL 60 insulated pants, medium, like new condition, freshly washed. $65 (PayPal), including USPS shipping to CONUS. Paid $170 new, and they...

In Gear Swap » FS: BPL Cocoon pants, Zpacks Hexamid Solo
March 24, 6:45pm

Hat's off to Trauma, Pepper, and Gadget
Well said, Brian. A nice tribute from someone who completed the Triple Crown a few years ago and who has graciously shared your stories and expertise along the way. My hat's off to you, too!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trauma & Pepper finish their winter-thru of the PCT
March 06, 10:05am

I did that trip about 12 years ago with a Mountaineer group. The leader decided to take 6 days to do it, so we only went about 6-7 miles a day with the train ride back. The scenery was fabulous. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Chilkoot Trail, Alaska / Canada
March 01, 4:34pm freeze-dried foods
I've never tried the Costco stuff, but right away I can tell I'm not interested because of the size of the containers. Way too big for what I would use. If you're looking for good qua...

In Gear Deals » freeze dried foods
February 25, 7:29pm

Can I get away without a mid layer for the CT?
I remember reading Andrew Skurka's account of doing the Great Western Loop and running into a freak storm, I believe in Colorado. He was traveling fast and light, of course, and had to run to ...

In Gear Lists » Can I get away without a mid layer for the CT?
February 17, 10:30am

Looks better than it sounds
Thanks! The picture is very helpful. They look like they're worth trying.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Picky Bars
January 28, 6:18pm

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 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 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