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Laural Bourque (lauralbaby) - BPL Guest

My Locale PNW
About Me Came across UL at the same time as I began backpacking.
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All Forum Posts by Laural Bourque

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Re: Re: France IGN
I use GaiaGPS on the Droid. I joined the mailing list and sent my phone ID to the owner, and he sent me a link to the private beta.

In Editor's Roundtable » Smartphone Navigation
July 27, 2:15pm

The only other ad-free paying forum/site I frequent is eGullet, where you only have to pay to post, and the donation can be from $5-hundreds. But the forums are far more advanced than these. And ev...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why are you not a Member of BPL?
July 21, 2:34pm

I'm sure the companies believe that there are more guys who want technical options on their gear than women. But from what I can tell on straight-up hiking forums (not this one, heh), the split...

In GEAR » Please someone explain this to me
July 21, 1:14pm

like this?
Is this similar to what you want?

In Make Your Own Gear » Looking for Tarp pattern....
July 19, 11:27pm

planning to make a tarp (back to SilNylon)
I couldn't find any cuben fiber on eBay, but I did find SilNylon for under $8/yard. So I got 4 yards of it, it's 65" wide, and I'm going to make a simple 8x5 tarp mainly for use as...

In Make Your Own Gear » planning to make a tarp (back to SilNylon)
July 19, 11:04pm

This is amazing, but I think a cuben/carbon fiber Crazy Creek would be cheaper and easier to MYOG or even mass-produce. You'd only need 1/2" carbon fiber dowels, after all. I'm getting...

In GEAR » Cricket door, camp stool, just because....
July 19, 6:07pm

I'm probably going to get the Hooded Indie to replace my Shak.

In GEAR » Hooded Shak vs Pat R1 hoody
July 19, 5:59pm

wild things?
Wild Things?

In GEAR » Can't remember name of store...
July 19, 4:47pm

agree w/Matt
My boyfriend got trail runners and his ankles roll constantly. He's had bad ones since high school though. Looking for mids without GTX is hard.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » bad ankles....trail runners
July 19, 4:39pm

WTB: GG thinlight 3/8" leftover
If you trimmed your Gossamer Gear 3/8" pad and have 28" or more left, I'll pay $10 for it.

In Gear Swap » WTB: GG thinlight 3/8" leftover
July 19, 8:15am

All Reader Reviews by Laural Bourque

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Montbell UL Down Inner Parka
What's the beef with the hood? I would have bought the jacket if I didn't want the hood, but I did want the hood, so I bought the Parka. I've seen complaints that the women's doesn...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 08, 9:54pm

Osprey Exos 46
Just chiming in with everyone else. If it fits you, it's a great pack. I put my bladder INSIDE the airscape area rather than in the provided pocket. Works great and cools my back as I hike!

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
July 18, 5:32pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
Carry less water in your pack and get a liter in under a minute? Sure! I got this in 2009, a bit after the kinks were worked out I suppose, and have never had a single issue with it. Except one time a...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 18, 5:24pm

GoLite Wisp
I find this windshirt to be rather clammy feeling, and the fit to be poor. There are better windshirts.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 07, 6:00pm

I/O Bio Women's Contact Tight - Bottom Baselayer
I've tried Ibex, Smartwool, and Icebreaker wool clothing, but the I/O Bio is the lightest and softest. It's probably most comparable to the Ibex Woolies, although the material seems more durab...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 30, 2:52am