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Kathleen B (rosierabbit) - BPL Premium Member

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Dehydrated sweet potatoes are better
Too bad about the freeze-dried version. The HarmonyHouse dehydrated ones are really good, especially in Dicentra's 3 recipes: http://www.onepanwonders.com/dinnersvegetarian.htm#116903469

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Harmony House FD Sweet Potatoes - Yetch!
February 17, 10:34am

Fuel?
Dale - what kind of fuel are you using? Is your denatured alcohol really old? I've heard the quality can vary from can to can and age. I use the yellow HEET fuel and get better results. To ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Cat stoves
February 12, 9:47am

Kookabay comparisons
Eugene - my experience with the down v. air pads needs some background information first. I backpack in the Pacific NorthWet, usually above 4,000', I'm trying to get by with a 20 degree qu...

In GEAR » Kookabay pads! Let's see them.
January 15, 6:40pm

Kookabay pad - here it is
I have 2 mummy 24 x 2.5 x 60 pads from Bender - one with (18.4 oz) and one without (12.6) down. I also bought the 2 oz Big Agnes bellows pump from Bender. It takes not quite 5 squishes for me to ...

In GEAR » Kookabay pads! Let's see them.
January 15, 2:18pm

Your Best Gear of 2010
1. KookaBay sleeping pad - way better than the Neoair I tried last year. 2. Liberty Ridge wind shirt - kit from Thru-Hiker.com. I tried 3 store-bought ones before I made this one. 2.5 oz, and I ...

In GEAR » Your Best Gear of 2010
December 27, 5:14pm

Keen Growlers
Kendall - I wear plastic breadbags between the liner and outer sock when it's 10 degrees F or below, mostly because I've read about vbl's here on BPL and thought I should try them. It ...

In GEAR » First time snow camping. Advice please.
December 17, 1:12pm

First time snow camping. Boot advice.
Kendall - I just noticed this thread and would like to chime in on another idea for keeping your feet warm and dry. I use Inov8 310's for 3 seasons, but when I'm in snow I switch to my Kee...

In GEAR » First time snow camping. Advice please.
December 16, 9:06pm

Field Test
I wore my cloud kilt today on a snowshoe trip to test it out. It was 33 degrees with steady snow/rain all day. I'm 5'3", I got the medium, and it comes just to the top of my gaiters....

In GEAR » CloudKilt by TrailLite Designs
December 09, 7:18pm

CloudKilt by TrailLite Designs
I have used a ULA rain skirt for several years. The concept is great, once you get past the dorky look. I keep telling myself I'm not out there to build a lasting relationship with people hik...

In GEAR » CloudKilt by TrailLite Designs
December 08, 7:16pm

Beyond Black Friday - Six Moon Designs
From their website: "Six Moon Designs Annual Holiday Sale 15% Off Yes, it's that time of the year. Christmas is looming around the corner so it's time for our annual Holiday sale....

In Gear Deals » black friday cheat sheet
November 27, 9:08am

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