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Tater Tuesday! Pepperoni Pizza
I didn't get to try this until today. I didn't have pepperoni, so I got to try the freeze-dried sausage from Packit Gourmet that I recently bought. It worked great! I hydrated the sausag...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tater Tuesday! Pepperoni Pizza
April 06, 4:51pm

Tater testing
Sarah - your recipes are next on my test list. I can only eat so many spuds in a day. I may have already tried them in the past, but I need to make them again to be sure. And yes, I don't l...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tater Tuesday - Vegetarian this week
March 29, 9:14pm

Tater Tuesday
I wondered what happened to last Tuesday. I thought maybe I was in a time warp. I also even considered trying to come up with something myself, but I was in Whoville at the foot of Lichtenberg Mt...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tater Tuesday - Vegetarian this week
March 29, 4:39pm

Japan Relief
Thanks for the information, and especially for your dedication, Miguel. I tried looking at the link with a computerized translation, with mixed results. I hope you are able to take care of your...

In Chaff » Japan Relief
March 13, 5:09pm

I emailed Joe asking about the sleeves, and with lightning speed he replied and said the picture on his website is of a prototype. The real ones have sleeves a few inches longer.

In GEAR » Trail Lite Designs Cloud Cape
March 11, 9:04pm

short sleeves
Thanks, Robert. I just looked at the website and realized they're intentionally short-sleeved because they don't breathe and are meant for mild temperatures. I'm pretty sure I need on...

In GEAR » Trail Lite Designs Cloud Cape
March 11, 8:05pm

Short sleeves?
I wonder why the cape has short sleeves? It would work if your shirt is also short-sleeved, but for those of us who live in areas where it can be 35 degrees and raining and we're wearing long-...

In GEAR » Trail Lite Designs Cloud Cape
March 11, 7:43pm

Liner socks - yes
I ALWAYS wear thin polyester liner socks, from either REI or, under wool-blend socks, and I NEVER have had blisters. But since I've never tried just one pair of socks I don'...

In GEAR » Liner socks or no for blister prevention?
March 08, 5:34pm

Two Fer Tater Tuesday
What a fun idea! Luckily, I had all the ingredients for both of them, except for the basil pesto sauce. But I did have basil and I did have pesto sauce, so I improvised. Next time I go to the st...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Two Fer Tater Tuesday!
March 08, 5:27pm

No Shrooms
So true. Think about it, you two. Fungus? And feel free to make the walnut substitution suggestion whenever you must include fungus in a recipe. You'll be doing a lot of people a favor!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The Return of Tater Tuesdays!
March 02, 4:28pm

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