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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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MLD Prophet vs. Exodus
I just got my Exodus (size small) on Saturday. With the pockets and sternum strap it weighs in at 16 oz on the nose. The bottom of the pack has a nifty feature to compress it. I found out about ...

In GEAR » MLD Prophet vs. Exodus
May 24, 12:28pm

Point6 Merino
This is almost good news. If they had merino tops, it would be great news. I was comparing my ancient, tattered smartwool light top yesterday with the replacement smartwool one I got with my ...

In GEAR » Point6 Merino?
May 17, 1:22pm

PCT in Winter
You need to consider the avalanche danger, too. Mr. B and I hike year-round in the Cascades in Washington, frequently on or near the PCT. We've had several avalanche courses, carry beacons, p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT in Winter
May 14, 9:50am

Ideas for vegetarian no cook lunches
Along the lines of what Sarah said, check out Dicentra's website onepanwonders.com and click on the salads link in the recipes section. They are excellent. I just polished off the Chickpea Sa...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Ideas for vegetarian no cook lunches?
April 27, 1:19pm

Space Alien Invasion
I think it was Bill Watterson in the Calvin and Hobbes cartoons who said the surest sign intelligent life exists in the universe is that it hasn't tried to contact us.

In Chaff » Space Alien Invasion.
April 14, 4:49pm

momentum90 scraps
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In Gear Swap » WTB: momentum scraps
April 08, 1:37pm

High calorie oatmeal
Bill McCartney has a recipe for Hang Dog in his "Travel Light - Eat Heavy" book, now back in print. It about blew my head off: 2 packages instant oatmeal (or 1/2 C instant oatmeal) 1/2...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » high calorie oatmeat
April 08, 1:29pm

SURVEY REPORT: THE MYTHS OF TARP DURABILITY
James - thanks for the great work you did creating this survey and the summary charts. As you say, "This survey was simply to put a user perspective on the question, which is why I conclu...

In GEAR » SURVEY REPORT: THE MYTHS OF TARP DURABILITY
April 05, 9:04pm

DAM weight
Mine weighs 18.4 oz, and it measures 60x24x2.5, mummy style. It's double the weight of my neoair short, but I had already decided I wanted something longer, somewhere in the 13 oz range, and w...

In GEAR » NeoAir Pad -- Too Cool??
March 28, 12:17pm

Good DAM news
I got to test-drive my KookaBay DAM last night. I was in pretty much the same conditions as a few weeks ago - about 5 feet of snow, temperatures in the low 30's and upper 20's, same SMD Wi...

In GEAR » NeoAir Pad -- Too Cool??
March 27, 10:28pm

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

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