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Kathleen B (rosierabbit) - BPL Premium Member

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Ben - try wearing your driducks jacket with a rain skirt and SunDay Afternoons adventure hat. Now THAT is fashion-challenged. No one will even notice the jacket.

In GEAR » Anyone Tried the REI Kimtah eVENT Jacket?
February 16, 1:32pm

Hot drinks
In the winter I carry either a thermos of hot cranberry juice (just heat it up out of the big Costco jug), or hot apple cider (2 packets of Alpine brand dehydrated cider, reconstituted). Both are ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hot drinks
February 11, 7:45pm

Finished Rain Jacket
Tom - what fabric did you use, and where did you get it?

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished Rain Jacket
February 07, 12:15pm

Japanese Layering System
Miguel - have you tried the pneumowrap? Is it as great as the webpage says, in particular with controlling perspiration on the inside with decent water resistance on the outside? I think the pric...

In Philosophy & Technique » Japanese Layering System
February 05, 9:03pm

Yeah, the next step is to get a ballpark idea of what these layers cost, especially the skin mesh. Then how to order them if the prices aren't too breath-taking. My Japanese is about as good ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Japanese Layering System
February 04, 11:05pm

Japanese Layering System
Miguel - I am completely smitten by this and have been looking at the Japanese website this evening. I'm such a hot hiker, especially when gaining elevation, I'd be interested in knowing h...

In Philosophy & Technique » Japanese Layering System
February 03, 9:45pm

MYOG Pit Zips
The seam did indeed have tape over it, so even though I was able to carefully snip the threads in the seam, I still had to cut through the tape. Done carefully enough, you shouldn't have to ac...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Pit Zips
January 18, 7:26pm

MYOG Pit Zips
Luckily, the jacket doesn't show any signs of fraying where I cut it. If it had, I would have tried heat sealing the edges by dragging the cut edges quickly and carefully along a candle flame....

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Pit Zips
January 18, 1:21pm

MYOG Pit Zips
I have learned so much from this site, that I'm only too glad to pass along something that I hope is useful to others.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Pit Zips
January 17, 8:29pm

Greek Beef w/ Lemon Couscous
Nice one, Joe. I've got most of the hamburger mix in the oven drying. I held some out to go with some couscous for dinner. Even though I don't have any feta cheese, it still tastes very ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Recipe: Greek Beef w/ Lemon Couscous
January 17, 6:15pm

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