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Kathleen B (rosierabbit) - BPL Premium Member

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All Forum Posts by Kathleen B

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Silk is single-purpose in my opinion Re:Lightest weight baselayers
My experience is the same as Jim's. I wore silk longjohns and tops as baselayers for a few years until I realized I didn't need to be that wet and cold all the time. Silk may work if you&...

In GEAR » Lightest weight baselayers?
December 07, 2:05pm

StudyingLight
This is a great article. Thanks for posting the link. I shouldn't read this stuff, though, because it just makes me worse. I plan to build a Tumbleweed House (the Harbinger model) if the m...

In Chaff » StudyingLight
December 07, 1:56pm

Your best gear of 2009
New to me in 2009 that are working great: 1. Neoair 2. Inov8 370's 3. Quilt instead of sleeping bag - first the Golite Ultra, now swapped out for a Nunatak. I am so glad I tried this syst...

In GEAR » Your best gear of 2009
December 06, 4:09pm

Winter Emergency Bivy Sack
Thanks for that info, Richard. I always value your comments. I just ordered 2 of them based on your recommendation for Mr. B and me to carry in our daypacks on our winter season scrambles. A...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Winter Emergency Bivy Sack
December 01, 10:51am

Ron Moak interview
I have really liked these interviews. Thank you for doing them. I was lucky to meet Ron on Saturday. It turns out my daughter lives about 5 miles from him, and he was gracious enough to let me...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cottage manufacturers - interviewed
November 30, 3:20pm

TVP
We used to call this stuff Terrible Vegetable Product, and with good reason. But harmonyhousefoods has done an amazing job making something that tastes pretty good. That said, I still prefer ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Textured Veg Protein: Help a meat eater!
November 30, 3:10pm

Golite Paradox Pants
Take a look at my review here from a few years ago. I found with use they are not real great in warm weather (over 75?) because they don't breathe well and tend to get hot. Other than that, m...

In GEAR » Golite Paradox or other similar waterproof softshell pants?
November 30, 3:02pm

Golite Reeds WM
Thanks for letting me know, Timothy. The other person hasn't responded to my PM's (I hope she got them!), so the Reeds are still up for grabs.

In Gear Swap » FS MB Breeze Dry Tec bivy, Golite Reeds WM
November 24, 8:58am

FS Reeds, Ultra 20, Keen Growlers
Timothy - let me know as soon as you can, because someone else is also interested in the Reeds. Thanks!

In Gear Swap » FS MB Breeze Dry Tec bivy, Golite Reeds WM
November 21, 6:42pm

Reeds, Ultra 20, Growler pictures
Here are the Reeds. Outside seam is 41", inseam is 30.5", ankle zippers are 10", hip is 46", waist is 27" unstretched, and 40" stretched to the maximum. Here is ...

In Gear Swap » FS MB Breeze Dry Tec bivy, Golite Reeds WM
November 21, 6:40pm

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