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Chicken Tuscany Soup
Mr. B's efforts to nurse me back to health during my recent bout with the flu included opening a can of Progresso Chicken Tuscany soup for lunch yesterday. I read the label and figured maybe I...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Chicken Tuscany Soup
January 10, 4:36pm

Single best piece of advice ever given?
My father used to tell my brother when they'd go on backpacking trips (no girls allowed - this was the late 50's and early 60's and dear ol' dad was from the old school), "you ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Single best piece of advice ever given? What's yours?
January 03, 6:32pm

Winter Emergency Bivy Sack
No, they were not the MPI bags. That's the problem. They sent those little space blankets that come in a small, cardboard box that you can buy at Target and weigh 4 oz. They didn't send ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Winter Emergency Bivy Sack
December 24, 9:50am

Winter Emergency Bivy Sack
David - I had the same problem. I ordered 2, and 2 of those little 4 oz. space blankets came last week. I emailed them twice and called once and told them about the mistake. They mailed me a ret...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Winter Emergency Bivy Sack
December 23, 11:20pm

Phone Choice
As Mary pointed out, most of the time there is just plain ol' no reception and the phone is dead weight. I still carry it, though, because on occasion in the recent past there were news ar...

In GEAR » Phone Choice
December 13, 5:08pm

Phone Choice
I have found there are 2 parts to getting good cell reception in hiking areas: strong service and a strong phone. That's why I switched to verizonwireless. In the areas I haunt here in t...

In GEAR » Phone Choice
December 13, 4:45pm

Joe at Zpacks is back!
From his website: I just completed my Continental Divide Trail thru-hike!! 16 thru-hikers finished together at the Mexican border on November 17th, including 4 new triple crowners. I am movin...

In GEAR » Joe at Zpacks is back!
December 07, 4:08pm

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

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

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