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Laural Bourque (lauralbaby) - BPL Guest

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About Me Came across UL at the same time as I began backpacking.
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All Forum Posts by Laural Bourque

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I didn't know the exact numbers, thanks for the info. The weight difference between acetone and HEET might yet get me to use an "alcohol" stove rather than our Snowpeak; since I alway...

In Make Your Own Gear » Alternative fuels to alcohol in alcohol stoves
July 18, 5:44pm

won't ship?
I was unable to purchase this cord on the website, error message that it wouldn't ship to my Seattle zip code. Anyone else having this issue?

In Gear Deals » New Reflective Glowire Cord $10.00 per 50' w/Free shipping
July 16, 8:40am

nail polishremover

In Make Your Own Gear » Alternative fuels to alcohol in alcohol stoves
July 16, 6:43am

I was thinking of those big green ones.

In GEAR » Powermax Canister Availability
July 14, 12:07am

big 5?
I'd try Fred Meyer or Big 5.

In GEAR » Powermax Canister Availability
July 13, 11:53pm

on the cheap
The P-Mate has increased my joy of hiking/backpacking/camping/road tripping SO MUCH. If it's warm enough, just unzip your sleeping bag (I can't connect to geargrams right now, so I don&#...

In GEAR » Backpacking for the girly girl
July 13, 11:50pm

It seems that if you want the shelter ASAP, go with the Tarptent. If you can wait six months, go with the Evolution.

In GEAR » Big Sky Evolution 2p or TarpTent Scarp 2?
July 13, 2:27pm

Boyfriend insisted that sewing was the way to go. Old shoe: New shoe:

In Make Your Own Gear » Tyvek Envelopes = Camp Shoes
July 12, 10:33pm

clear packing tape
Ha, I totally used clear packing tape at first (since it was RIGHT BY the envelopes), but it failed at camp, where all I had was duct tape! edit: My soles are factory so I'm wary of taking t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tyvek Envelopes = Camp Shoes
July 11, 3:46pm

a female jumps in
Isn't the % of women on this forum something like 10% vs 90% ? And it seems most of us have boyfriends/husbands. Myself, I have 3 brothers, and a comp. sci. degree, so I don't feel uncomfor...

In Chaff » BPL meets
July 11, 3:44pm

All Reader Reviews by Laural Bourque

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Montbell UL Down Inner Parka
What's the beef with the hood? I would have bought the jacket if I didn't want the hood, but I did want the hood, so I bought the Parka. I've seen complaints that the women's doesn...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 08, 9:54pm

Osprey Exos 46
Just chiming in with everyone else. If it fits you, it's a great pack. I put my bladder INSIDE the airscape area rather than in the provided pocket. Works great and cools my back as I hike!

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
July 18, 5:32pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
Carry less water in your pack and get a liter in under a minute? Sure! I got this in 2009, a bit after the kinks were worked out I suppose, and have never had a single issue with it. Except one time a...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 18, 5:24pm

GoLite Wisp
I find this windshirt to be rather clammy feeling, and the fit to be poor. There are better windshirts.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 07, 6:00pm

I/O Bio Women's Contact Tight - Bottom Baselayer
I've tried Ibex, Smartwool, and Icebreaker wool clothing, but the I/O Bio is the lightest and softest. It's probably most comparable to the Ibex Woolies, although the material seems more durab...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 30, 2:52am