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Kathleen B (rosierabbit) - BPL Premium Member

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Growing belly?
Wait a minute. Rewind. Play. Growing belly? Maternity underwear? Sarah? Did I miss an announcement somewhere? Here I am in Kansas City for 4 days for a wedding (Mr. B's cousin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tips/gear for women
October 09, 6:07pm

The lowly $1.75 inflatable pool toy
Oh, no! Mr. B has been calling my Neoair a criminally-priced pool toy all summer. I absolutely cannot let him see this thread and find out he was right. Your specs show it is about 3" narro...

In GEAR » The lowly $1.75 inflatable pool toy :)
October 05, 10:30am

Leaving your gear at camp - theft concerns
I'm going to have to 'fess up sometime or other. Normally, it's not hard to remember the food bag, which I tie at the base of a tree. One of the beauties of the Ursack is I don't ...

In GEAR » Leaving your gear at camp - theft concerns
October 01, 3:08pm

Leaving your gear at camp - theft concerns
It was obviously not a trail angel supply spot. I had the bag well-hidden and way away from the trail. A reasonable reaction might have been it was an abandoned or forgotten food bag (rightfu...

In GEAR » Leaving your gear at camp - theft concerns
September 30, 2:58pm

Leaving your gear at camp - chocoholic concerns
I worry about theft, too, and take everything with me on the day trip except the tent, bag, and insulation (now a pricey Neoair). I also usually leave the Ursack foodbag tied up a few hundred feet...

In GEAR » Leaving your gear at camp - theft concerns
September 30, 1:23pm

fs: BPL Thorofare Pants M small
Are they the brown ones or the lighter tan?

In Gear Swap » fs: BPL Thorofare Pants M small
September 29, 12:48pm

*MOVIE* - Aussies on the PCT
Great video! I enjoyed your reaction to my stomping grounds. You guys are a lot easier to understand in print.

In Post-Trip Reports » *MOVIE* - Aussies on the PCT
September 22, 1:34pm

Probably named for you
Sigh. Get Bonji's "Summit Routes" book and turn to page 183. I was going to do this with an accomplished climbing friend (Denali, Acancagua, 1992 K2 trip with Ed Viesters, etc.)...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Dumbell Mtn, named for me?
September 16, 10:56pm

How to Recharge Your Soul - NY Times Op-Ed
"people who don't experience nature won't protect it" Dale - well said. Nice to have Kevin rear his mythical head again!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to Recharge Your Soul - NY Times Op-Ed
August 24, 2:00pm

Inov8 370
I've been wearing these all summer and have been pleasantly surprised. They actually have better traction on steep, rocky scrambles and steep, yucky heather than my leather scramble boots. Wh...

In GEAR » Inov8 370
August 23, 5:28pm

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 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