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backpacking with my wife
Elena - have you received my 2 PM's I sent this week? I was trying to discuss our meeting without taking up space on this thread. So here I am doing that very thing!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking with my wife
July 31, 12:32pm

We should get in touch!
Oh, cool! Elena - I am going to Brian Lewis's presentation on trekking at the Mountaineers this Wednesday evening. Can you come?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking with my wife
July 27, 2:27pm

Another role reversal
There are some good comments here about not having to do everything you enjoy with your spouse. I'm the backpacker in our family, and Mr. B will go on the occasional 2,3, or 4-day trip, but he...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking with my wife
July 23, 1:36pm

Brian's broken leg
I sent Brian a sympathy email, and Casey sent the following information: has become a ULA tradition: ULA-Equipment will be closed from August 1st to December 1st, 2009 while we are out hiki...

In GEAR » ULA not shipping due to injury!
July 16, 8:49am

Lessons learned on first overnighter with 6 & 9-year-olds
Aaron - I have a few suggestions based on our experience this weekend hiking to Lake Valhalla. Do what you can to protect your daughter from the mosquitoes. They were truly awful for us, both on ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » First Overnighter w/ 7 year old: Olympic Penninsula
July 13, 3:06pm

Fruit Pies
I have been known to eat the Fred Meyer brand lemon fruit pies. They're inedible in town, but they taste great on the trail. Now that I have the seal of approval from Sarah and Dicentra, I wi...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Could it be the perfect hiker food?
July 13, 2:45pm

BPL Thorofare Pants Transparency?
Twice I forded a 30'-wide creek up to my hips on a 3-day trip this week, and the brown thorofares were not transparent at all. They dried within minutes. I really like these pants.

In GEAR » BPL Thorofare Pants Transparency?
July 05, 5:34pm

Powdered gatorade
Tohru - I buy large containers of powdered lemon-lime gatorade powder at Costco, if that's available to you. I also can find smaller cans of powdered gatorade in both lemon lime and orange fla...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Electrolyte Drink Suggestions
July 01, 1:26pm

First Overnighter w/ 7 year old: Olympic Penninsula
I hope Sarah sees this and posts a reply. She's done a lot of exploring on the peninsula, and I assume Ford was with her on occasion. I am going to take my 6- and 9-year-old grandsons on an...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » First Overnighter w/ 7 year old: Olympic Penninsula
June 29, 1:10pm

Spider Meadow
Thanks for the link and the wonderful pictures, Jared. That is a breathtaking area, although the avalanche debris makes it look a lot different than it did 2 years ago when I was there. Mr. B and...

In Post-Trip Reports » Spider Meadows, Glacier Peak Wilderness June 19-20
June 23, 11:16am

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