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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

Eating pemmican
"trappers and explorers lived on it for months with excellent results" Hmmmm. "

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Most calorically dense food with no dry heaving
June 18, 10:23am

Source for Driducks
FroggToggs sells driducks in 4 colors and 5 sizes for about $17, including shipping.

In GEAR » Where to get Driducks?
June 12, 11:12pm

20% off railriders
My email this morning is saying it's 20%. Maybe it's 15% if it's less than $95? 20% off all orders over $95.00 Now through June 15th. Use code 'RRDG' in the Discount box ...

In Gear Deals » 15% off at
June 09, 9:21am

Salvaging Thorofares
I agree with Lynn about zippers around the leg. No thanks! I just started wearing my brown thorofare pants (I picked up on the warnings about the lighter color being see-through) now that the wea...

In GEAR » I want Thorofare ZIP OFF Pants
June 08, 4:00pm

MLD still here
I just checked, and it works fine. The first page is a big picture of the Trailstar shelter. Click on the word "shop" in the upper righthand corner.

In GEAR » Did MLD go under?
June 04, 3:31pm

SMD Shelters
Aaron - I prefer a floorless shelter on snow. I've used a tarp over a trench and the Gatewood. I like floorless on snow so that I can shovel down a foot or more for added insulation. On wint...

In GEAR » Compare SMD Shelters
June 03, 9:19pm

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