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Resoling of Boots - Who ?
Definitely Dave Page. He told me 95% of his business is mail order. I can vouch for his excellent work. Edited to add webpage:

In GEAR » Resoling of Boots - Who ??
May 02, 10:40am ccf pads
All sizes are now in stock - for however long it lasts.

In Gear Deals » ccf pads
April 30, 12:33pm

Wow, this is good!
Forget the dehydrating. I made this for dinner in town, and it is great! Since I'd rather pay to dehydrate my food, I may try to re-create this recipe from already-deh...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Mongolian Beef
April 26, 6:25pm

Pure lard v pure butter
Matt is right. A quick google search showed 1 Cup of lard has 1,849 calories, and 1 Cup of butter has 1,628 calories, probably because of the added water. The concept holds, however, that the mor...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Most calorically dense food with no dry heaving
April 20, 4:51pm

a stick of butter
Food energy comes from fat, carbohydrates, and protein. Fat provides 9 calories per gram, and carbohydrates and protein provide 4 calories per gram. Pure fat gives you the "densest" calo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Most calorically dense food with no dry heaving
April 20, 4:16pm

Warm pads for cold sleepers
Since I, too, am a cold sleeper, I will definitely wait for the reviews. I can make it work with the prolite 3 and a top pad down to the low 20's, so if the neoair isn't a lot warmer, I...

In GEAR » Best UL Pad for a COLD Sleeper?
April 09, 1:36pm

Thanks, Dave. Since it's about the same as a prolite or maybe warmer, I may go with a medium, which is only 2" shorter than I am, and still carry the same 13 oz that the prolite 3 short i...

In GEAR » Best UL Pad for a COLD Sleeper?
April 09, 12:01pm

Best UL Pad for a COLD Sleeper?
Dave - you said the Neoair is NOT as warm as the Prolite? If so, that immediately kills any interest I have in it. I've been waiting for all the dust to settle and some user reports to come i...

In GEAR » Best UL Pad for a COLD Sleeper?
April 08, 4:06pm

Ultralight fun in the Los Padres
Thanks for listening to my alter ego and posting the link to your trip! Those are wonderful pictures.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight fun in the Los Padres
April 07, 2:11pm

Lightweight case for glasses
I just use a quart-sized plastic zip-type bag and make sure there's still air in the bag when I zip it shut. The glasses are protected by the air surrounding them. With enough pressure, the b...

In GEAR » Lighweight case for glasses?
March 26, 2:03pm

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