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Kathleen B (rosierabbit) - BPL Premium Member

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Ultimate question
Definitely out in my book. I'll stick with the quite excellent Aqua Mira at a fraction of the cost and weight.

In GEAR » A groundbreaking new filter
January 26, 4:51pm

Ultimate question
Who cares how wonderful it is or how expensive. What does it weigh?!!

In GEAR » A groundbreaking new filter
January 26, 4:40pm

Poster child for Introvert
ISTJ I = 100 (Does this mean I should hike solo?) S = 50 T = 75 J = 67 By the way Bill, there's no such thing as an "S" in the 4th category. Try a P or a J. Sorry, but the &...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A Real Personality Profile of a Lighweight Backpacker (instead of demographic sketch)
December 24, 10:51am

Priorities
Keep the tent and sell your refrigerator.

In Gear Swap » Double Rainbow
December 18, 3:35pm

2008 favorites
New to me this year that I've really liked: 1. WM Ultralite sleeping bag. 2. Merino wool hoodie made from sewing a balaclava to a l/s shirt based on Bill Fornshell's idea. 3. Bi...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2008 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 17, 2:14pm

sealskinz WP gloves
In a word - terrible. Check out the reviews in Reader Reviews. They're reviewed in 2 different places: Clothing - Wind & Softshell, and Clothing - Headwear/Handwear.

In GEAR » sealskinz WP gloves
December 17, 2:01pm

Cozies and such...new to freezer bag cooking
Sarah sells cozies on her website: freezerbagcooking.com Or just use your extra clothing to nestle the ziplock bags into. Or you can buy that silver insulated stuff at a home depot type stor...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cozies and such...new to freezer bag cooking
December 17, 1:51pm

Snowshoe flotation
My husband and I both use MSR's. I use the Lightning's and he uses the Denali Ascents. Both provide excellent traction for climbing. He's 6'2" and needs more flotation t...

In GEAR » Snowshoe traction by brand
December 16, 1:24pm

And a Buff would be....
For those as clueless as me as to what a Buff is: http://www.buffwear.com/

In Editor's Roundtable » Gear Suited for Wet, Cold Weather Hiking
December 11, 8:47am

Stainless Steel Spokes
It worked! I bought 2 15-gauge spokes from the bike shop (99 cents each) - one for a practice life and one for the real thing. I was surprised I even had a 3/32 punch in my tool bucket. I need t...

In GEAR » SUL 1100 Ti in stock again
December 09, 9:39pm

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

Hikelight.com 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

HarmonyHouseFoods.com 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