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And a Buff would be....
For those as clueless as me as to what a Buff is:

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

DT Revolution spokes
Thanks! I will give them a try.

In GEAR » SUL 1100 Ti in stock again
December 09, 12:51pm

Titanium spokes for bails
Denis - where did you get your titanium bike spokes? I called our local popular bike repair place, and he said they are no longer cool (something about too much flexibility), so no one sells them ...

In GEAR » SUL 1100 Ti in stock again
December 09, 12:34pm

Kelham - you don't really need a measuring device because after one or two uses, you'll know how full to fill the stove. There are lighter pots, too. My antigravitygear 3 C pot (without l...

In Make Your Own Gear » Supercat Homemade Stove
December 03, 8:18pm

Breakfast formula
Tony - one thing I discovered as I tried Sarah's and Dicentra's recipes for breakfast in their books is that there seemed to be a pattern to them. So I came up with my own formula: 1/3 C ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What's your favorite boil in a bag meal?
December 02, 3:41pm

Good FBC recipes
Pasted in below are 2 of my favorites that Sarah has posted on BPL and on her website. Although I've copied the recipes verbatim, I really recommend leaving out the mushrooms in the stroganoff...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What's your favorite boil in a bag meal?
December 02, 1:10pm

Finger whistles
Mike - this would be a great opportunity to demonstrate your illustration skills. I just read a few sets of directions (why aren't I working?), and all I'm getting is a slobbery hissing. ...

In Gear Lists » THREE SEASON GEAR LIST (from Mike C!)
December 01, 4:02pm

ULA updates
If you go to and click on the Idaho icon in the lower righthand corner, you'll find his blog of his trip this summer. He mentioned he was trying out 3 different prototype pac...

In GEAR » Redesigned ULA Conduit
November 26, 1:09pm

durability of lightweight wp/b pants
Chris - I do lots of scrambling in the Pacific NW, and have used both an old version of Montbell rain pants (Paclite?), and now I have the Golite Reed pants. I avoid wearing them as long as possib...

In GEAR » durability of lightweight wp/b pants?
November 24, 3:30pm

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