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Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
Rick, thanks for getting this back on track. My primary reaction to this event was perplexity about the laws that regulate minors' behavior: 21 to drink, 18 to vote and join the military, 16 ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
August 14, 1:15pm

Oatmeal sizes
I always thought the only difference among regular, minute, and instant oatmeal was the size of the flakes. Is that true, any of you oatmeal experts? If so, then a slow-cooking oatmeal, such as S...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Carrot Cake Oatmeal - Something a little different
August 14, 12:53pm

Gear shakedown

In GEAR » Gear report and Help me with Contrail set-up (Seattle)?
July 21, 5:31pm

Gear report and Help me with Contrail set-up (Seattle)?
PM sent re help setting up Contrail.

In GEAR » Gear report and Help me with Contrail set-up (Seattle)?
July 21, 2:06pm

Sarah gets the mushrooms
I met Sarah today at the Trailsfest and finally was able to give her the long-promised quart jug of dehydrated mushrooms that came with my harmonyhousefoods veggies. They've gone to a good home.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hydrating ramen without cooking
July 19, 10:07pm

ramen - yes, mushrooms - no
Alright, people. As original poster of this thread I hearby request a ban on all future discussion of mushrooms. Bleah. Besides, I broke my arm 3 weeks ago so I should qualify for indulgence bas...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hydrating ramen without cooking
July 18, 8:40pm

rain gear - rain wrap
Troy - do you have dork issues when wearing the ULA rain wrap? I was given one as a gift and like its features and multi-use, but wearing a blue plastic skirt is raising vanity issues I didn't...

In GEAR » Rainwear Confusion...
July 15, 1:22pm

cold ramen
I'm not surprised that I'm one of the last to find this out!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hydrating ramen without cooking
July 08, 2:26pm

Hydrating ramen without cooking
One of the best-kept secrets in Sarah's Freezerbagcooking book is her statement that ramen can be hydrated in cold water. I just tried it. It worked! It saves on fuel, if that's importan...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hydrating ramen without cooking
July 08, 12:46pm

ULA Belt
If you really want Brian's input, try calling him. I've found he answers the phone much better than he answers emails. He may even be willing to send you both belts to try and then send t...

In GEAR » Advice on ULA Hipbelt Sizing
July 03, 9:08pm

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