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Kathleen B (rosierabbit) - BPL Premium Member

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Scotland Coast to Coast
Hey, Eins! I hope you post a report on your coast-to-coast trip, and throw in comments about how your gear worked or didn't work. As for the cart idea, it seems like it would be more bother t...

In GEAR » Walking cart
June 24, 2:36pm

Firesteel v. Piezo
Speaking from personal experience, the piezo lighter works most of the time. I've been glad for a backup, although it was matches and not the firesteel.

In GEAR » Firesteels
June 10, 4:53pm

Firesteel Mini vs. Scout
Christopher - when you use your firesteel, do you pull the steel up along the striker, or do you do the traditional pushing the striker down on the steel? The main point of that video I referenced...

In GEAR » Firesteels
June 10, 3:41pm

Firesteels of any sort
The video in the link below has some nifty ideas on how to light a variety of tinders that would probably make using any type of firesteel successful. If I could get it to work with my firelight m...

In GEAR » Firesteels
June 10, 1:27pm

Where does everyone buy good stiff blue foam It's grey.

In GEAR » How does a BA aircore work with an SMD comet?
May 29, 2:59pm

Vancouver residents
Brian James lives in Vancouver. Try sending him a PM to wake him up.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Backpacking Around Vancouver and Victoria Island
May 29, 1:22pm

Camera on sub 5 lb trip
James - what brand and model is your 3.35 oz camera?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My first sub 5 lb trip!
May 29, 1:12pm

Real tomato powder
If you're having a hard time finding tomato powder, check out They sell it, and it's very good. They're a great company to buy from - very responsive and helpfu...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tomato Powder Substitute
May 24, 7:15pm

Alcohol Stoves
My favorite stove from Minibulldesign is the Mini Sith. It is particularly good in cold weather (snow!) where some of the others just putz and fizzle. I've even tried it without the little sc...

May 24, 7:08pm

Red GSI bowl
Sarah - The red looks cool. Or anything but orange. If you get several colors, I may spring for 2 in different colors. Mr B's birthday is coming up, and I would be willing to spring a few bu...

In GEAR » GSI Outdoors Cascadian Cup SPOTLITE REVIEW
May 23, 9:58am

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