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Kathleen B (rosierabbit) - BPL Premium Member

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Successful spring snow camp
I just did a Friday to Saturday overnighter with a friend to what I call Amoeba Lake, near Murphy Lakes off Highway 2. Even though the avalanche danger was high because of the exceptionally warm w...

In GEAR » Spring Snow Camping
May 18, 11:36am

Good PJ News
Those of you looking for PJ, check out the reader product reviews. He recently posted several reviews about flashlights and headlamps. He's back! Maybe he was never gone! Hooray!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Good PJ News
May 12, 9:44am

Spring Snow Camping
Regarding condensation - that's what my bandanna is for when I'm not sweeping out the dirt. I regard condensation as a fact of life and not a problem that needs solving. It's not that...

In GEAR » Spring Snow Camping
May 09, 1:05pm

Spring Snow Camping
Good advice about the avalanches. Mr. B and I did a dayhike to Murphy Lakes off Highway 2 last Saturday, and I was casting my eyes about thinking what a fabulous place to do an overnighter in the ...

In GEAR » Spring Snow Camping
May 08, 8:52pm

Nallo 2 vs. Warmlite 2R
I recently sold my Warmlite 2R, but when I had it, I kept my wet stuff inside near the door with no problem. There's plenty of room, even with two people. I have never cooked inside any tent ...

In GEAR » Nallo 2 vs. Warmlite 2R
April 22, 4:52pm 20% off sale
The coupon code is 2Q8-1-WZBCG. It expires 4/29. The coupon does not apply to everything: *If an item is already on sale, you’ll receive the better of the two discounts. Discount does not ap...

In Gear Deals » 20% off sale
April 15, 3:50pm

A friend of mine bought the Hubba a few years ago and hates it. She says it's only wide enough for her sleeping bag and doesn't have any arm-flopping room. She then bought a Contrail Tarp...

In GEAR » Montbell monoframe diamond or MSR Hubba HP
April 14, 4:57pm

Relay fully loaded
Huzefa - at long last my gear and my camera are in the same place, so I've taken a picture of the packed Relay, including ice axe, snowshoes, and helmet. I've never packed the helmet and t...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » ULA Relay as an Alpine climbing pack?
April 13, 10:38pm

Backpacking weddings/engagements
Do day trips count? Mr. B and I were married almost 5 years to the day at Lake Valhalla. We snowshoed in with three friends - one served as preacher (online certified) and the other 2 were witnes...

In Chaff » Backpacking weddings/engagement?
April 09, 3:46pm

Good container for hot liquid
Joshua - I just checked the Guyot Designs website and saw only single-walled containers. Are they not making double-walled ones anymore?

In GEAR » Good container for hot liquid (Not a debate about linings etc...)
April 03, 2:26pm

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