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Kathleen B (rosierabbit) - BPL Premium Member

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Winter Gear Show
Here's the link to the website about it:

In GEAR » Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2008
January 11, 1:44pm

Pack covers
I use my pack cover for more than just rain, like Chad describes. Might as well put it to work. I also line my pack, but I prefer a pack cover for serious rain to avoid the pack absorbing water a...

In GEAR » Pack Cover Necessary
January 09, 11:16am

Taters and fungus
Well, there's always next Tuesday. I have put my (unopened) quart jug of dried mushrooms from Harmony House Foods in a bag with your name on it. If we ever meet, it's yours! I won...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tater Tuesday: "Beef" & Shroom Malt Taters
January 08, 5:13pm

waterproof mitten shells
I couldn't find a waterproof overmitt that I liked, so I made some from a Green Pepper overmitt pattern. They turned out surprisingly well. I made the first pair exactly like the pattern ...

In GEAR » Mitten Shell
January 02, 1:22pm

FS Peak rainjacket, ID wind jacket
1. Montbell Thermawrap Parka SOLD 2. Slightly used Montbell Peak rainjacket in excellent condition. Size Small, forest green like the picture below, weight is 10.4 oz on my scale. Paid $198,...

In Gear Swap » FS MB thermawrap parka, Peak rainjacket, ID wind jacket
January 01, 6:56pm

image test

In User Test Forum » image test
January 01, 6:31pm

Merino wool balaclava
Craig - the balaclava weighs 50 g. or 1.8 oz. on my postal scale.

In Gear Deals » Affordable merino wool base layer
January 01, 1:04pm

Another merino wool source
You might look at for lightweight, machine washable and dryable merino layers. I just discovered them and have been very pleased with their products and service. I bought top and bott...

In Gear Deals » Affordable merino wool base layer
December 31, 6:27pm

Iso Fly instructions
In case you're interested, John Austin, a/k/a Tinny, who posted a comment above, has posted a video on his site with more instructions on how to use the Iso Fly. Look for the December 28 entry...

In GEAR » Multiple Tealights
December 31, 12:01pm

Glissading in wind pants
Check this older BPL thread for a discussion of glissading:

In GEAR » Glissading in Wind/Rain pants?
December 29, 6:38pm

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