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In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Advice for a novice in snow?
December 10, 4:48pm

winter snacks
A bag of walnuts, dried pineapple, and dark chocolate M&M's (they're the ones in the purple bags).

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Winter trail snacks
December 09, 7:46pm

Rocky socks layering
Since I already have the boots I like, and I always wear a liner sock with thick, outer socks, when I wear the Rocky socks in potentially wet weather (almost all the time), I just wear the thick so...

In GEAR » Looking for socks to wear with trail runners
December 07, 8:49pm

2007 Backpacking Light Picks
New to me this year that I like especially well: ULA Equipment Circuit backpack Patagonia Houdini windshirt Shires' Contrail tarptent

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 05, 2:31pm

Two ugly possums
Thanks for the clarification, Jaime! However, I think if anyone asked who won the possum beauty contest, the answer would have to be "no one." I wore my beanie (without propeller) a...

In GEAR » If not PossumDown Beanie, then what?
December 03, 9:09am

0 degree MYOG quilt
Thanks, Aaron! It is a very appealing setup, and I will give it a try. I'll probably include a fabric bottom like Bill Fornshell does, because I'm a thrasher, and I need some sort of cont...

In Make Your Own Gear » Home made 0 degree quilt?
November 29, 3:56pm

possums and other snarly beasts
I can tell I'm going to like the possumdown beanie in just the short time I've worn it, because it feels warmer than my fleece hats and weighs less. I even like calling it a beanie, even t...

In GEAR » If not PossumDown Beanie, then what?
November 29, 1:53pm

0 degree MYOG quilt
I have been following this thread with great interest and was glad to see the pictures today. Aaron - what is your source for buying the momenum and down? Would you be willing to give the dimensi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Home made 0 degree quilt?
November 29, 1:40pm

My beanie and gloves came!
Ahem. Back to recycled possums. I'm wearing my beanie that was in today's mail as I type, and I might get to wear it to work tomorrow right here in the big city. The weather people are p...

In GEAR » If not PossumDown Beanie, then what?
November 28, 9:10pm

Instant refried beans
I have bought dehydrated refried beans from the local Albertson's grocery store. I had to wait until I got home to check the brand before jumping in to this discussion. The brand is Santa Fe....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tater Tuesday: Chili Taters
November 28, 8:58pm

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