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Kathleen B (rosierabbit) - BPL Premium Member

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couscous recipe plus raisins
I love reading this site to find out what's for dinner. I had all the ingredients on hand because I have the pantry samplers of dehydrated veggies and dehydrated beans from HarmonyHouse. A wo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Curry Lentils & Couscous Recipe
September 26, 8:45pm

What is char cloth and do I need it?
I've never heard of char cloth before, either. A quick search on google found a definition on Wikipedia (inserted below). It sounds kinda cool, but messy. Is char cloth really worth the hass...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making Char Cloth
September 26, 1:55pm

minimal dayhike gear
Brett - I like your minimalist gear collection. You might add a stub of a pencil to make that paper more useful, unless there's already one in that emergency packet. It's the kind of kit ...

In GEAR » Missing hiker wouldn't drink untreated water
September 25, 12:03pm

Insulated Luxury
If you're leaning towards a Big Agnes insulated air core pad, you might email them to see if they have any more of their 48" ones left. Only 12 ounces without the sack! I bought one a fe...

In GEAR » Luxury camping UL style...
September 24, 4:11pm

hipbelts for women
I like my ULA Circuit because the hipbelt has two rows of fasteners. I can tighten the top row and loosen the bottom row to get the flare I need for my hips. The adjustable "female" fit...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Women's specific
September 19, 1:30pm

prolite 3 v. insulated pad
A few weeks ago I used my prolite 3 for 5 nights at elevations ranging from 4800 to 6200, temperatures in the upper 30's and low 40's. I used a 30 degree bag, wore 2 layers, and used a GG ...

In GEAR » I've been had
September 14, 11:10am

Prolite Short
I have a prolite 3 short. It is 13 oz. I don't like it, though, because it seems to absorb cold. I'm looking forward to testing my Big Agnes 48" insulated pad that, according to the...

In GEAR » I've been had
September 13, 4:07pm

MEC Ferrata ultra
Brian - the Ferrata ultras look like the ones I bought secondhand from a climbing friend. I don't see the women's version on their web anymore. They are tough, great pants. Last winter w...

In GEAR » Pants for Fall/Winter?
September 13, 1:22pm

Mistral pants
If you get the Mistrals, be sure to wear a pair of shorts over them if you do any glissading. The rear gets thin and shiny (speaking from personal experience). I like mine a lot, but I like the G...

In GEAR » Pants for Fall/Winter?
September 12, 5:23pm

Priming Pan as stabilizer
I've used the gram weenie on 2 different trips now and noticed the little priming pan also was a suitable stabilizer. I didn't need anything bigger. Since the pan lights the stove and kee...

In Make Your Own Gear » Gram Weenie stove
September 10, 1:15pm

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