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Kathleen B (rosierabbit) - BPL Premium Member

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CityStevens Pass
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All Forum Posts by Kathleen B

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gram weenie in real life
I put the gram weenie through its paces for six days last week in the Entiat mountains in Washington. It worked like a charm. The fuel efficiency was particularly appreciated, especially since I ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Gram Weenie stove
September 04, 1:29pm

Russell's recipe
I just made Russell's curried chicken curry recipe above, and it's great! I'm swapping out one of my mashed potato dinners for next week's trip and tucking this in instead. I need...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » couscous for dinner
August 22, 8:13pm

What career allows for time to hike?
Fred Beckey, a legendary climber in the Pacific Northwest, is credited with saying climbing, and in this case we could expand his comment to backpacking, is for the leisure class - which exists at ...

In Chaff » What career allows for time to hike? Help!
August 16, 1:35pm

TVP
I may try their small sample package of the 5 tvp flavors. I'm packing around a lot of scar tissue from using tvp in the 70's. We called it Terrible Vegetable Product. However, everythin...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Italian Dinner
August 07, 7:09pm

Italian dinner
Great idea, Sarah! I've opted to let harmonyhousefoods.com do my dehydrating for me. Their products are amazingly tasty, and their service can't be topped. I bought their vegetable pantr...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Italian Dinner
August 07, 4:33pm

Fuel Comparison Chart
Brett - if I'm reading your chart correctly, it looks like the break-even point for carrying alcohol fuel v. a gigapower cannister is about 11 or 12 uses of the system. Or did I get it wrong? ...

In GEAR » Alcohol stoves
August 01, 10:23pm

alcohol stoves
Interesting you should ask this question today. I spent yesterday evening testing 4 minibulldesign.com stoves while listening to the final cd disks of the latest Harry Potter book. My test water ...

In GEAR » Alcohol stoves
August 01, 1:54pm

Go with the ID eVENT
I have the MB Peak and the ID eVENT jacket. I like the pitzips of the Peak, and it is very breathable, much better than my ex-Precip. In my subjective opinion, the ID eVENT has the breathability ...

In GEAR » Picking a Rain Jacket
July 30, 8:36pm

New site design
I heard on NPR this morning that homo sapiens is the most adaptable life form on this planet. Armed with that information, tempered by the theory that it takes people 3 weeks to learn a new habit,...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » New site design
July 30, 8:46am

Re: trail work
I'm a crew leader on the Iron Goat Trail near Stevens Pass, Washington, and I volunteer on the occasional WTA work party. My favorite was spending 8 days in the Enchantments. I've gotten ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Service to ourselves
July 19, 1:20pm

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

Hikelight.com 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

HarmonyHouseFoods.com 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