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Kathleen B (rosierabbit) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
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CityStevens Pass
StateWashington

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All Forum Posts by Kathleen B

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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

Re: on my (UL) wish list?
A Stanley alpine helios titanium ice axe. http://www.sopgear.com/helios.htm

In GEAR » What's on your (UL) wish list?
July 18, 1:48pm

Re: Shoes for the Cascades
I've been scrambling in the Cascades for over 8 years, and I have always worn my Zamberlan Civettas - a high-ankle leather boot. A few months ago I bought a pair of Vasque breeze lightweight h...

In GEAR » Shoes for the Cascades
July 17, 8:00pm

Re: Arctic 1000 Expedition one year ago
Speaking of the Arctic trek, I remember seeing only one BPL article about it afterwards with a promise of at least another article to follow. Is that just wishful thinking?

In Philosophy & Technique » Arctic 1000 Expedition one year ago
July 11, 4:55pm

Re: Story to Report
As for trail romance success stories - I met my husband doing trail work on the Iron Goat Trail near Stevens Pass in Washington. We were both crew leaders and happened to be working the same day. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Love on the trail?
July 10, 5:10pm

Try Rocky Socks
My husband and I tried the SealSkinz gloves. They're waterproof for awhile if it doesn't rain much. After an hour or so they started absorbing so much water they seemed to double in weigh...

In GEAR » SealSkinz
July 09, 1:33pm

Re: Re: MB Dry Tec vs eVENT
After participating in a thread similar to this about six months ago, I bought the MB Peak jacket and liked it a lot. Shortly afterwards, I happened luckily onto Brett's posting of his eVent I...

In GEAR » Rain jackets and rain pants
June 26, 1:11pm

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