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Laural Bourque (lauralbaby) - BPL Guest

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About Me Came across UL at the same time as I began backpacking.
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fresh pasta
I make my own linguine, use any fresh pasta recipe, roll it flat, then roll it into a roll like a cinnamon roll, then use a knife to slice it, then let it air dry. You could then dehydrate it I gue...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » WTB: cooked, dehydrated pasta
June 24, 10:07pm

cold coffee
Patrick, do a google search for "cold brew coffee" or "toddy coffee." Basically you make an extra-super strong liquid, then add water to it. It's supposed to be cold so you ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » lightweight coffee
June 24, 9:33pm

almond milk
Could you toast almonds then grind them in a coffee/spice grinder to avoid the paste issues?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sources for powdered Almond milk
June 24, 9:15pm

What is included with the Caldera Cone?

In Gear Swap » MLD Shield Silnylon Pro Poncho, Ti Goat Ptarmigan Bivy, Carbon Fiber Stakes, Carbon Fiber Tent Pole, 550ML Tri Tri Caldera Cone
June 24, 11:47am

old but
Here's lots of info.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pasayten Wilderness Eastern Loop Beta.
June 19, 12:56am

Re: BearVault BV350/400
Have you sold this already? Laural

In Gear Swap » WTB Bearvault
June 12, 6:28pm

belt vs torso? no issues here
I have a Small but as a woman my hips are far bigger than "recommended". It still fits fine.

In GEAR » Osprey Exos 58 Fitting
June 10, 2:09pm

wool or Patagonia
What Nick said.

In GEAR » Warm Hoodie
May 31, 1:07am

back problems
Have you checked out the Osprey Exos series? When I got into backpacking, I inherited one of their older model packs. They don't make the series anymore, but it's 5lbs and definitely doesn&...

In GEAR » Recommend me a lightweight pack
May 31, 12:28am

Re: golite shangri-la 2
$180 at Amazon!

In GEAR » 2 person Above Treeline / Snow Tent for Under $200?
May 31, 12:06am

All Reader Reviews by Laural Bourque

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Montbell UL Down Inner Parka
What's the beef with the hood? I would have bought the jacket if I didn't want the hood, but I did want the hood, so I bought the Parka. I've seen complaints that the women's doesn...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
August 08, 9:54pm

Osprey Exos 46
Just chiming in with everyone else. If it fits you, it's a great pack. I put my bladder INSIDE the airscape area rather than in the provided pocket. Works great and cools my back as I hike!

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
July 18, 5:32pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
Carry less water in your pack and get a liter in under a minute? Sure! I got this in 2009, a bit after the kinks were worked out I suppose, and have never had a single issue with it. Except one time a...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
July 18, 5:24pm

GoLite Wisp
I find this windshirt to be rather clammy feeling, and the fit to be poor. There are better windshirts.

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
July 07, 6:00pm

I/O Bio Women's Contact Tight - Bottom Baselayer
I've tried Ibex, Smartwool, and Icebreaker wool clothing, but the I/O Bio is the lightest and softest. It's probably most comparable to the Ibex Woolies, although the material seems more durab...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 30, 2:52am