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Kathleen B (rosierabbit) - BPL Guest

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Re: Glissading options and avoiding embarrassing pant failures
The classic Mt. Adams glissade, and the other volcano glissades, will merdolate any pants you use. Several of us bought slick-fabric shorts at second hand stores and wore them over our pants durin...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Clothing list for Northwest volcanos
May 25, 11:36am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Houdini
I was actually thinking of cutting the waistcord out of mine! One less thing to get caught on stuff, and I don't use them. I just noticed has women's houdinis on sale for ...

In GEAR » 2nd layer advice requested..
May 04, 10:14pm

Re: Re: Houdini
I got one with the 20% discount on Alas, the coupon expired May 1.

In GEAR » 2nd layer advice requested..
May 03, 3:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Old gear - New use
Thanks, Doug. I may give it a try. I'm a good little e-bay shopper, I've just never tried selling. Or even Craigslist is a possibility. Or BPL! Anyone interested in a Mountainsmith Chi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Old gear - New use
April 30, 3:27pm

Re: Old gear - New use
I've donated a few tents to the boy scouts, and I use old clothes when I volunteer as a "victim" for the MOFA course (Mountaineering Oriented First Aid). I also keep an old, heavy sl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Old gear - New use
April 30, 1:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: throw away your boots and socks
For what it's worth, I wear boots a half size larger than I would otherwise wear so that my blue Superfeet will do their thing without hogging up needed space for my foot to fit comfortably. T...

In GEAR » throw away your boots and socks
April 24, 3:40pm

Re: Need pack help, suggestions
There are lots of good packs out there, but an easy way to narrow it down is to just go with a ULA pack and be done with it. You can't do better. I bought a Circuit for multi-day treks a few ...

In GEAR » Need pack help, suggestions
April 21, 9:16pm

Re: AL crampons on Rainier
My aluminum Stubais worked fine, but I had to resharpen them afterwards because the cleaver was mostly melted out and they took a clobbering. I even had to front point one step (I'm short!), a...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Not using plastics on Rainier
April 18, 8:54am

Re: Not using plastics on Rainier
I wore my Zamberlan Civettas with thin liner socks and Thorlo backpacker socks during a 3-day climb (one of the guys in our group wanted 2 days on Muir to acclimatize) on Rainier using the DC route...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Not using plastics on Rainier
April 17, 1:10pm

Re: Montbell Thermawrap Park; Patagonia Micropuff Jacket
Thanks for your input. I just looked at the Thermawrap Parka on the Montbell site. It definitely looks like a possibility, and, as you say, hoods count for a lot of warmth. I've just about b...

In GEAR » Insulated jacket comparisons
March 16, 1:31pm

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