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Re: Micropuff jacket
Good idea to check out the jacket. I prefer a hood anyway. I re-checked my Belay last night, and it actually weighs only 26.5 ounces. So prudence would say to stay with what I have. But I don&#...

In GEAR » Insulated jacket comparisons
March 14, 9:23am

Insulated jacket comparisons
I've seen rave reviews of the Patagonia micro puff pullover lately. I have a Wild Things Belay jacket, wt. 35 oz., that I use for lunch breaks and evening tent sites in temperatures below 30 d...

In GEAR » Insulated jacket comparisons
March 13, 9:51am

Re: Best stove web site, ever
John Austin in Maine makes a number of different styles of alcohol stoves for ridiculously cheap prices and superior quality if you haven't got the time, equipment, or patience to construct you...

In On the Web » Best stove web site, ever
March 08, 1:48pm

A missing step
Oh, Steve. I was doing ok until you posted that picture of the CAMP ice axe. I definitely need one. My beloved Grivel (named Linus because I drag it with me everywhere) weighs 20 oz. Which brin...

March 02, 11:32am

Re: Length of Montbell Peak Jacket compared with Length of OR Celestial Jacket
I've had my Montbell Peak for several months. The pit zips are very long (I never zip them), and the jacket itself is longer than the Marmot Precip I was using (both are size small - I'm 5...

In GEAR » Length of Montbell Peak Jacket compared with Length of OR Celestial Jacket
February 28, 2:18pm

Re: 4 season wonderland
You need to move up higher. We still have 8' of snow and are usually snowed in until June. Hence the evil snowmobile. I justify its ownership and noise and smell pollution by reminding mysel...

In Philosophy & Technique » 4 season wonderland
February 27, 1:54pm

Re: hydration maybe
Or you can just make your own gatorade. I like this version: 1 package regular (as opposed to artificially sweetened) koolaid (pick a flavor you like), 1/2 C sugar (that's half the regular do...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » hydration maybe
February 13, 1:44pm

Re: Bothy Bag
My idea was to hold a tarp-like something, parachute-style, over everyone without actually climbing into anything. Any reasonable facsimile of a lightweight tarp will do.

In Winter Hiking » Shelter - Day Hikes
February 08, 3:59pm

Re: Shelter - Day Hikes
Since this is just a lunch-break shelter, you've probably already got what you need. Just dig a knee-deep circle in the snow, the diameter of which will depend on the size of the group (about ...

In Winter Hiking » Shelter - Day Hikes
February 08, 1:49pm

Re: Stephenson's Warmlite 2R or 2X
I was lucky enough to get my 2R for less than half price and practically new on ebay last year. The seller was planning to get a bigger one. It uses a huge footprint, but is easy to set up and is...

In GEAR » Stephenson's Warmlite 2R or 2X
February 05, 2:09pm

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