Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter

BPL Community Profile

Kathleen B (rosierabbit) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Pacific Northwest
About Me Kathleen B has not added a biography yet.
CityStevens Pass

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by Kathleen B

Showing 71 - 80 of 555 | Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ...56


Forum » Thread

cuben fiber strength
I just got my zpacks hexamid solo a few hours ago and have it spread out on the floor. Go for it. This thing is a dream I hope never to wake from. My previous experience with cuben is Joe'...

In GEAR » first contact with cuben fiber material: holy smokes!
November 07, 3:27pm

Question about Gear Swap forum rules...
Michael - I was confused about that rule, too, thinking it meant you couldn't post something for sale on BPL and on another site. I mean, that's what "Items posted for sale here canno...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Question about Gear Swap forum rules...
November 06, 5:48pm

Avalanche Trancievers?
1. I do 2. I do 3. Several times Mr. B and I own and use Trackers. We figure by using them it will be easier to find our bodies. Hey! It's snowing out the window right now!

In Winter Hiking » Avalanche Trancievers?
October 28, 5:06pm

SUL and advancing age
Sob. I just got my Medicare card. Even worse, the "Welcome to Medicare" brochure was in large print! I won't be 65 until February, but I guess the feds send them early to ease you ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL and advancing age
October 28, 2:58pm

What do you do for a living?
Retired paralegal. A few years ago in a thread here people started including their Myers/Briggs scores. A lot of them were INTJ's. I'm an ISTJ, a/k/a an uncreative nerd.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you do for a living?
October 21, 7:33pm

Instant Lentil Soup Mix
I found some at a health food store. The store itself had packaged the soups into 1 pound bags for about $7 per pound. They also had the black bean soup and corn chowder. So the health food stor...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Instant Lentil Soup Mix ???
September 29, 5:44pm

(lack of) ziploc quality
Michael - I've had the same experience. I tried Mike C!'s idea with 7 Ziploc brand quart freezer double seal bags. By morning 3 or 4 were flat. I tried this on 3 different nights with th...

In GEAR » Ul pillows that don't feel like a ballon
August 20, 1:13pm

Trinity Spider Meadow Backpack trip
Craig Romano has this route spelled out in great detail in his new book "Backpacking Washington." Read pages 195 - 206. Be prepared for hordes of people, at least by Saturday. It's...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking: Trinity, Spider Meadow, Lyman Lakes, Image Lake, Buck Creek Pass, Trinity
August 17, 7:59pm

Mike - I'm really enjoying your book. I even got Mr. B to look at it. His interest picked up when he saw your line about it's ok to stink. Not the tip I would have picked for him to focu...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
June 24, 2:53pm

MYOG: Backpack Design
Thank you so much for this great article! The information on strap angle and the function of compression straps are particularly helpful. Excellent graphics, too. They've helped me understan...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Backpack Design
June 08, 12:37pm

All Reader Reviews by Kathleen B

Showing 1 - 8 of 8 | Page: 1



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