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Kathleen B (rosierabbit) - BPL Premium Member

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Hiker rescued in WA near Spider Gap
I don't know if other areas experience something similar, but you can always count on Pacific Northwest "journalists" to toss in an element of entertainment even to potentially tragic...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker rescued in WA near Spider Gap
June 02, 7:55pm

PNW June BPL Meetup
I'm interested. PM sent.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PNW June BPL Meetup
June 02, 9:52am

dehydrated apple cobbler
Do you have to use the Philmont food? If not, take a look at Sarah's really good apple crisp recipe here: If yo...

In Philmont » How did you rehydrate the dehydrated Apple Cobbler?
May 28, 8:51pm

Breakfast for a non-cooker
"I call it the morning dose of self-loathing." --Johnny Law on Pop-Tarts

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Breakfast for a non-cooker
May 22, 9:20am

PNW June BPL Meetup
Sarah - au contraire. I would hope Walker and Ford would be there, and Teresa would bring Maddie, and Doug Johnson would bring Henry and Lily. It would be fun! We could have slug races and seed-...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PNW June BPL Meetup
May 07, 7:17pm

PNW June BPL Meetup
I remember yesterday. I saw the sun. And I worked in my garden. I didn't plant the seeds until today, though, when it was raining. Saved me the bother of watering them. That's a benefi...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » PNW June BPL Meetup
May 05, 4:41pm

Cricket, Skyscape, Hexamid Solo
I'd love to see a side by side comparison of the MLD Cricket, the SMD Skyscape (now just pictures until July), and the Zpacks Hexamid Solo tent (with the net flooring). Brad - maybe you could ...

In GEAR » Cricket has arrived
May 01, 4:41pm

Tiny house building fees
You're scaring me, Brian. I didn't realize the permit fees were so astronomical. I mailed my plans to a builder today to get a price estimate. We'll see what he says. I've als...

In Chaff » Tiny house anyone?
April 26, 9:31pm

Taco Taters
Thanks for keeping this going, Teresa. I just made this for a late lunch. Besides being simple, it tastes very good. It also lends itself to any sort of personal complexity you might want. Sinc...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Taco Tater Tuesday
April 26, 4:04pm

I just got back from a trip to Oregon visiting my son, and my instaflator and Vargo Y ti-stakes were in my mailbox from Marc. So in case you're wondering, he's great to work with and order...

In Gear Deals » Instaflators
April 25, 3:35pm

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