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Teri Frank

Teri Frank

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Uinta Mountains

Teri Frank's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Biking
Yoga
Climbing
Skiing

Teri Frank's Bio

Tiny house, mountains, taking pictures = the life.

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Teri Frankwrote a review of on February 9, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I saw this and thought it was so cool that I learned how to play Backgammon! It is a great game. The quality of this game board and pieces is awesome. I am impressed. I would not suggest that you play this in a moving car, but as long as your table top is still, all will be well.

When I first took it out of the box I was surprised at how small it is - which it's a fine size, but just smaller than I was expecting.

We have only played this game in our house, though I wouldn't hesitate to take it on a plane ride or out for a picnic.

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Teri Frankwrote a review of on February 9, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As I reviewed this product before and loved it, I have to say that they have not lasted the length of time the box says. Which is maybe why they have stopped making them (for now). It's a great light and idea when it works. I wish the bulbs could be replaced because now I am stuck with 2 lights that don't work, but look great.

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Teri Frankwrote a review of on February 8, 2016

2 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small

I saw them and had to have them! Once I got my hands on them, rather my feet in them I was saddened as they were too short, height-wise. I don't consider myself as having a tall foot - from the ground to the top of my foot (like where laces sit on a tennis shoe). While I was able to get the slipper on, I had to get it off as I could feel a lack of circulation. I normally wear a size 8, and that is what I got. The length was also sung, probably due to the furry liner. Maybe the pair I tried on was defective or something, but none the less if you have a tall/wide foot these may not work for you. Ordering a size bigger may help as well. I am going to try out a different brand because there was just too much furry liner for my liking.

On the plus side, they seem to be very well made.

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Teri Frankwrote a review of on January 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

It is pretty cool. I live off-grid so a hand crank blender was vital for making my homemade soups smooth. It doesn't get the soup 100% smooth like an electric blender would, but it's close. Maybe if the motor was stronger? haha The quality is pretty good. The blender base fits inside the pitcher (up side down) for easy storage, though I don't think the crank arm or clamp fits in there, so they just float around. The whole thing comes apart for easy cleaning. While it does have 2 speeds, I find the slow speed easier to turn and that is the one that gets used 99% of the time. I have not ever seen anything else like this, so nothing to compare it to. All in al it was a good buy and I love having this.

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Teri Frankwrote a review of on November 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am a lover of the biscuits and gravy dish, have been for years... decades. When I saw that Mountain House made it, I was all over it like white on rice, a glass of milk and a paper plate in a snow storm (Major Payne... anyone?)!

I got 1 of these and enjoyed it with my mate for our 4th wedding anniversary on top of a mountain. It was so good! I would say that it tastes like the real thing! I bought 3 more just to have around the house for when I need it.

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Teri Frankwrote a review of on November 12, 2015

Not just for dutch ovens
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These gloves are great for stoking a tiny little fireplace too! The inner lining is soft and warm - but then again when you are near hot things with these gloves on, it's going to be warm. Anyways, these gloves have had fire actually on them and skin was protected and the glove looked great still. I don't recommend putting the glove on your hand and playing in fire for a long time, but in the case that you get some fire on you, accidentally, you will be protected.

TIP: petroleum jelly, an egg carton and dryer lint make for a great fire starter.

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Teri Frankwrote a review of on November 6, 2015

2 5

Fit: Runs small

Tried this shirt on in 2 sizes, my size and next size up. The best way to describe it is like wearing a fitted denim jacket - if you try to move your arms, you just can't. Very restricting, in both sizes that I tried on. It does pull across the chest. You could leave the top few buttons undone and wear a shirt under, or just wear it open and probably be fine.

The cut is so nice, fitted and flattering. The pattern is great. Love that it's made out of denim.

If you don't plan in moving much, this is the shirt for you!

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Teri Frankwrote a review of on October 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Cons:
- don't love the sizing options. I prefer S, M, L, etc... With that being said, I think I got a size too big, maybe. Oh well.
- a little boxy, but not really a bother

Pros:
- the flannel fabric is thick and so so soft.
- love the colors, I got Handicraft/Oxblood
- great quality

I use this flannel as an added layer to play in the mountains, lounge at home or be comfortable at work. Put it on when it's cool, take it off when hot. Normally I wash it in cold and don't dry it. Last time I did laundry, I washed it in warm and did dry it and haven't noticed any change. I will probably keep washing it in cold and not drying it though. If I ever needed to count on a flannel, for whatever reason, this would be the one.

I am 5'4" and the backpacking backpack that I use is a size small-xsmall, so I have a shorter torso. This flannel is longer than I expected, it goes down 3ish inches past the middle (widest part) of my hips. FYI

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Teri Frankwrote a review of on October 21, 2015

I have the Red One
3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I purchased and had been using the Barebones Pendant Lights for a few months before I bought this Lantern. Being exceptionally pleased with the Pendant Lights, I thought I would experience the same joy with this lantern. That is not the case.

It is THE light in my tiny house loft bedroom and it does the job most of the time. 90% of the time, I turn it on and the light won't come on, so I turn it off, then slowly turn it on and then it will work. Almost every night, the light will flicker just after a few minutes of being on. Sometimes it will just randomly turn off. The turny dial is supposed to dim and get brighter as it's turned, and it worked that way for the first month, but now it seems as though there is no light adjustment anymore, now 2 months later.

Granted, this light is not plugged in like the Pendant Lights are when they are on, but I am just not that impressed with it's performance.

We plug it into our GoalZero Yeti 400 to charge it when it gets down to half power. That all seems to work fine. The USB cord under the lantern that plugs in to charge seems really cheap and I feel like I could easily break it.

Love the look of this lantern. Love that it has a USB to charge it. The amount of light that it puts out is perfect for what I need it for, when it works.

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Teri Frankwrote a review of on September 17, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Last year I had the opportunity to sit in this chair, that I did not own. Loved it. Maybe it was the outdoor landscape, the cool breeze and my mate by my side, but it was amazing.

So amazing that here it is a year later and I just purchased my very own.

Naturally I go have my first sit in my new lovely chair. I love the height of the seat because when you stretch your legs out in front of you it almost feels like they are up on an ottoman. This was the top reason I bought this chair.

The reason I gave this chair 4 stars instead of 5 is because the chair back is just a touch too low. When I put my head back on the "head rest" area - PLOP - it falls back (good thing it's attached, otherwise...) and so I am forced to scoot down in my seat so that I have something to rest my head on. In watching my mate have his first seat (and without telling him of my small struggle), his head plopped back as well and he had to scoot down also.

I am keeping the chair and will deal with the small imperfection. This review is based on a first and second impression and I look forward to our life together.

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Teri Frankwrote a review of on July 28, 2015

This is too cool not to use everyday
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Going on 13 weeks straight of everyday use.

We were going to get the Yeti 1250 but decided that we probably weren't going to need that much power and we were right! This little thing powers our off-grid tiny house and it's more than enough power for us.

Decided to go with this brand because it seemed like the most simple way to use solar. It is extremely simple.

Things we need electricity for:
3 - Barebones Pendant Lights - total watts per hour range from 9-11
1 - cell phone - uses about 7 watts
1 - electric razor - uses about 5-7 watts
1 - radio - 5 watts
1 - small fan - between 25-35 watts depending on the speed

We do not plug in all these things at once, just when needed. It was advised by GoalZero to keep the battery fully charged when possible, because it's basically a car battery. We have 2 Boulder 30 solar panels that charge this Yeti 400. We charge it once every 1-2 weeks (that is how long it takes us to lose a bar or 2) for an entire day, sometimes it takes 1.5 days to get a total full charge.

This battery box is pretty heavy, at first I minded till I realized that I could get muscles from lifting it. :) I believe it's about 35-40 lbs. It sits up on the loft floor for everyday use, then we move it near a window when it's time for a charge.

Haven't had any problems with it and it's pretty easy to understand and use.

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Teri Frankwrote a review of on July 28, 2015

Cool Like Ice
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is our fridge. Literally. We live in a tiny house and this is our fridge. Been using it for 13 straight weeks now and this thing is awesome.

We use the yeti ice blocks to maintain the fridge's coolness factor. We have 2 big yeti ice blocks (4 lbs each) and 2 small ones (2 lbs each). Overall, it works, but we don't love it - meaning the yeti ice blocks don't seem like anything more special than a regular plastic ice block that you'd buy at the store. This little paragraph is kind of a review for the ice blocks. Using a rotation schedule, we take the yeti ice blocks back and forth to a freezer at work and bring them home. The blocks keep the fridge pretty cool actually, but don't last for more than 24 hours. Once in a while, we go buy 2 lbs of dry ice and that keeps things real cold for about 24 solid hours.

A bag of ice will survive for a surprising long time. We added a 2 gallon bag to our already chilled Yeti Cooler and there was a little less than 1 gallon of ice remaining 4 days later. Draining the cooler was super easy. Open the spout, all water comes out!

Went with the 35 instead of any other size because it wasn't too big and wasn't too small. We are very happy with the size. Perfect for our situation.

We have a love hate relationship with the top basket. Sometimes its in the way and other times it's wonderful to have.

Yes, I would recommend it.

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