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Re: Once you allow Mt. Bikes....
Anxiously awaiting the release of a film titled Danny Macaskill does the JMT (or perhaps the SHR?) This could easily be the trailer Note that the word "anxious" in intentionally amb...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
December 19, 1:51pm

Re: New Hazard: turkeys!
No sh*t ... they can knock down people caught unaware and male wild turkeys have large sharp spurs on the back of their lower legs that can cut you up pretty bad. Best to steer clear of them d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Hazard: turkeys!
December 17, 6:56pm

Re: Live dummies at Tarptent
The dummies are 6' tall Shoe size please:-)

In GEAR » Live dummies at Tarptent
December 17, 6:36pm

maybe, maybe not: What's your winter bag temp rating?
Skurka used a 0ºF bag (the GoLite Adrenaline 0) on his Alaska-Yukon Expedition with the expectation that it might hit -40. His notes say the coldest it got was -25, and it was plenty warm with the...

In Winter Hiking » What's your winter bag temp rating?
December 13, 3:30am

Re: UL winter cook kit
Go out and try it for ONE night. OR ... you can try things at home if you are fortunate enough to have your winter conditions visit your back yard: You can test many things at home. Example:...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » UL winter cook kit
December 05, 7:29am

Re: Cyber Monday SALE Komperdel Carbon Vario 4 Trek Poles at MLD
Great poles for a very good price! But, since I already have a pair ...

In Gear Deals » Cyber Monday SALE Komperdel Carbon Vario 4 Trek Poles at MLD
December 01, 8:25am

Re: quilt quivers
Face it...once you buy an EE quilt, you're gonna buy another. My quiver is smaller having gone with a 30* and 10*. Apparently some people don't stop at 2 :) I'm at 2 (0F and 20F) a...

In Gear Deals » 10-20% off at Enlightened Equipment
November 30, 8:51pm

planning resource: Boundary Waters trip
Here is a online interactive map I recently found. It shows portages, campsite locations and even the Primitive management areas and their zones ... nice.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Boundary Waters trip
November 28, 9:42am

Re: Portage
I like to think I've taken a couple "hard work" BWCAW trips ... but the most portages I've done in a day is 9. Would not have been possible if not single tripping each one.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Boundary Waters trip
November 28, 9:39am

Re: boundary waters
efficient portaging ... The gold standard among portaging I've witnessed was a pair of forest service employees. One canoe, two paddles, two people and two packs. They reached shallow wate...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Boundary Waters trip
November 27, 8:31pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim Colten

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TarpTent
My entry into the world of tarping was with Hernry's orginal squall. Later that year the Cloudburst was introduced. I contacted him about an idea of converting my squall to use an arched front p...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 30, 11:04am

Thru-Hiker.com
1) good products 2) friendly and useful help before ans after sale 3) great customer service I'd rate Thru-Hiker a 6 if that was an option

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 01, 8:10am

Minibull Designs Pocket Puck
Hector, I had similar experience .... but only the first time I lit it. Since then I've been giving the pocket puck about 15-30 seconds more warmup time and it has always stayed lit. There is a...

In Stoves - Alcohol
October 16, 6:04am