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Re: Finnish style
I never heard about Hearne before this. Thanks, Jarno

In GEAR » Back to the 1700s
June 30, 7:48pm

Re: Out and about having a great time.
WHAT? BPL is a hiking forum now? I must have missed that memo. (y'all recognize sarcasm, right?) Those pics are a nice teaser. Looking forward to future reports.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Out and about having a great time.
June 30, 7:38pm

I agree - and it would be much better to collect this information somewhere central, instead of numerous threads and attachments :/ >Do you have a list somewhere of these values for the comm...

In GEAR » Which is warmer?
June 30, 12:44pm

Re: Custe SP, Theodore Roosevelt NP, and MN.
SHT was on the radar as well...but...Would you choose it over Pictured Rocks? I refuse to accept your dichotomy ... :-) Both would be very doable. Gooseberry Falls is only about 40 miles from ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Custe SP, Theodore Roosevelt NP, and MN.
June 29, 8:41pm

Re: Custe SP, Theodore Roosevelt NP, and MN.
or ??? Well ... Lake Superior's north Shore. Head east on I-94 from TRNP until you get to Fargo. Then take US-10 to Motely, MN. From there take MN-210 until you reach I-35 near Carlton, M...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Custe SP, Theodore Roosevelt NP, and MN.
June 29, 4:47pm

Re: Pattern
I've had good luck with the patterns that Thru-hiker makes/sells. I have also done well with stuff from, but one point of clarification ... they sell kits (pattern + materia...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wind shirt
June 19, 7:23am

Re: Carried by the wind
Just a couple times I've caught sight of a conifer releasing pollen ... looked like smoke from a campfire.

In Photo Gallery » Carried by the wind
June 18, 8:17pm

Re: BG and the Demise of BPL
More concerning to me is the unprecedented amount of slanderous personal attacks by other BPL members over the past few months, along with the constant complaining and whining about just about ever...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BG and the Demise of BPL
June 17, 6:47pm

Re: Sand Socks: lightest camp shoes
I've used the Grip Socks from the same folks. Including 11 days on trail at Philmont. pros: * light ... 3.3oz for a pair that fit my size 12 feet * dry reasonably quick cons: * to...

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 16, 9:26pm

Re: UV not so great for me
@Art: I think Sawyer has figured filtering out, finally. That would be nice. I've had too much problems with filters clogging to feel comfortable with them. But maybe there has been pr...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outbreak of Giardiasis Associated with Drinking Surface Water Along a Hiking Trail [Aquamira]
June 14, 12:26pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim Colten

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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
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