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Re: Anyone know any BSA troops in the NYC Metro Area looking for used trad Camping gear donations
Hi Richard, When I was in the same boat I contacted my local BSA Council office. Not knowing me from Adam they weren't gonna connect me with a unit (youth protection guidelines) but I dropp...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone know any BSA troops in the NYC Metro Area looking for used trad Camping gear donations
June 11, 7:29am

Re: Adding post to: "Outbreak of Giardiasis Associated with Drinking Surface Water Along a Hiking Trail [Aquamira]"
Let's start with What follows isn't just MN talking. It is based on info from folks I trust to be objective to a fault (if there can be fault in that). Also personal experience. MDH&#...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outbreak of Giardiasis Associated with Drinking Surface Water Along a Hiking Trail [Aquamira]
June 10, 9:26pm

Re: SD 20% discount
They already have some items discounted to prices comparable to the best I could find elsewhere. And this code works on those sale prices. Not bad ... if they have what you want in your size.

In Gear Deals » SD 20% discount
June 10, 9:05pm

Re: "Old" Houdini 10 or 15 Denier Fabric? Has Patagonia changed it again?
Has Patagonia listened and changed the fabric back to the good stuff Thread size is one factor that influences breath-ability. Calendaring is another factor ... a negative factor. I'm not ...

In GEAR » "Old" Houdini 10 or 15 Denier Fabric? Has Patagonia changed it again?
June 10, 8:56pm

Reading glasses
I found these Foster Grant foldable reading glasses at Walgreens. The bows are three segment telescoping the the frames hinge at the nose bridge. The come in a plastic case. 1.16oz, half that w...

In GEAR » Reading glasses
May 20, 10:52pm

Re: SHT - Daughter's first real backpacking trip - video
So nice ..... Get'm while their young:-)

In Post-Trip Reports » SHT - Daughter's first real backpacking trip - video
May 20, 10:40pm

Hijacked?: Sugru perhaps?
Threadjacking (hey, it's my own thread, so my perogative ?): how you like that Deuce Scoop ? It's light, but maybe only an oz or so weight savings over the ubiquitous orange plastic one; ki...

In GEAR » re-coating handles on Evernew pot
May 19, 9:59pm

Re: Potty trowel
In another thread John Eyles asked how I like the Deuce Scoop. So I'm replying here. I already owned a Big Dig (BD) from QiWiz but being a gearaholic I picked up a Deuce Scoop (DS) during a...

In GEAR » Potty trowel
May 19, 9:53pm

local source: Sugru perhaps?
Having a Deuce Scoop in need of softer handle edges I checked for a local brick & motor source of sugru ... lo & behold, the big red bulls eye carries it (the mother ship of which is walkin...

In GEAR » re-coating handles on Evernew pot
May 19, 2:49pm

Re: Sugru perhaps?
Small quantity, relatively cheap: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI0001P?I=LXD727&P=8 Careful ... that is 1/16" ID, 3/23 and 1/8 available from same seller though. But don't...

In GEAR » re-coating handles on Evernew pot
May 18, 7:31am

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