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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

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

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