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All Forum Posts by James Pitts

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Re: cutting the beer can
I cut the can with a pair of scissors. This works well. As far as taking the TOP off of the can this is a different matter. The SafeCut can openener (and similar ones I have tried) just eat up...

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY BB aka Gasified Wood Stove
June 07, 10:31am

Re: Antigravity Gear status
I have a similar AGG story. I ordered a pot cozy (because I am too lazy to make one)... a "custom design". I filled in the form and submitted it. Then I forgot all about the matter. A...

In GEAR » Antigravity Gear status
May 29, 9:00pm

Re: FeatherFire Stove
The stove has a lot of moving parts. One of the things I like about my stove is that it is so simple... nothing to break. Still, it's a cool design for sure. Actually I am liking the fuel bo...

In GEAR » FeatherFire Stove
May 29, 8:54pm

Re: James, re:The Ten Essentials
We always have fun. It doesn't take much for them to have a good time. If there is food involved they are generally up the task. The key is to remember that it's all about developing lea...

In GEAR » The Ten Essentials
May 29, 8:53pm

Re: Mariposa Plus and Miniposa initial impressions
The Mariposa Plus is made from 70 denier 2.2 oz. urethane-coated ripstop nylon. The Mariposa (not "plus") is 30 denier 1.3 oz. silicone-coated ripstop nylon... same material as the Minip...

In GEAR » GG Mariposa Plus
May 29, 5:45pm

Re: Re: The Ten Essentials
While I agree that cotton isn't an ideal fabric for many conditions, the simple fact is that many parents just don't want to spend ANY money on their kids... in fact based on my experience ...

In GEAR » The Ten Essentials
May 26, 9:15am

Re: welding
Most of my pots are aluminum except a few that are Ti. I would have used an aluminum pot with aluminum fins. I won't go into why I use aluminum pots because the last time I got into that disc...

In Make Your Own Gear » Alcohol stove idea
May 25, 5:49pm

Re: working on my JMT gear list
I passed the campfire test!!!! I didn't even have to use cheat mode!

In Gear Lists » working on my JMT gear list
May 25, 5:47pm

Re: Non-integrated fins won't work... at all...
Joshua, I think this is a very accurate statement. I have talked with a friend of mine who welds (he is really good) to see how to make a SUL version of the Jetboil pot. So far I don't have a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Alcohol stove idea
May 25, 3:10pm

Re: working on my JMT gear list
I gotta get my act together... I will be on the JMT from 8/3 to 8/25 and my performance on prep work as been deplorable! Oh... on edit my reason for posting! I also was thinking of taking my Bu...

In Gear Lists » working on my JMT gear list
May 25, 2:36pm

All Reader Reviews by James Pitts

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Pro-Tick Remedy Pro-Tick
I am so glad someone posted a review of this gizmo. First let me say that you can remove a tick with a pair of tweezers. The Pro-Tick Remedy tool is not multi-use like tweezers. That said, it w...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
May 26, 11:18am

Repel Lemon Euculyptus Insect Spray
I am a huge fan of 3M Ultrathon largely because the stuff works REALLY WELL... for what I use it for. So this is sort of my "gold standard"... encapsulated DEET lotion. That said, differ...

In Miscellaneous Products
May 26, 10:24am

Mountainsmith Wisp
I forget when I bought this. It was on an uber-closeout type deal. This sleeping bag is not made anymore. The facts: - 750+ fill down - Size Long (6' 6") Weight: Says 24 oz, 23 oz in ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 08, 9:27pm

Marmot Atom
Let's get down to the facts: - Temp rating: 40 degrees - Size Long (6' 6") Weight: 20 oz on the box, 22 oz in my kitchen. - Shell: Pertex Quantum N-090 Ripstop - Lining: Pertex ...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 08, 9:14pm

Martin Backpacker Guitar
Now here is a review you don't see every day. This was a very thoughtful gift from my dear wife. I am an avid guitar player but leave my music at home when I hike because a flat-top 6-string ...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 08, 8:54pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
What's with people that review gear they have never owned nor tested in the field? This is a mystery to me. Anyway, on to the Jetboil. I bought this because... I had an REI dividend and the...

In Stoves - Canister
January 08, 7:58pm

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
This was my default insulating layer until I bought the MontBell Down Inner Jacket. This jacket is very warm, as is the vest. I prefer the older models (05 and later) to the newer ones. I recall ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
January 08, 7:49pm

What is there to review? Be careful driving in the parking lot because people seem to switch off their brains when they walk about outside the store. Seriously, they take anything back and there a...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 08, 7:46pm

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
...and they really mean it. I have seen people hopelessly abuse the return policy but REI stands by it. The prices are fair, especially if you use an REI Gold Visa. The dividend makes for a nice gi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 08, 7:43pm

Therm-A-Rest Lite Seat
Works great and is light but very comfortable. It takes quite a beating and will eventually get a hole in it. I have had to make two repairs to mine. I use it to extend my sleeping pad setup when I...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
January 08, 11:52am