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Re: Sewing Climashield Insulation for a sleeping bag question
Most (all?) cottage gear makers just sew the perimeter of "continuous filament" insulation like Climashield. That has worked well in my MYOG quilts, although mine shaped quilts, not flat...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Climashield Insulation for a sleeping bag question
September 26, 5:59am

Re: UL at 0° F?
responding to a couple comments here: * as Stephen M hinted ... the answer will depend on how reliable you think your weather guessers are. That varies by region. Snowfall amounts can be very h...

In Winter Hiking » UL at 0° F?
September 22, 8:28pm

Re: Name the Potty Trowel
Too lazy to read all previous submissions (stuck with a mobile device for now) ... But in case it has not been offered yet Ace of Spades

In Gear Deals » Name the Potty Trowel
September 09, 8:30am

Re: Backup filter for Isle Royale
A friend who has no tolerance for clogged filters has used as a pre-filter: http://www.dudadiesel.com/choose_item.php?id=PTFEP3S for a few years. Filtration is not a simple "catches...

In GEAR » Backup filter for Isle Royale
August 24, 11:05am

REI 2014 Labor Day sale
Sale catalog arrived today, sale starts Friday 8/22 I didn't see a much for a UL hiker but do like the 35% discount on a shoe I find comfortable when at home (Merrell Chameleon 4 low tops). ...

In Gear Deals » REI 2014 Labor Day sale
August 21, 6:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: chaff
Idester, you've outdone yourself on that reply! I can't decide between nodding approval or snorting laughter! But then I also don't have an emoticon for either of those:-)

In Editor's Roundtable » Martin Titanium Knife
August 15, 7:22am

Re: Speaking of Camp Chairs ...
Hey! I have a Crazy Creek knockoff I'm not using. Let the bidding begin! Just kidding (about the bidding). But timing might be right to list it in Gear Swap?

In GEAR » Speaking of Camp Chairs ...
August 12, 10:03pm

Re: Ultralight Beverage Carbonator
One more question ... how many pints can a 16g CO2 cartridge carbonate?

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultralight Beverage Carbonator
August 11, 3:04am

Re: Winter boot fans, start drooling now.
It IS important to use some sort of overboot when snowshoeing in fabric boots for multiple day outings. Without them you'll start accumulating ice in the fabric ... more each day. Gators alon...

In GEAR » Winter boot fans, start drooling now...
August 09, 3:48pm

Re: Winter boot fans, start drooling now.
The thin all fabric upper would not serve you well for long days in the snowshoe binding. The binding needs to be tight and without a stiff upper support over the forefoot, will cut the circulation...

In GEAR » Winter boot fans, start drooling now...
August 09, 9:33am

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