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Re: Neos Trekker over FB overboots?: Winter Footwear Solutions
From Dustin> Would over boots like the Neos with CCF insole combined with a big puffy down slippers not work? That is a possibility. We'd definitely want more than a 3/8 CCF on the botto...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear Solutions
October 25, 6:31am

Neos Trekker over FB overboots?: Winter Footwear Solutions
So I found an acceptable(to me) price and pulled the trigger on a pair of Neos Trekker overboots. First impressions: not terribly light ... 18.1oz each shoe compared to 17.8oz for size 14 Ino...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear Solutions
October 23, 6:13pm

Re: Evolution of a MYOG bivy
Fantastic, Lance. That's a bivvy that would enhance any gear manufacturer's product line. What did you end up with for dimensions (length, foot girth and max girth).

In Make Your Own Gear » Evolution of a MYOG bivy
October 22, 11:05am

Re: MN BPLers
Do I have to be from Minnesota? Absolutely not ... you are welcome any time. I can't even fake the accent convincingly. No problem, we'll have you spouting Sven and Olie jokes before t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
October 20, 12:05pm

Great to see there's been a fair amount of recent forum traffic from Minnesotans. All the Sierra Nevada group organizing going on is getting me wondering if there'd be interest in some g...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
October 20, 10:11am

Re: Acclimitization to cold
+1 everything that Owen said. And I'd add that I'm convinced that purposefully under dressing a little for my day-to-day short exposures to the cold enhances that acclimatization. But...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acclimitization to cold
October 19, 9:37pm

Re: New camera
The ClearViewer is 23 grams. The felt bag is 3 grams. Together they are 27 grams, so there is some rounding up of fractions my scale doesn't measure. Apologies in advance, but you can take t...

In GEAR » New camera
October 10, 5:03pm

Re: Trap Hills
Nice trip report. Looks like a destination to add to my "list". Reading about your (de)hydration woes took me uncomfortably back to a similar experience I had 15 years ago. Took a co...

In Post-Trip Reports » Trap Hills
October 04, 6:50am

pre-filtering solids
I know a few people who use these for pre-filtering solids: 0.5 micron - inexpensive and not heavy if you remove the stiff steel ring. Th...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 03, 5:12pm

Re: Where have all the Close Cell Foam Pads Gone?
As of this moment, Gossamergear has 3/8" evazote 19 3/8 inch by 59 1/8 inch 7.8-8.2 oz in stock: REI's blue foam is ...

In GEAR » Where have all the Close Cell Foam Pads Gone?
October 03, 4:54pm

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