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Re: glove liners in bed
Anyone else ever worn light gloves to bed in the winter? Absolutely yes! Any time the expected temp is expected to dip towards 35F or lower. Cold fingers, toes and nose are the last barrier to...

In Winter Hiking » glove liners in bed
December 11, 6:04am

Re: VBL socks
Thin neoprene diver's socks make the best and warmest socks. The recently recently mentioned Adirondack Mountain Club's Winter Mountaineering School Handbook gives that a qualified endor...

December 09, 7:44pm

Stephenson's Warmlite

December 09, 4:09pm

Re: Cabela's PowerDry Hoodie $35.99 online
Those looking for same fabric but in weights better suited to less cold temps might like these deals: silk wt crew: http://bit.ly/IzQX4t mid wt crew: http://bit.ly/19tM5EK Note: neither are...

In Gear Deals » Cabela's PowerDry Hoodie $35.99 online
December 08, 3:41pm

Re: Your "stupid light" moments.
FSO gear list for a mid September six day 600 mile solo bike tour in MN and the Dakotas: Peugeot PX-10 bike (great ride) brand X aluminum rack Brooks seat bag spare tire very small tool kit ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Your "stupid light" moments.
December 05, 9:32pm

Re: Mechanical pencils
Nick, I'm not sure your pencil apprenticeship is complete ... have you read How to Sharpen Pencils? The author is even a Blackwing fan.

In GEAR » Which Pencil for the JMT?
December 05, 7:02pm

Re: Superior - 2 nights on the SHT in Minnesota
@Harrison: "Yooper" ... I'm not, but it does leave me wondering how many BPLers understand that term:-) @Sam: I'll try to give salve for that hope if I can get a suitable crew ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior - 2 nights on the SHT in Minnesota
December 05, 6:52pm

Re: Hem on the Bias
Jim if you would be so kind as to expound on your previous thought, I'm not sure I've quite followed you. Sure. I should start by saying none of these thoughts are originally mine ......

In Make Your Own Gear » 8-Sided Winter Tipi
December 04, 8:18pm

Re: Hem on the Bias
Hem on a bias ... for the sake of strengthening the tent and making it pitch better. Um ... no? It might help how the pitch looks but it moves the stretch from where you want it (center of pa...

In Make Your Own Gear » 8-Sided Winter Tipi
December 04, 6:05am

Re: Re: Re: Mukluks?
Max asked: What determines if it's a Steger Mukluk or not? Mukluks are a type of footwear. Steger is a brand of mukluks from a company started and AFAIK still run by Patti Steger, former sp...

In GEAR » Steger Mukluks
December 02, 1:10pm

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