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Re: Winter Footwear Solutions
Hi Travis, Here in MN we have less cold that you (less in quantity and quality!) but it doesn't take much imagination to bridge the temperature gap and post-holing in snow shoes requires no ...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear Solutions
October 03, 8:37am

Re: ok
Maybe I can help you add Minnesota to that list? Or meet halfway in WI as a teaser?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » winter in NY
October 01, 7:04pm

Re: re:considering a new tent"
Hi Vicki, Feeling envy over The Princess's new palace? (he-he) There are a few mids (pyramids) here: The inner tents are...

In GEAR » considering a new tent
September 29, 4:11pm

Re: Blown Snow
Well, there's blown snow and then there's BLOWN SNOW (photo is from Ground Truth Trekking) It really depends on the nature of the snow and the exposure. Good snow camping in my neck of...

In GEAR » Lightest tent for snow?
September 28, 5:52pm

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: 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

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