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Re: Taking good parmesan cheese on the trail
well ... what IS cheese after all? It is an ancient biotechnology for storing milk without refrigeration. Cheese is aged, sometimes for months, at moderate non-refrigerated temps. Hard cheeses...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Taking good parmesan cheese on the trail
November 21, 4:46am

Re: diy gun dispenser
Nice!

In Make Your Own Gear » Hysol at retail stores?
November 19, 11:31am

Re: Backpacking in Tornado areas
Do folk who backpack in Tornado areas carry a weather radio and if you get very bad forecast would you try to get back to your car or hunker down somewhere (if that's possible) short answer ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking in Tornado areas
November 18, 1:24am

Re: Met it on the trail :-0
We walked around a corner and there it was, about 15 yards from us. Notice an adrenaline surge, perhaps? My dog never noticed a thing but made sure to roll in the freshest lion scat he found. ...

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
November 17, 11:38am

Re: Hysol
If you have access to a Fastenal store, I do. they could order it without your having to have it shipped. That's what I thought ... was still charged fro shipping to the local store.

In Make Your Own Gear » Hysol at retail stores?
November 10, 8:11pm

Re: Extreme cold weather clothing systems and other related issues
Skurka ... He seems to be obsessed with speed, records, huge distances True. But perhaps I assumed from your other thread about a winter version of KG's 1000 mile Brooks Range trek that you...

In Winter Hiking » Extreme cold weather clothing systems and other related issues
November 04, 7:25am

Re: Extreme cold weather clothing systems and other related issues
Skurka's winter travel history could provide some perspective here. His Sea-to-Sea hike had him in Northern Michigan, Northern Wisconsin and Northern Minnesota from mid January to late March...

In Winter Hiking » Extreme cold weather clothing systems and other related issues
November 03, 8:20pm

Re: Fire starters
Someone posted two weeks ago about filling each compartment of a cardboard egg carton with a tablespoon of wax and cutting out 12 fire starters. I tried it and while not SUL, it made a REALLY effec...

In Philosophy & Technique » Fire starters
November 03, 12:20pm

transportation options? "The Wonderland Trail"
Are there any public transportation options available between seatac and the park?

In Editor's Roundtable » The Wonderland Trail
October 29, 5:48pm

Re: mid-November hiking in driving distance from St. Paul MN
Most of the SHT is closed during Firearms Deer hunting season, 11/9-11/24. Details can be found at http://shta.org/Conditions.php Closed or not and regardless of clothing color.... my own prefe...

In Pre-Trip Planning » mid-November hiking in driving distance from St. Paul MN
October 27, 7:39am

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