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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

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

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