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Re: Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian- 2nd failure out of 2
Granite Gear; are you listening? Sorry to hear Granite Gear is having quality problems, that's an area they tend to focus on. They've always been responsive to my queries (info queries,...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian- 2nd failure out of 2
August 15, 9:33am

Re: Packrafting in the BWCAW?
I've been wondering the much the same ... except more along the lines of canoing to one of the BWCAW's Primitive Management Areas, caching the canoe and bushwhacking into small lakes insid...

In Packrafting » Packrafting in the BWCAW?
August 12, 1:07pm

Re: Brawny Gear Brawny Sleepnet
The dual use aspect of this is attractive but for my own most common situation (upper midwest summers), there are many nights which start out too warm to be in a sleeping bag or under a quilt so I ...

In GEAR » Brownie Gear Brownie Sleepnet
August 05, 10:02pm

Re: Bright colours
Come on guys, stop trying to avoid pointing the finger at hunter stupidity. Roger is partially correct regarding stupidity. But I'll submit that merely rising above stupidity is inadequate ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
August 05, 9:51pm

Re: Convincing Non-Backpackers
Micheal, It only took me eight years to accomplish that so maybe my advice ain't so useful ... but I recruited another backpacking scouter to help me bootstrap the idea. First trip we had...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » A Forum for Scouts and Scouters
August 05, 3:45pm

Re: Trek 23, July 10-22
Phil, Thanks for the great trip/gear report.

In Philmont » LIghtweight Philmont Experince
July 24, 9:36pm

Re: Spinnaker Shortage
Thanks for the explanation Ron. Good to hear there's a good possibility of seeing it available again pretty soon. Of course a 25% cost increase leaves a big lump in my throat but it's...

In GEAR » Spinnaker shortages
July 22, 8:11am

: Re: Officially joining the UL ranks . . . slowly
Christopher, Like I said, it's your hike and once again, enjoy it ... that's the whole idea anyway. But stay open to the possibility that you might try tarping some day. When I first...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Officially joining the UL ranks . . . slowly
July 19, 10:18pm

Re: Officially joining the UL ranks . . . slowly
Note: this is in no way a judgement of the parameters you've set ... just an analysis of their wt effects. (after all, it is YOUR hike, not mine). But I feel compelled to say that at 16# base ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Officially joining the UL ranks . . . slowly
July 19, 3:02pm

Re: Short Pads
1) Do you put your pillow on top of your mat or off the end? If on top you lose length and your knees might drop off the end. 2) Do you plan on putting anything down on the ground under your feet?...

In GEAR » short thick pads
July 19, 2:23pm

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