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Re: Less Stroud is so tough...
Received two seasons of Surviverman DVDs for my birthday. Having never seen the show my first thought was along the lines of "Oh brother, how am I gonna pretend to enjoy this?" But we...

In Chaff » Less Stroud is so tough...
November 17, 9:46pm

Also, what do you guys call Methylated spirits (British name), and does it have any differing names in differing states That'd be denatured alcohol ... I don't know if it goes by other n...

In Chaff » R.I.P. - Bush Buddy rip off
November 17, 6:45am

Re: the burden of proof (Tarptent Sublite Silnylon Now Available)
When you are doing SUB 5, 4 ounces is critical. Mike, That is correct, but hardly applies to the topic. Henry said a Spinnaker SubLite would weigh 2oz less (19.5oz). Do you have room in a 79oz...

In GEAR » Tarptent Sublite Silnylon Now Available
November 15, 8:57am

Re: cartoon kitchen, gear list
1) Use as wide a pot as you can 2) Never run the stove flat out - half power is fine 3) Always use a good windshield around the stove and pot 4) Always have a lid on the pot 5) Dutch oven your ...

In Gear Lists » 8 Day Winter Gear List
November 12, 6:49am

Re: UL cooking platform
How ridged is that plastic? I'm wondering if it is ridged enough to serve as a frame in a frameless backpack? I've seen that idear on the G4 Pack yahoo group ... with a pair of small dia...

In GEAR » UL cooking platform
November 10, 3:03pm

Re: UL cutting boards
PS: We are in final editing on book 2. I handed off the final manuscript to my husband last night :-) Very excited! Probably not on a timeline that'd work to be included in a Christmas list?

In GEAR » UL cooking platform
November 10, 2:58pm

Re: 8 Day Winter Gear List
I'll be bringing a bushbuddy for the whole trip (even snow melting if req'd) and have some concerns with that. Here is one measured test of the BB as a snow melter. Note that while Sam ...

In Gear Lists » 8 Day Winter Gear List
November 10, 11:14am

Re: interested...
Sorry, in the intervening year I have toyed with omnitape enough to decide that it does not hold well enough for me in this kind of application ... I toss and turn too much.

In Make Your Own Gear » cheap source for omnitape
November 05, 7:05pm

Re: FS: Double Rainbow, Utopia 2+ **Price Drop**
Girl not for sale, but may will be willing to trade for Cuben Duo Mid. Oh boy, you're in for it now. Tempting ... but nah, look at the size of that gear pile. Too much baggage!

In Gear Swap » FS: Double Rainbow, Utopia 2+ **Price Drop**
November 02, 9:44am

waterproof packing
This is a fork from this thread which has was starting to wander from it's initial purpose Here is a packing method promoted by Cliff Jacobson, who has been leading adult and youth gro...

In Philosophy & Technique » waterproof packing
November 02, 9:30am

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