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Re: Hike over
Sounds grueling! I've had a couple much less ambitious snowshoe outings turn into comedies due to deep and fresh snow (and those were on relatively flat terrain, dead flat by SHT standards!). ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Superior Hiking Trail southbound thru-hike Jan 3-17, 2009
January 05, 12:11pm

Re: WTB Down Bag
content removed, the item has been sold

In Gear Swap » WTB Down Bag
January 05, 11:00am

yet another pack comment: AT Thru-Hike, 2009
Ed, Do you have the Nimbus Meridian yet? Reason I ask is that I have trouble filling a GG Virga (3200 CI)with a load filling about the same needs as yours and with my 2X size, most of my items ...

In Gear Lists » AT Thru-Hike, 2009
January 02, 6:08pm

Re: tarp-tent camping
Adding to Peter's good advice ... I've used floorless Squall and Cloudburst models from and a floorless TT1 made from instructions at the same site. I'm 3" shorter...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » tarp-tent camping
January 02, 2:11pm

Re: Lightweight Headware Systems.
does anyone offer free instructions or a pattern for a hat like the rayway hat? i can see its just a simple 3pc shell but Im thinking of a DIY like it using down as insulation. Jan Rezac descri...

In GEAR » Lightweight headwear systems
January 02, 10:51am

Re: Bivy in the Snow
Denis: Nah, we call it "camping season"! Ben: We had the benefit of that being just an overnight outing so we had SOME confidence in the weather forecast. There were five of us out ...

In GEAR » Tarptent Scarp1 (4 season -freestanding)
December 28, 8:03am

Re: Ultralight backpacking gear lists.
Noah, Ditto the comments cheering a scout starting out on the light path! I see that you've also found the Philmont forum here at BPL and that Peter has pointed you to Doug Prosser's ...

In Gear Lists » Ultralight backpacking gear lists.
December 28, 7:31am

Re: UL Tarp poles
Mike's correct, the easton poles sold by GG and most UL shelter vendors do bow easily. I was comfortable with that for solo sized shelters before I started using trekking poles but it DID take...

In GEAR » UL Tarp poles
December 25, 8:29am

Re: 2.5 Climashield XP/Momentum quilt
quilt dimensions?

In Gear Swap » 2.5 Climashield XP/Momentum quilt, ipod Nano, Capilene 1, Sunglasses
December 24, 6:21am

testing 456
so I guess there's no way to quote another post besides copying the text and putting it in quotes "" Does the above accomplish what you want?

In User Test Forum » testing 123
December 23, 11:00am

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