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Re: planning an August trip
Tammy, I can't think of a 6-7 day stretch of the SHT that would not be very enjoyable. If this were a once in a lifetime SHT trip I might suggest a stretch that included the best of the bes...

In Post-Trip Reports » superior hiking trail
June 15, 6:48am

Re: Polycro
Do you know of an on-line supplier for the double coated sil-nylon? If you don't find a commercial source, this MYOG article might get you what you want.

In GEAR » ground sheet
June 08, 4:19am

Re: I seems obvious to me.
At the risk of sounding preachy, I have just 3 words of advice .... "Park Your Car" It's the only way I can maintain being merely "too overweight" vs much more so. It&...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I seems obvious to me.
June 03, 3:49pm

Re: Need advice on a bicycle
I'm a bike commuter (when roads are ice/snow free) and I'm gonna be contrary and suggest that the type of bike is pretty much irrelevant for a six mile round trip commute. Factors that a...

In Other Activities » Need advice on a bicycle
June 03, 12:44pm

Re: inverting space for a vapor barrier?
How the heck do you place a polypro sock, a vapor barrier sock and an insulating sock in the same boot which you had fitted for just a regular insulated sock? Would not even try. VBL being suit...

In GEAR » inverting space for a vapor barrier?
May 29, 8:40pm

Hipbelt pockets for Virga
I bet that Zpacks hip belts would work with a Virga ... they are designed for Joe's packs, which have 1 and 1.5 inch belt options

In GEAR » Granite Gear Hipbelt Pockets
May 29, 5:34am

Re: SHT Muddy & Slippery
Hiking poles are a blessing for mud and slippery sections. That descent from Hellacious Overlook was what convinced me to try those wussie sticks. Took a couple days to get comfortable with th...

In Post-Trip Reports » superior hiking trail
May 28, 9:28am

superior hiking trail
Roleigh, You'll encounter a variety of soils on the SHT, some will be slippery when wet but many handle water well. I think the most treacherous footing I've encountered was coming off ...

In Post-Trip Reports » superior hiking trail
May 28, 8:28am

Re: How compressible is climashield XP?
Someone on Thru-Hiker's forum asked a similar question about a slightly larger quilt (20% larger) made with 1 layer of 5oz XP. Ayce estimated about 1 cubic foot (1728 cubic inches, 29 liters)....

In GEAR » How compressible is climashield XP?
May 27, 9:52pm

Re: superior hiking trail
Jim - You're good There aren't too many wide open river views on the trail. That segment was my first SHT experience and remains my favorite. I've walked it 4, maybe 5 times, most ...

In Post-Trip Reports » superior hiking trail
May 27, 9:39pm

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