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Re: rope
If you bring rope, do you get grief over it? We brought a combo of nylon rope and mule tape in 2007. Got no grief as long as we used their approach of hanging from two separately tied ropes. A...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 23, 10:31am

Re: combining a hippack with a frameless pack?
I used a size medium Golite Breeze riding on top of a pretty sturdy 700ci lumbar pack for a couple years. I liked the setup but have since switched to GG Virga which weighs about half what the two...

In GEAR » combining a hippack with a frameless pack?
May 21, 8:02am

Re: Thickness of ThinLight Pad for Legs?
I bought a 60" long 1/8" thinlight in a successful attempt to prove that I want more padding than that. Afterwards I cut it in half then joined the pieces with duct tape, making it easy ...

In GEAR » Thickness of ThinLight Pad for Legs?
May 20, 12:15pm

Re: Winter canister stove warmer idea.
I should also have remembered to ask your definition of cold conditions ... 35F is cold for some folks but very different than 0F. Also, which fuel? On a recent BSA outing we were using a two b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Winter canister stove warmer idea.
May 19, 9:07am

Re: Winter canister stove warmer idea.
that kind of idea was mentioned in a forum article here a few years ago. I don't recall much discussion or the submitter giving detail on performance. 50C seems a little warm for that use ....

In Make Your Own Gear » Winter canister stove warmer idea.
May 19, 6:33am

Re: Light Bear Ropes
Douglas, Maybe you meant 7/64 inch? (is 2.5 mm). $0.22/ft here http://www.go2marine.com/product.do?no=38345F&WT.mc_id=gb1

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 15, 9:22pm

Re: Trek 23
Phil, About your Virga ... Philmont tends to discourage solo tenting. Might be worth contacting them b4 you leave. I shared a RainShadow with our scoutmaster on trek 20 in 2007. It attracte...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
May 14, 5:57pm

Re: Help with - Compass Lanyard / Cord Buckle
This Article is about a break away lanyard made from a cat collar. The idea could be adapted to your need.

In Make Your Own Gear » Help with - Compass Lanyard / Cord Buckle
May 14, 5:49pm

Re: MYOG Preheater
not Roger here but this gave me an excuse to look for numbers to go with the vague advice I have long heard that stainless steel is a poor heat conductor. This Source lists stainless's t...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - A Winter Canister Stove using your Summer Upright Stove and the Brunton Stove Stand
May 14, 5:43pm

Re: BPL Classics - We want your input
distillations of Bill Fornshell's MYOG projects and subsequent Q&A

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPL Classics - We want your input
May 13, 6:51am

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