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RE: Will they let you do this?
What are your thoughts on boots vs. trailrunners? I never make footwear recommendations ... but at the end of the day I'd say "look for a good deal on some lighter low cut shoes, use th...

In Philmont » Will they let you do this?
January 06, 3:34pm

Implications of UL Base Weight
paraphrasing Paul: It's still about the experience out there (outside in the real world), not in here (cyberspace). hear, hear! I once knew a Soils Science PHD candidate doing research on t...

In Philosophy & Technique » Implications of UL Base Weight
January 06, 2:53pm

Implications of UL Base Weight
The issue I've had with "he who dies with the lightest pack wins" is that I want to come back alive! So my adaptation is "he who comes back content/happy/pleased with the ligh...

In Philosophy & Technique » Implications of UL Base Weight
January 06, 12:07pm

Re: It’s different for everyone. . .
Roger says: Ahhhh... I beg to disagree. Sweating is a physiological reaction to excess body temperature. Keep the temp down and the body does not need to sweat like that. and Chad says: what wo...

In GEAR » Another breathability question
January 05, 2:12pm

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
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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

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