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Re: Tarptent Scarp1 (4 season -freestanding)
A tent, Sam? A TENT? And to think, just last February you were waking up like this he-he

In GEAR » Tarptent Scarp1 (4 season -freestanding)
December 08, 9:21pm

Re: Backpacking Bucket List
age 59 (soon) JMT Wonderland Trail anywhere a former co-worker wants to take me in Glacier NP winter BWCAW traverse

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpakcing Bucket List
December 06, 6:46pm

Re: Tent
Eric, We can offer a more informed answer if we know more about your intended use ... especially climate. Also, how much too small was the Solitaire for your comfort. But you can find w good...

In GEAR » Tent
December 02, 9:37am

Re: Magic Golite Thread
Thru-Hiker has something called Hydrophobe 100% Polyester Thread with Anti-Wicking Finish (near the bottom of the page).

In Make Your Own Gear » Magic Golite Thread
December 01, 11:03am

Re: DIY lightweight wallet
Nice little project. But I'm not sure it'd replace a ziploc snack bag for me. Perfectly sized for paper money (U.S. currency), driver's license and payment cards. Also waterproof e...

In GEAR » DIY lightweight wallet
December 01, 8:56am

That's a nice pack! Well thought and superbly executed.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG PACK01
November 30, 7:57am

Went looking for a link to Simblissity LevaGaitors for a gift ideas list only to discover that they've entered into an exclusive agreement with BPL to sell their light wt gear (which is fine) ....

In GEAR » Simblissity?
November 27, 7:50am

Re: Are single walled tents REALLY that light?
I think this is mainly an HYOH thing. I find myself using tarps or TarpTents depending on conditions and/or my own whim. However, I must admit that I used a trusty old double wall tent on a can...

In GEAR » Are single walled tents REALLY that light?
November 27, 7:42am

Re: Pinnacle pack loads
I have carried 30-32 lbs comfortably in my Pinnacle pack a couple of times with no trouble at all. That's encouraging (am waiting for a used Pinnacle to arrive). I should be down to abou...

In Editor's Roundtable » Osprey Exos Backpack Review
November 26, 8:48am

FS: Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
FS: Granite Gear Latitude Vapor Regular torso length (18"-21") Purchased on this forum from an owner who dis...

In Gear Swap » FS: Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
November 24, 9:38pm

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