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Re: Adventure
I prefer Roald Amundsen's point of view. I'd always heard that he said "Incompetent explorers have adventures. I have experiences" But all I can find online right now is...

In Philosophy & Technique » Adventure
February 09, 3:32pm

Re: Tarps!
Here is a Link to a combo of knots allowing guyline adjustment at the tarp end.

In GEAR » Tarps!
February 09, 12:56pm

Re: sleeping in bear country
Tylenol makes sleeping pills (simply sleep) also known as benadryl, I believe.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Whats my problem
January 29, 10:28pm

Re: 2009 SHT Thru Hike List
Lake Agnes from Lutsen Speaking of Lake Agnes. This panorama is from Todd Williams. Pretty sure it's from the headland between the two campsites. I'm enjoying snow camping ... but p...

In Gear Lists » 2009 SHT Thru Hike List
January 29, 10:16am

Re: 2009 SHT Thru Hike List: Pack
Dan, Allow me to suggest ways you might be comfortable with a frameless pack with the pack weight you seem likely to end up with. (fully realizing that YMMV) In my experience (almost all with...

In Gear Lists » 2009 SHT Thru Hike List
January 29, 8:14am

Re: 2009 SHT Thru Hike List
Photo @ Jim Jim I'd agree with you but I'm not sure which photo album you might be looking at. I have those pictures posted in at least three locations. That'd be This one

In Gear Lists » 2009 SHT Thru Hike List
January 28, 9:06pm

OT: 2009 SHT Thru Hike List
Sam, your note prompted me to re-visit your photo album. Let me try to guess the location of another photo ... #2of36 ... North Carlson Pond?? (near the Arrowhead trail) ... the Hoover Dam of beav...

In Gear Lists » 2009 SHT Thru Hike List
January 28, 11:42am

Re: MYOG VB Liner Test Last Night
James, Thanks for the nice test report. Yes I know most stay inside in this weather, but I prefer to see my behavior as motivated by a passion for scientific knowledge (thanks to Roger C.) ra...

In GEAR » Vapor Barrier question
January 27, 2:51pm

Re: Use of tarps
I have been using a tarptent but want to try just a tarp. In thinking about this, I kind of wonder what the tarp is actually for. Why do you use a tarp at all? What's the purpose? If it isn&...

In Philosophy & Technique » Use of tarps
January 24, 12:03pm

Re: How many wide-mouth nalgene canteens and what size?
How many wide mouth Nalgene canteens would you carry for a 3 day winter trip Sounds like an arithmetic problem to me. (Daily water needs divided by how many times per day you expect to be able ...

In Winter Hiking » How many wide-mouth nalgene canteens and what size?
January 23, 4:53pm

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