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How about a MOOSE running off with a pack!
Read a story once about a bull moose being attracted to tobacco stored in a side pocket of an external frame pack. A shoulder strap became tangled in its antlers when the owner scared it off. T...

In Philosophy & Technique » If you were seperated from your pack...
October 31, 7:59am

Re: :)
Hey Steve.....when is the party bus leaving? ;-) And you know it - I need to break the new tent in....woo-hoo! The Rainbows are among the few TarpTents I haven't owned so I don't know...

In GEAR » Hey Ben2World......
October 28, 9:59am

Re: :)
Oh boy .... now you've stepped onto the Tarptent slippery slope. So many interesting models that it's hard to stop at just one. I know, I've been there:-)

In GEAR » Hey Ben2World......
October 27, 1:36pm

Re: BWCAW Fall 2008
Thanks for the great report. Reminds me that it's been too long since my last fall trip there. 25MPH winds on Alice during cold water season ... you were wise to hole up and wait it out. G...

In Post-Trip Reports » BWCAW Fall 2008
October 27, 9:23am

Re: Kitchen cover?
Has anyone tried Polycryo film as an overhead tarp? (the material that GossamerGear sells as groundcloths). GG's size would make a pretty tiny tarp but it's sold as window insulation in la...

In GEAR » Kitchen cover?
October 24, 4:28pm

Re: need help custom fitting Frogg Toggs pants
check with fabric shops that cater to the outdoors market(questoutfitters, seattle fabrics, owfinc). They might sell seam tape.

In Make Your Own Gear » need help custom fitting Frogg Toggs pants
October 22, 2:13am

Re: Virga
I use the Virga and love it. It can carry more than 20lbs. comfortably. At least 25 I'd say. That pack is wicked comfortable if you pack it right. That's my experience too. I'm not ...

In GEAR » Pack Comparison
October 20, 9:00am

Re: Pack Comparison
Roman, Where in SW Louisana? (I was born in Lafayette, but am a successful northern transplant:-) If you can get by with 3000ci, you might find the vapor trail a bit roomy. Vapor Trail is 3...

In GEAR » Pack Comparison
October 16, 6:43pm

Re: Anybody had to self-evac after tib/fib injury?
Well, for epic tales of self rescue, there's always Doug Scott's retreat from the Ogre

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anybody had to self-evac after tib/fib injury?
October 13, 5:03pm

optimal down density?: question for Richard...
Richard, Thank you for some info regarding clo and down. It's always bugged me to have no objective comparison of the insulation value of an ounce of down vs an ounce of synthetics. Can yo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question of the day?
October 13, 2:51am

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