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Re: The actual capacity of a Mariposa pack.
Wax, This link at McHale Packs has an explanation why HeightxWidthxDepth is not a particularily accurate estimate of pack volume. The "Do this fun experiment:" section at the end is a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus Backpack REVIEW
June 16, 12:55pm

Re: 2.5 Gallon Water Containers
Albert: I'm not sure which route you're considering from Phillips Camp to Cito via Big Red but I don't think there'd be much distance penalty if you routed through Red Hills camp ....

In Philmont » Philmont Checklist
June 15, 10:11am

Re: Make me a miniature sleeping bag $$- Secret society
there is a club for men that recognize the genetic advantages of marrying a woman that is a lot smarter. LOL ... spent the past three days canoing with several long time friends and among our co...

In GEAR » Make me a miniature sleeping bag $$
June 15, 9:40am

Re: planning an August trip
Tammy, I can't think of a 6-7 day stretch of the SHT that would not be very enjoyable. If this were a once in a lifetime SHT trip I might suggest a stretch that included the best of the bes...

In Post-Trip Reports » superior hiking trail
June 15, 6:48am

Re: Polycro
Do you know of an on-line supplier for the double coated sil-nylon? If you don't find a commercial source, this MYOG article might get you what you want.

In GEAR » ground sheet
June 08, 4:19am

Re: I seems obvious to me.
At the risk of sounding preachy, I have just 3 words of advice .... "Park Your Car" It's the only way I can maintain being merely "too overweight" vs much more so. It&...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I seems obvious to me.
June 03, 3:49pm

Re: Need advice on a bicycle
I'm a bike commuter (when roads are ice/snow free) and I'm gonna be contrary and suggest that the type of bike is pretty much irrelevant for a six mile round trip commute. Factors that a...

In Other Activities » Need advice on a bicycle
June 03, 12:44pm

Re: inverting space for a vapor barrier?
How the heck do you place a polypro sock, a vapor barrier sock and an insulating sock in the same boot which you had fitted for just a regular insulated sock? Would not even try. VBL being suit...

In GEAR » inverting space for a vapor barrier?
May 29, 8:40pm

Hipbelt pockets for Virga
I bet that Zpacks hip belts would work with a Virga ... they are designed for Joe's packs, which have 1 and 1.5 inch belt options

In GEAR » Granite Gear Hipbelt Pockets
May 29, 5:34am

Re: SHT Muddy & Slippery
Hiking poles are a blessing for mud and slippery sections. That descent from Hellacious Overlook was what convinced me to try those wussie sticks. Took a couple days to get comfortable with th...

In Post-Trip Reports » superior hiking trail
May 28, 9:28am

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