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Andrew's two new solo tarps
Very nice to see a tarp maker acknowledge that extra side guy out points should be a standard feature. A question about the dual ridgeline model ... is there a single seam down the middle or a s...

In Gear Swap » FS: tarp with vestibule
January 17, 2:09pm

Re: Sarah's Tater Tuesday
And a question. Would "burger rocks" (dehydrated cooked burger) work OK where you specify flavored TVP?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Did I miss Tater Tuesday?
January 16, 3:47pm

Re: Sarah's Tater Tuesday
Sarah, if I may make a suggestion .... consider adding "yields x.y cups" in addition to "serves n" at the end of your recipes. Early on I packed meals for a remote week lon...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Did I miss Tater Tuesday?
January 16, 3:42pm

Re: Feb Superior Hiking Trail
in the winter I prefer shorter miles and enough clothing to keep me warm. If this means my base weight goes from ten pounds to twelve so be it. well, Skurka's icebox gear list listed a base ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Feb Superior Hiking Trail
January 15, 5:56pm

Re: Purchasing already made Taslan Pants -- Online Sources?
(which forces me to have them tailored shorter then) Roleigh, I can probably offer you a good deal on a classic Singer sewing machine. You could even buy some taslan, order a Thru-hiker wind...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear – Trousers
January 14, 7:27am

Feb Superior Hiking Trail
SHTA has a Feb 23 day hike on their events schedule. I'm looking at attending that and then doing a short overnight from Gooseberry Falls State Park back to the Castle Danger trailhead. ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Feb Superior Hiking Trail
January 13, 10:56am

Re: Who has the fruitcake this year?
WHAT!? I'm not the only one in the world who enjoys eating fruitcake? Thanks for the recipe, Kathleen

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Who has the fruitcake this year?
January 13, 10:47am

Re: MLD Guyline Tensioners
I think you mean LineLoc 3 Ladderlocs. I called them to ask about retail sellers and they gave me a phone number which appeared to be somewhere else in the same place. They were very helpful ...

In GEAR » Guyline Tensioners
January 11, 6:32pm

Re: Tauntline hitch how to
for the more slippery ropes I like to take an extra turn or two (or three or four) around the standing part (imagine a step 4.5 in the site Jay mentioned.

In GEAR » Guyline Tensioners
January 11, 6:11pm

Brainstorming Glacier National Park: lodging
With respect to staying in a hotel somewhere, do you have any suggestions? Three words ..... Lake McDonald Lodge

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Brainstorming and trip planning assistance for a trip to Glacier National Park
January 07, 11:51am

All Reader Reviews by Jim Colten

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TarpTent
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

Thru-Hiker.com
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