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Re: cartoon kitchen, gear list
1) Use as wide a pot as you can 2) Never run the stove flat out - half power is fine 3) Always use a good windshield around the stove and pot 4) Always have a lid on the pot 5) Dutch oven your ...

In Gear Lists » 8 Day Winter Gear List
November 12, 6:49am

Re: UL cooking platform
How ridged is that plastic? I'm wondering if it is ridged enough to serve as a frame in a frameless backpack? I've seen that idear on the G4 Pack yahoo group ... with a pair of small dia...

In GEAR » UL cooking platform
November 10, 3:03pm

Re: UL cutting boards
PS: We are in final editing on book 2. I handed off the final manuscript to my husband last night :-) Very excited! Probably not on a timeline that'd work to be included in a Christmas list?

In GEAR » UL cooking platform
November 10, 2:58pm

Re: 8 Day Winter Gear List
I'll be bringing a bushbuddy for the whole trip (even snow melting if req'd) and have some concerns with that. Here is one measured test of the BB as a snow melter. Note that while Sam ...

In Gear Lists » 8 Day Winter Gear List
November 10, 11:14am

Re: interested...
Sorry, in the intervening year I have toyed with omnitape enough to decide that it does not hold well enough for me in this kind of application ... I toss and turn too much.

In Make Your Own Gear » cheap source for omnitape
November 05, 7:05pm

Re: FS: Double Rainbow, Utopia 2+ **Price Drop**
Girl not for sale, but may will be willing to trade for Cuben Duo Mid. Oh boy, you're in for it now. Tempting ... but nah, look at the size of that gear pile. Too much baggage!

In Gear Swap » FS: Double Rainbow, Utopia 2+ **Price Drop**
November 02, 9:44am

waterproof packing
This is a fork from this thread which has was starting to wander from it's initial purpose Here is a packing method promoted by Cliff Jacobson, who has been leading adult and youth gro...

In Philosophy & Technique » waterproof packing
November 02, 9:30am

Re: Situations where you would be separated from your pack?
On a more serious note, there's always the possibility of getting stupid when situations go south on us. It is simple enough to keep a small survival kit on our persons and that's a small...

In Philosophy & Technique » If you were seperated from your pack...
October 31, 8:06am

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

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