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Re: Backpacking Bucket List
age 59 (soon) JMT Wonderland Trail anywhere a former co-worker wants to take me in Glacier NP winter BWCAW traverse

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpakcing Bucket List
December 06, 6:46pm

Re: Tent
Eric, We can offer a more informed answer if we know more about your intended use ... especially climate. Also, how much too small was the Solitaire for your comfort. But you can find w good...

In GEAR » Tent
December 02, 9:37am

Re: Magic Golite Thread
Thru-Hiker has something called Hydrophobe 100% Polyester Thread with Anti-Wicking Finish (near the bottom of the page).

In Make Your Own Gear » Magic Golite Thread
December 01, 11:03am

Re: DIY lightweight wallet
Nice little project. But I'm not sure it'd replace a ziploc snack bag for me. Perfectly sized for paper money (U.S. currency), driver's license and payment cards. Also waterproof e...

In GEAR » DIY lightweight wallet
December 01, 8:56am

That's a nice pack! Well thought and superbly executed.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG PACK01
November 30, 7:57am

Went looking for a link to Simblissity LevaGaitors for a gift ideas list only to discover that they've entered into an exclusive agreement with BPL to sell their light wt gear (which is fine) ....

In GEAR » Simblissity?
November 27, 7:50am

Re: Are single walled tents REALLY that light?
I think this is mainly an HYOH thing. I find myself using tarps or TarpTents depending on conditions and/or my own whim. However, I must admit that I used a trusty old double wall tent on a can...

In GEAR » Are single walled tents REALLY that light?
November 27, 7:42am

Re: Pinnacle pack loads
I have carried 30-32 lbs comfortably in my Pinnacle pack a couple of times with no trouble at all. That's encouraging (am waiting for a used Pinnacle to arrive). I should be down to abou...

In Editor's Roundtable » Osprey Exos Backpack Review
November 26, 8:48am

FS: Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
FS: Granite Gear Latitude Vapor Regular torso length (18"-21") Purchased on this forum from an owner who dis...

In Gear Swap » FS: Granite Gear Latitude Vapor
November 24, 9:38pm

Re: Virga
Joe, Virga and Squall were Henry's two original models (other that the MYOG plans) Virga is for one person, squall for two. Same arched foot end shape as the current Squall 2 but a triangl...

In Gear Swap » Sweet Gear Surplus Sale
November 22, 7:05am

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