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both pads are sold and shipped GG is selling their 1/4" ThinLight pads in 41x61 size only. I've cut one into three 20x41 sized pads but only want one so the other two are for sale. Th...

In Gear Swap » FS: 1/4" GG Thinlight pads
September 06, 6:13am

Re: Backpacking Light DIAD Pad
Quantitatively speaking, based on specs published at BPL and GG plus measurements on a 1/4" GG Thinlight I have: DIAD's plastazote density is 0.012 ounces/cubic inch DIAD's plastaz...

In GEAR » Backpacking Light DIAD Pad
September 04, 7:41pm

Re: WTB Polycryo groundsheets - Help please
It has been said somewhere else on BPL (the US site) that 3M Interior Window Insulation is polycryo. That is the thin clear film that attaches to the interior window trim using double sided tape a...

In Gear Swap » WTB Polycryo groundsheets - Help please
September 02, 12:33pm

Re: Winter/Expedition Sleeping System
Roger said Remember the sad experience of the Polar explorers in the early days. They used to end up with totally frozen reindeer hide sleeping bags, from their body moisture. Indeed, even as ea...

In GEAR » Winter/Expedition Sleeping System
August 22, 1:05pm

Re: Sandals - Beware the hidden danger!
The lesson I took from my experience was that there is a reason for the presence of a heel on footwear, and that is to reduce the stretching of the tendons, which in backpacking is exacerbated by h...

In Editor's Roundtable » Sandals for Summer Backpacking
August 20, 8:26pm

Re: MYOG Backpack Drawings
Plans for two packs at GossamerGear Actual pattern and kit for one of those (the G4) available at Quest Outfitters

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Backpack Drawings
August 17, 6:20pm

Re: Night Hiking Newbie
I would generally suggest either a hand light or mounting your headlamp someplace down near your waist. Much more effective than the light source coming from the same location as your eyes. Andr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Night Hiking Newbie
August 17, 6:07pm

It is a ripstop nylon with silicone impregnation on both sides just like the previous Spinntex but is improved in every way. Nylon? I had thought that Spinntex .97 was polyester ... or am I rem...

August 16, 6:21am

Re: Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian- 2nd failure out of 2
Granite Gear; are you listening? Sorry to hear Granite Gear is having quality problems, that's an area they tend to focus on. They've always been responsive to my queries (info queries,...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian- 2nd failure out of 2
August 15, 9:33am

Re: Packrafting in the BWCAW?
I've been wondering the much the same ... except more along the lines of canoing to one of the BWCAW's Primitive Management Areas, caching the canoe and bushwhacking into small lakes insid...

In Packrafting » Packrafting in the BWCAW?
August 12, 1:07pm

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