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Re: Y'all are insanely creatve
I sometimes wonder if this is actually a group of ex-cons that learned how to make the most out of what was available in a 6' x 8' jail cell. 6' x 8' cell? No self respecting ul...

In Multiple Use Gear » Y'all are insanely creatve
September 16, 7:24am

Re: VB Layers
Ryan Jordan also experimented with VB on his SUL winter challenge. He got too hot and it didn't work out for him. ... I think it didn't work out for him because the clothing he took wasn&#...

In Multiple Use Gear » Sil-nylon stuff sacks as VB socks?
September 11, 7:49am

Re: FS: 1/4" GG Thinlight pads
I'd like to buy one. I've sent you a paypal ID via PM The other pad is still available.

In Gear Swap » FS: 1/4" GG Thinlight pads
September 10, 11:34am

Sub 15 lbs Gear List
I suggestion if you buy Brett's Squall 2 and need to purchase a pole ... .344" diameter x .019" wall thickness Easton 7075 pole stock is typically used with UL shelters. It is th...

In Gear Lists » Sub 15 lbs Gear List
September 09, 9:01pm

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

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