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Re: 0-15 degree sleeping bags
Ultra-light 0*F bags tend to be ultra-heavy on the pocketbook and are desirable in only a narrow range of climate conditions. Assuming that you already have a bag and guessing that it is rated for ...

In GEAR » 0-15 degree sleeping bags
December 27, 10:32pm

Re: Rain wear compromise
I have a friend who's been happy with the same set of Frogg Toggs for at least 4 years. Have stood up to his somewhat careful use on many BSA weekend campouts, two Philmont trips, a couple SHT...

In GEAR » Rain wear compromise
December 27, 11:43am

Re: Jardine's book is in the library
the book is nowhere to be found in our local libraries Ask your librarian about InterLibrary Loan

In GEAR » Beyond Backing - the book by Ray Jardine
December 20, 8:17pm

Re: 2008 Golite Shelters @
also a few size/color combos of the Jam2 pack and maybe some jackets (I didn't check many but most I did were "out of stock")

In GEAR » 2008 Golite Shelters @
December 20, 11:39am

Re: OB instructor tarp setup
David, That's a pretty nice setup, looks like it might handle three? Was it a flat tarp?

In GEAR » Large Tarp Setup?
December 20, 10:18am

Re: Making own fleece vest
If your travel schedule gives you time in a large city you could consider buying a fleece vest in the US. If not, all you have to lose is the cost of the cheap fleece jumper so give it a try. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making own fleece vest
December 16, 9:20am

FS: Marmot Arroyo sleeping bag
bump

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Arroyo sleeping bag
December 14, 6:51am

Re: Swim Crossing techniques/clothing
Being one for whom "swimming" is really just staying alive when in water I'm not sure why I even read this thread, but ... I've broken thru ice on a deep creek (wearing snowsho...

In Philosophy & Technique » Swim Crossing techniques/clothing
December 14, 5:05am

Re: Need advice on a Backpack
If I could find a Golite Breeze that would be an option as well, but I can't find anywhere that carries them still. I have a size medium breeze that I'll part with. Being beltless, the ...

In GEAR » Need advice on a Backpack
December 13, 9:00am

FS: Marmot Arroyo sleeping bag
For sale, Marmot Arroyo sleeping bag (long) in good condition $150 shipped to CONUS. Paypal preferred. Filled with 775 fill power down (current version comes with 800). It is rated for 30*F a...

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Arroyo sleeping bag
December 11, 9:08pm

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