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Re: GG, MLD, Golite
Jay, if it were up to me, I'd fold that poncho/ground_cloth so that it did not extend beyond the floor of the bug bivy. As shown in the photo it presents a sizable surface to catch any wat...

In GEAR » The Right Stuff
June 27, 9:38pm

Re: Dining Fly
Some velcro 2 poles together (how I don't know). Take a look at BD's Pole Coupler

In Philmont » Dining Fly
June 25, 10:36am

Re: Gram weenie stove not available?
Abraham, I have a gram weenie ... but have gone over to the Caldera Cone side. PM me with your email addr, I'm sure we can work out a deal.

In GEAR » Gram weenie stove not available?
June 25, 7:11am

My question this time is: we have a shakedown this weekend. I want to show them how the sump works but I don't really understand it completely. I would imagine you are supposed to strain any ex...

In Philmont » Cooking Systems
June 24, 8:10pm

Re: Squall 2
I don't see what good the mosquito netting would do without a floor. I've had excellent protection from flying insects in MN/WI peak insect seasons with floorless models of the Squall (o...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Squall 2
June 22, 7:00am

A modest proposal
A plea to make our forum postings more useful .... Here at BPL (most other forums too), we'll see a lot of postings for "Is ____ suitable for 3 season use?", "Comment on my w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A modest proposal
June 21, 7:05am

Re: Yellowstone in Winter: An Igloo Traverse in America's Oldest National Park
Chris, Ryan J or anyone else who might have winter Yellowstone experience. I have a friend who's MN camping season started in October and ended in April ... he refuses to tolerate perspirat...

In Editor's Roundtable » Yellowstone in Winter: An Igloo Traverse in America's Oldest National Park
June 20, 5:39pm

Re: Silnylon as footprint?
The aforementioned polycro is lighter, but more expensive. If you buy your polycryo as window insulation at a hardware store, it will cost less than silnylon (maybe not if you can find silnylon ...

In GEAR » Tent footprint - help me choose one
June 20, 10:27am

Re: Silnylon as footprint?
I wouldn't bother with it but if you MUST have a footprint under your tent, use non-waterproof fabric that does not absorb much water (light wt polyester is better for that but nylon will work)...

In GEAR » Tent footprint - help me choose one
June 20, 10:18am

Re: vapor trail collar shortening
Dave, I agree, long extension collars are a bother. I use a Virga but I haven't bothered to shorten it ... yet. I suspect that GG thinks it'll be easier to sell to folks transitioning ...

In GEAR » ATTN Karl Keating? Vapor Trail extension collar.
June 20, 7:51am

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