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Re: Why people gotta hate on the UL crowd?
I probably shouldn't jump in on this, especially just a few hours before I drop off the net for a week but no matter how hard I bite my tongue, sometimes it slips loose ... In the lyrics bel...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why people gotta hate on the UL crowd?
March 01, 8:33pm

Re: Dacron Guylines
Early in my trip towards the light I found "Southwest Ultralight Backpacking" a website by Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl (who write articles here). They suggested 100 lb test braided d...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dacron Guylines
February 28, 8:55pm

Re: Don't discount your own experince
It can be useful to take the "shape" of Roman's conclusions and calibrate them to your own experience. I camped with Chad and some others last weekend and I'd have to expect ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How light is light enough?
February 28, 1:51pm

Re: Making a real hipbelt
Is the GG thin light pad relatively rigid? Nope, it is definitely not. Haven't seen a ULA Circuit so I can't say what might be similar.

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a real hipbelt
February 22, 4:50pm

Re: 180
180 grams per square meter is about 5.3 ounces per square yard. My experience to date with an MYOG quilt and balaclava made using 6 ounce per square yard PL1 seem to be in line with Steve'...

In GEAR » UL 60 Quilt...
February 22, 9:22am

Re: Slow Travel
So much wisdom at such a young age! Also, very "dangerous" reading for me (he-he). I wouldn't assign exclusive blame (or credit) for the emphasis on the fast in fast&light t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Slow Travel
February 20, 3:29pm

Re: Cheap snow stakes
Note: be VERY careful cutting holes in metal sheet goods, as the bit will grab the metal and start it spinning, and you can slice your hand up pretty badly. Best to always clamp sheet metal when dr...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Titanium Snow Stakes
February 16, 6:25am

Re: Interferance
Does the firesteel ... mess with the compass' ability to work accurately? Apparently not, although I WAS able to get a small deflection by waving the firesteel very close (<1/4 inch) over...

In Make Your Own Gear » Make your own firesteel
February 14, 2:24am

Re: Feeding your PG Stove
Joshua, can you elaborate on what you mean by "batch-load" I might understand but want to be sure.

In Multiple Use Gear » Custom Size Tri-Ti Calderas are Coming!
February 12, 8:38am

Re: Why is the Pole Bowing?
Methinks the guying is way too tight if the vertical tent pole is bowing! 'tis the cost of getting a taut pitch for the picture ... tends to happen with my beloved HS TarpTents too and I wou...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear "The One" Video
February 04, 4:36pm

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