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Re: Another Inov8 Convert
my super cushioned Montrail Vitesse's on. Jonathan, you are hardcore if Vitesse's are super cushioned for you! But having said that, I stumbled on a pair of Inov8's my size (318GT...

In GEAR » Converted to Ultralight Gear, Need Shoes to Match
July 02, 1:56pm

Re: Packrafting is getting old
Perhaps I'm handicapped in that I've done as much backcountry travel by canoe as by foot but when my eyes see "Backpacking Light" my brain sees "Backcountry Light". I...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Ultralighter Paddles on the Dark Side: Packrafting a Remote Canyon "Heavy" Style
July 02, 8:46am

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

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