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Re: Small Change
"Some will freak out when they see Ben Franklin." Eat first. Then pay. They WILL accept it. Thank you for triggering a trip down memory lane ... from a U. S. Grant worth of years ag...

In Gear Deals » Tyvek Wallet
July 24, 8:15pm

Re: An Alaskan perspective
heading downstream in a pack raft with a 9'6" paddle is not something I would try. Nor would a lake with a 4'6" paddle be quite the best. Paddles are a compromise between foreword...

In Packrafting » Which packraft paddle?
July 23, 8:50am

Re: Compressible
also not compression sacks but Granite Gear makes cuben/event sacks

In GEAR » Cuben Fibre compression stuff sacks
July 23, 8:15am

Re: BWCAW
Also you won't need permits for October as the permit system ends at the end of September. au contraire! It is the QUOTA system that applies only to May1-Sep30. A permit is required year...

In Packrafting » Packrafting in the BWCAW?
July 19, 5:10pm

Re: The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
Very nice, Roger. 89g ... 3.14oz ... the pi stove! Some other dimensions would be nice (height, what diameter circles would circumscribe legs and pot supports) Perhaps a photo of the stov...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
July 17, 7:51pm

Re: BWCA Packraft Fall Trip
A word of caution ... the toughest of the maintained BWCAW paddle/portage routes are still only about 25% portage. Richard N's advice above is sound. The Primitive Management Areas (PMA) co...

In Packrafting » Packrafting in the BWCAW?
July 16, 12:17pm

Re: "Winter" in the BWCA
Nice trip Matt! Funny how the weather can't seem to read a calendar, eh? Rose Lake area was my first exposure to the BWCAW, also in winter ... early March and I know what you mean about the...

In Post-Trip Reports » "Winter" in the BWCA
July 16, 8:41am

Re: Snowmass and Willow Lakes Loop
Very nice trip report, thank you! A friend is planning a trip for us in that area .... I'm expecting to sleep on the shores of Snowmass Lake on Aug 11

In Post-Trip Reports » Snowmass and Willow Lakes Loop
July 14, 12:57pm

Re: Cozies: Are they worth the weight?
Not applicable to UL hiking but ... When cooking (not freezer bag cooking) for a group of more than a couple, a cozy covering the top and all but the lower inch or so of the pot yields very larg...

In GEAR » Cozies: Are they worth the weight?
July 13, 7:57pm

Re: it doesn't exist (-and never did)
So the plains tribes burned more and more. Presumably that released countless tons of greenhouse gasses Indeed ... I'm thinking that would be largely CO2. Consider the life history of th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My forest is burning!
July 13, 7:44pm

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