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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

Re: Tent Support
Never heard of a Sky Hook? Actually, look again, the pic with the vestibule rolled up shows a pole. It is not straight (compressed into a bow by guy line tension). Just to the right of the ver...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear "The One" Video
February 04, 2:51pm

Re: Gossamer Gear "The One" Video
Very interesting! Must be using spinnaker cloth to get that light (ala their Squall Classic). More choices are great even if I am a diehard HS fan. It's also personally encouraging in tha...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear "The One" Video
February 04, 10:58am

Re: kids
This thread is triggering good memories of youngsters on trips. First time my brother brought his youngest on our then annual Memorial Day weekend BWCAW trip we had him carry a couple paddles an...

In Chaff » Backpacking with an eight year old
January 31, 2:47pm

Re: Water storage?
Anyways my question is about storing water overnight. I placed water in two nalgene bottles (forgive me, light weight water storage to come!) and placed them upside down in a snow bank. I then cove...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Packpacking Gear?
January 31, 10:51am

Re: Fins and weights
Hi Ed - I worked with Ed Bouffard on the article and will see if I can dig up a picture of the fins. Ed's website has a photo of the fins kit not installed. Click on "products and pa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Take the Load Off: Using Pulks to Travel Over Snow
January 31, 10:45am

Re: A-pulking I will go. . .
Chad, Sounds great, I'll enjoy "going to school" on your experience;-) You might want to check out This guy is more or less the Bill Fornshell of the MYOG skipulk...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Feb Superior Hiking Trail
January 29, 1:14pm

Re: bivy & tarp vs. tent
Your weight comparison seems to hinge on getting double use from your poncho tarp. Having to remove your rain gear to set up your shelter when it's already raing is a drag, and it also makes mi...

In GEAR » bivy & tarp vs. tent
January 26, 9:28am

Re: Winter Packpacking Gear?
I'll be sewing up a set of snow stakes this weekend as well (just have to get more grosgrain from the fabric store tonight). I didn't bother with grosgrain at all. Here is what I did: ...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Packpacking Gear?
January 25, 4:13pm

Re: bivy & tarp vs. tent
Mark, You've obviously formed your preference from a thoughtful eval after a reasonable number of poncho-tarp field trials ... just the kinda guy I want to hear from as I'm planning on t...

In GEAR » bivy & tarp vs. tent
January 25, 11:00am

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