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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

Re: Snow stakes?
Chad, I am expecting them to work in MN ... they've been recommended in multiple winter camping how-to talks by folks who do it here. HERE is an example. It doesn't say the dimensio...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Packpacking Gear?
January 24, 12:59pm

Re: Dehydrating chicken
Btw, on the chicken do use canned - it rehydrates nicely safe to assume that includes chicken "canned" in a foil pouch?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tater Tuesday: Chicken Ranch Tater Trash-erole
January 23, 1:59pm

Re: Cuben Fiber 4 dual use footprint/poncho
Some folks use a tent floor liner instead of a footprint. I preach that to our scouts, telling them that there are two kinds of tenters 1) those who use groundcloths 2) those who use liners and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber 4 dual use footprint/poncho
January 22, 1:39pm

Re: Bushbuddy stove as a snow melter
Thanks for the cold weather report on the Bushbuddy. Just out of curiosity, would park regulation permit you to have an actual fire where you camp? Real campfires are allowed where we'll b...

In Winter Hiking » bushbuddy stove as a snow melter
January 22, 1:25pm

Re: winter backpacking gear
I just called Midwest Mountaineering and they're holding their last copy of Mike and Allen's for me to pick up on the way home today:-). Chad has the right idea ... test drive new ideas ...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Packpacking Gear?
January 22, 1:15pm

Re: Feb Superior Hiking Trail
I thought that the SHTA hike was in duluth and Jim was talking about doing a separate trip up the shore later on the 23rd. Hi Stuart, my plan was (still is) to drive to Duluth in time for the SH...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Feb Superior Hiking Trail
January 20, 6:56am

Re: Bushbuddy stove as a snow melter
Would you mind continuing your testing in the buff We'll leave that test to Andrew

In Winter Hiking » bushbuddy stove as a snow melter
January 19, 3:58pm

mule tape as bear rope at Philmont
So, I scavenged about 120ft of 1/2inch mule tape after a wiring project where I work. Would it work as bear rope for a full crew at Philmont, I wondered??? ... certainly weighs less than suitable ...

In GEAR » mule tape as bear rope at Philmont
January 19, 1:11pm

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