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Re: Poor Rednecks...
Fantastic Food's web site has a store locator page.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tater Tuesday: Chili Taters
November 28, 8:20am

Re: Beginner Tent Choice
Lance, I started in much the same spot you are in. I was interested in lighter weight gear but I knew that no way could I abandon a tent. But I tried tarping in a low risk situation ... I used...

In GEAR » Beginner Tent Choice
November 27, 8:06pm

Re: Boundary Waters shelters
Another vote for Dan Cooke's tarps. If I didn't make my own (borrowing most of his ideas), I'd buy his. The dryfly is my favorite design for shoulder season canoe camping. here a...

In GEAR » Boundary Waters shelters
November 26, 11:24am

Re: Eric Way guy lines
Here's another approach to adjustable guy lines. It has advantages of 1) can be stowed fully assembled 2) is adjustable from near zero length to full length rather than half length to full len...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Tarp Guylines
November 23, 12:13pm

Re: Vapor Trail side pockets
I find the pockets to be just what i need, and out of the way when I don't. YMMV. Ditto that. I use a GG Virga rather than a Vapor Trail but the pockets are the same. I get two 1 liter s...

In GEAR » ULA vs. Granite Gear
November 22, 7:07am

Re: Make Your Own Gear: Tarp Guylines
Doug asked How does this stay together? He must have had a "Chinese handcuff" free childhood;-) Sheets on a sailboat (them are lines to us lubbers) use a similar technique except th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Tarp Guylines
November 21, 9:09am

Re: 5 min break
Jardine is an adamant proponent of elevating feet on rest breaks. Also sleeping with feet higher than head. Can't say I've made either a practice but it's interesting seeing an inde...

In Philosophy & Technique » Rest Periods When Hiking
November 18, 4:59pm

Re: Insulating value of Heineken Cone
I'm in the Twin Cities. Having lived in Northfield, MN for a couple years I feel your pain On the contrary, I prefer the MN climate to that in S.E. TX. But having heard rumors that water...

In Make Your Own Gear » Heineken Cone
November 18, 11:14am

Insulating value of Heineken Cone
I found an added benefit of the cone. It works as a pretty good insulator. I respectfully submit that in Mark's locale (southern Texas) the primary need for insulation is to keep the can'...

In Make Your Own Gear » Heineken Cone
November 18, 10:12am

Re: Pacific Northwest Trail - 1200 mi. - Summer '07
Sam, That was a very nice show and it was great to meet you. There was quite a collection of MN BPLers present. Maybe we could form a local chapter:-)

In Post-Trip Reports » Pacific Northwest Trail - 1200 mi. - Summer '07
November 17, 6:42pm

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