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Re: Erin and Hig's MLD Shelter
It had lots of small improvements over the Proto, mainly a bit taller Ron, care to elaborate on reason to be taller? headroom? better snow shedding? Something else?

In Editor's Roundtable » EXPEDITION: Journey on the Wild Coast (Erin McKittrick and Bretwood Higman)
April 03, 1:15pm

Re: Evaluate my tarp idea?
Being this is BPL, I'll talk about what to do with silnylon ... I've not yet sewn gortex. If your ridgeline seam is horizontal in your diagram, just bury a short piece of grosgrain in th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Evaluate my tarp idea?
April 02, 11:31am

Re: Easton poles .340 vs .344
I've gotten poles from TA Enterprises They carry 7 kinds of Easton 7075 tubing.

In GEAR » Easton poles .340 vs .344
April 02, 8:17am

Re: Anyone tried this pocket stove?"
I wait with baited breath to see where JSB or Tinny might take this idea!

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone tried this pocket stove?
March 30, 3:48pm

Re: 70d silicone fabric for tent and bivy bottoms
Another possibility ... This article at Jim Wood's Basecamp contains a suggestion for making std sylnylon tougher and more waterproof ... at a cost of about 0.75 oz per square yard (a bivy I ma...

In Make Your Own Gear » fabric for bivy bottom - impregnated vs coated
March 27, 12:04pm

Re: How dangerous is thru-hiking?
The following appeared in a recent posting on yahoo's "hiker" group. "If you judge safety to be the paramount consideration in life you should never, under any circumstances,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How dangerous is thru-hiking?
March 25, 12:09pm

Re: Repair Tent Floor hole.
John, If it is silnylon, the prevailing wisdom is that you must use a silicon based adhesive like McNett SilNet or GE Silicon Sealer II to glue a patch made of silnylon. McNett SilFix sold at ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Repair Tent Floor hole.
March 22, 9:50pm

Re: Bringing your scale into a gear shop
the oldest gear shop in our town is owned by a couple who are active UL evangelists. There are days then Rod's "pack" could make Ray Jardine's load look like a pack mule's.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why people gotta hate on the UL crowd?
March 11, 8:18pm

Re: Squall Classic vs. Contrail"
Ditto what Roleigh said about the RainShadow 2 ... it is palatial! An unexpected side benefit of all that room is that it seems to make it easier to talk others out of their tents. I've ma...

In GEAR » Squall Classic vs. Contrail
March 11, 1:07pm

Re: Why people gotta hate on the UL crowd?
I probably shouldn't jump in on this, especially just a few hours before I drop off the net for a week but no matter how hard I bite my tongue, sometimes it slips loose ... In the lyrics bel...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why people gotta hate on the UL crowd?
March 01, 8:33pm

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