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Re: one last thing.. than ill try to go to sleep!
One thing to realize about pads and cold weather camping is that the amount of insulation needed is determined more by the soil temperature than the air temperature. You'll want more pad at 1...

In GEAR » Suggestions on BackPacks
June 01, 12:42pm

Re: $25 sleeping bag limited field test
I've been PMed asking me more about the sleeping bag I mentioned a year ago in this post. I've used it about 15 nights over the past year, in May, June, July, October and April. All t...

In Gear Lists » Cheapest UL Gear List Challenge
May 21, 4:18pm

Re: eVENT poor
thru-hiker also sells Epic

In Make Your Own Gear » Event Fabric
May 21, 2:30am

Re: how 'bout the 6moondesigns wild oasis
I'm pretty sure that Philmont does not allow solo sleeping. An odd number of youth or adults would mean using a 3 person shelter. At least that is the operating assumption of our 2007 crews, ...

In GEAR » Ultralightweight tarp desired, tent required
May 17, 5:25am

Re: Bear Stories, Anyone?
It's the early 60's and my wife's family is vacationing in Yellowstone. They're driving along taking in the sights and encounter a slow down ... "What's out there?" ....

In Editor's Roundtable » Bear Stories, Anyone?
May 08, 11:50am

Re: Macho man
Woody Wilderson?

In Chaff » Macho man
May 06, 5:51am

Re: De-wrinkling silnylon
While I'm not a wrinkle-phobe .... especially for something like a poncho but I HAVE ironed silnylon b4 cutting/sewing ... with the iron on the "nylon" setting (the lowest setting on...

In GEAR » De-wrinkling silnylon
April 17, 12:45pm

Another ULA Arctic 1000 Packs alternative?
Anyone use a GearSkin? Sgt Rock seems to like it a bunch.

In GEAR » ULA Arctic 1000 Packs
April 12, 12:12pm

Re: Original Tarptent from plans, Yes or No?
Both are good shelters. I've made and use a TT1 and have used a Squall 1, as well as a Cloudburst. The Squall was my first step away from a full tent when I was convinced I needed wider co...

In Make Your Own Gear » Original Tarptent from plans, Yes or No?
April 10, 8:01pm

Re: Polarguard Delta & Silk Sleeping Bag Test
Bill, I'm thinking that from a bottom warmth point of view sleeping on a deck would be more like hammock sleeping than ground sleeping. Your ground might have been warmer than the air (I...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polarguard Delta and Silk Sleeping Bag
April 07, 7:56pm

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