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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

Re: sketchy warnings
i would look into that warning on the bag, sounds bad to me. Worth looking into ... but if since we'd be using it to start start a wood fire I gotta ask "Since when are the combustion p...

In GEAR » New Fire Starter?
April 05, 5:38am

Re: Wilderness First Aid
Andy: Even with a course designed by good organizations like NOLS and WMI you will always get a taste of the instructor's biases. Phil: I believe that the BSA WFA requirement has been pushe...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wilderness First Aid
March 29, 10:15am

Re: nonsense
"nonsense" That's a tad harsh isn't it? I hesitated over that word for a moment, wasn't trying to be harsh.. The meaning I had in mind was that it probably made no sens...

In GEAR » Question for Franco the Rainbow Warrior
March 19, 2:47pm

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