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Re: Tarp Materials - Cuben & Silnylon
another difference is that cuben fiber tarps seem to gain less weight than silnylon tarps when wet. I am not sure of the mechanism, but water seems to cling less to cuben than silnylon and is easie...

In GEAR » Tarp Materials - Cuben & Silnylon
August 08, 9:36am

Re: Eta?
the Mariposa is there now

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear updating pack fabrics
August 08, 9:16am

Re: useless outer pocket
can see from looking at it that it has one of those useless outer pockets. the straps seem to go right on top of the pocket that is on the main outer area of the pack so you cannot easily stuff yo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GG VIRGA 2
August 07, 10:56pm

Re: National Film Board of Canada
+1 regarding Bill Mason Waterwalker is as fine an autobiography of values you'll ever see.

In Philosophy & Technique » Alone in the Wilderness. Movie.
August 03, 4:15am

Re: Stephenson warmlite DAM

In Gear Swap » Stephenson warmlite DAM
August 02, 2:30pm

Re: carpentry skills
His carpentry skills were matched by his capacity for physical work. A news reporter and cameraman from a local TV station were in Alaska covering some story and heard about Proenneke ... figure...

In Philosophy & Technique » Alone in the Wilderness. Movie.
August 01, 9:25am

Re: SHT Castle Danger trailhead bivy?
Hi Ryan, I'm not from the North Shore but am a frequent SHT hiker. The trail assn strongly discourages any sort of "camping" outside of established campsites because so much of th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » SHT Castle Danger trailhead bivy?
July 28, 4:18pm

Re: I'll take them
Missed by 5 minutes:-( pls put me next in line.

In Gear Swap » FS: Black Diamond Alpine CF Carbon Trekking Poles
July 23, 7:09pm

Re: Uganda
So it's all about perspective! Indeed. I worked with a guy from Guilin, China. After half a lifetime with a bicycle as his primary means of transportation he couldn't even begin to und...

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 20, 8:02am

Re: Ruined?
can you imagine Yosemite in 1850??? Hiking or riding a horse in there??? WOW ! A horse isn't technology? You'd have a tough job trying to defend idea that to the SW US population what w...

In On the Web » Proposed Grand Canyon development
July 15, 2:29pm

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