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Re: Arroyo Bag
Kip, If decide to contact me this weekend (beginning Fri), email will probably be best

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Arroyo sleeping bag
January 03, 10:31pm

They do! .... but I didn't find it looking at their website, your info prompted me to download their complete catalog and search that. Interesting that their 2.5oz XP costs a more than thru-...

In Make Your Own Gear » Looking for quilt kit (synthetic)
January 03, 10:14pm

Re: About quilt kit
thru-hiker sells 1.1oz 1sts and 2nds at a slightly higher price than OWF. If you are getting insulation from thru-hiker I think you'd end up with lower or comparable total cost buying both fr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Looking for quilt kit (synthetic)
January 03, 5:13pm

Re: Why Are We Even Still Here? was "A Very Thorough MYOG Site"
Is this a case of the phenomenon Yogi Berra was thinking of when he said Nobody goes there any more, it's too crowded. ??

In GEAR » Why Are We Even Still Here? was "A Very Thorough MYOG Site"
January 02, 12:52pm

Re: Re: Mitten Sock
I realized that if you put the tip of my thumb at the heel of the sock, it actually works like a mitten. Makes a good hand puppet too (triple use!)

In Multiple Use Gear » Mitten Sock
December 31, 3:59pm

Re: Henry S.
I have a feeling that if Henry Shires comes up with anything revolutionary, Franco's iron will may develop some definite cracks!:) Everyone has their own personal kryptonite;-)

In GEAR » Happy
December 31, 3:56pm

Re: Mitten Sock
Like Bill Fornshell's toe cozies but with thumbs. Good idea and dual use to boot (so to speak). But I agree with the comment about not wearing them in shoes

In Multiple Use Gear » Mitten Sock
December 31, 1:29pm

Re: Platypus
But the big question is: What is an adequate alternative to Platypus? Lightweight and more reliable. 1 liter soda bottles are almost as light, approx 1oz vs 0.6oz, the diff being perhaps a facto...

In GEAR » Alternative to defecitve Platypus bottles
December 31, 11:15am

Re: Tea light candles, rather than the tins.
KMart grease-pot with the strainer cut down to convert the pot into a steamer Nice idea!

In GEAR » Multiple Tealights
December 31, 2:39am

Re: Skurka looking for expedition ideas
El Camino Inca?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Skurka looking for expedition ideas
December 30, 9:43am

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