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Re: Insulated Chaps - Arms or Legs
The Ion seemed to be better and after a couple of miles I would have to un-zip the Ion but my body never really moved much heat to my arms. My first thought was that this is more insulation than...

In Make Your Own Gear » Insulated Chaps - Arms or Legs
January 05, 4:25am

Re: Honey
SARBAR's website (URL available in her BPL profile) lists a couple sources for small serving honey packets. I haven't been in a Mac&Don's for a couple years but they used to have...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Warm Drinks
January 04, 12:57pm

Re: And I'm Glad He Did.
Scott, Yellowstone was an NP b4 Adams' birth and Adams was a pre-teen at the time of Muir's death. I suspect you were thinking of William Henry Jackson. As awed as I am with the e...

In Photography » Going light with a camera, why?
December 30, 4:40am

Re: Going light with a camera, why?
While reading this thread I just can't seem to purge my mind of images of Ansel Adams lugging an 8x10 view camera to high points in the Sierra Nevada.

In Photography » Going light with a camera, why?
December 29, 4:01pm

Re: Tin cans and rust
here is a recent thread about aluminum cans. Most (all?) "tin cans" will rust unless in an arid climate. Some come with an interior coating that seems to be OK for water boiling temps...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tin cans and rust
December 29, 1:20pm

Re: its a scam; avoid them
I'm not ready to call it a scam ... yet. That will depend on their response. If they correct their web site for that item and take the product back in a way there is no cost to me (other th...

In Gear Deals » new $80 merino wool blend 1/4 zips or bottoms for $20
December 29, 7:08am

Re: looking back on it...
Scott, The general sense of your first post is dead on right. We live in a very large bubble and in the long run we're much better off if we reduce our overall footprint on that environment...

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
December 29, 6:58am

new $80 merino wool blend 1/4 zips or bottoms for $20 ... NOT?
I ordered the light weight tops and bottoms. Arrived today ... labeling on the packaging and garments says "100% Polyester plus X-Static". No mention of wool. With a closer look at t...

In Gear Deals » new $80 merino wool blend 1/4 zips or bottoms for $20
December 28, 8:21pm

Re: Re: I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
And DDT is a lot less scarey than mosquitos. I live in a region with a lot of mosquitos and don't find them overly scarey. Granted, mosquitos are a vector for west nile disease, malaria a...

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
December 28, 3:36pm

Re: Looking for info...
What precisely is a Swag? For a few decades I've labored under the impression that a SWAG was a Scientific Wild A** Guess. Not to be confused with a WAG.

In GEAR » Looking for info...
December 27, 6:36am

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