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Re: vs. Bushbuddy
Hey Jim, you buying? He, he. :) It's only a matter of time step 1 ... "Hello, my name is Jim and I'm a gearhead" But this one will be financed by clearing out my gear room.

In Make Your Own Gear » has anyone tried this wood burning stove?
October 22, 8:07pm

Re: vs. Bushbuddy
Don't get me wrong, I think the BB is a great design and I'd LOVE to have one but I can't afford it. Consider buying directly from Bushbuddy .... still not cheap but less expensive,...

In Make Your Own Gear » has anyone tried this wood burning stove?
October 22, 3:11pm

Re: cleanest burning alcohol?
An added bonus, Yellow HEET costs less per oz than denatured alcohol sold in hardware/paint stores ... at least it does where I live. But I gotta wonder if it is readily available in locales wit...

In Make Your Own Gear » cleanest burning alcohol?
October 22, 9:00am

Re: Two days, One Night on the Pine Mountain Trail
7. Get a dehydrator. Some of those freeze-dried meals suck worse than a Hoover! Ya got that right, hard to believe they were even worse 30 years ago. In addition to an dehydrator, it'd be w...

In Post-Trip Reports » Two days, One Night on the Pine Mountain Trail
October 21, 8:40pm

Re: Mesh Attachment Suggestion
Scott said I liked the idea of a detachable mesh border and had an idea strike me on how to do it. Click Here for a similar idea

In Editor's Roundtable » Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis Tent REVIEW
October 17, 7:57pm

Re: cheap ul gear challenge
Now heres my SUC gearlist he-he ... glad to see that we can make fun of ourselves $2 cotton taboggan 2oz not quite sure what a "cotton taboggan" is, pls educate me $5 scout mess k...

In Gear Lists » Cheapest UL Gear List Challenge
October 15, 2:27pm

Re: Lighter and Warmer Bag
I'd just use the lighter bag as a blanket/quilt and kick my feet out as necessary. Ditto that thought and expanding on it a bit, in addition to legs ... head, hands, forearms all make good h...

In Philosophy & Technique » Weight versus Warmth
October 14, 9:08am

Re: Balaclava pattern
Nice! Great timing too, I was gonna start prototyping a pattern tonight. I'll try your's, looks like it'll save me some time!

In GEAR » Advice Starting Quilt Sleep System
October 11, 2:17pm

Re: CheapO bivy
I have an earlier incarnation of this, purchased approx winter 2006 after seeing it on Tinny's ( gearlist as an all-in-one summer sleeping bag and bivy. Used it on a 4 da...

In GEAR » CheapO bivy
October 11, 12:12pm

Re: Looking for a Down Jacket
If Ben and Charles are truly committed to down for this or are counting grams rather than ounces, then stop reading now. Otherwise, in addition to the climate factors mentioned in the article Mi...

In GEAR » Looking for a Down Jacket
October 04, 10:53am

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