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Re: 5 min break
Jardine is an adamant proponent of elevating feet on rest breaks. Also sleeping with feet higher than head. Can't say I've made either a practice but it's interesting seeing an inde...

In Philosophy & Technique » Rest Periods When Hiking
November 18, 4:59pm

Re: Insulating value of Heineken Cone
I'm in the Twin Cities. Having lived in Northfield, MN for a couple years I feel your pain On the contrary, I prefer the MN climate to that in S.E. TX. But having heard rumors that water...

In Make Your Own Gear » Heineken Cone
November 18, 11:14am

Insulating value of Heineken Cone
I found an added benefit of the cone. It works as a pretty good insulator. I respectfully submit that in Mark's locale (southern Texas) the primary need for insulation is to keep the can'...

In Make Your Own Gear » Heineken Cone
November 18, 10:12am

Re: Pacific Northwest Trail - 1200 mi. - Summer '07
Sam, That was a very nice show and it was great to meet you. There was quite a collection of MN BPLers present. Maybe we could form a local chapter:-)

In Post-Trip Reports » Pacific Northwest Trail - 1200 mi. - Summer '07
November 17, 6:42pm

Re: got it (re meth)
You could burn 190 proof vodka in your stove, too. How's that for a dual use item. Au Contrare .... that is dual purpose, not dual use. Dual use is the same ounce fulfilling two needs, th...

In GEAR » Stove comparison-what I do on rainy days
November 15, 11:45am

Re: Tater Tuesday: Smoked Salmon Mashers
Tater Tuesday come on a Wednesday this week! (any old Pogo fans lurking out there?)

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tater Tuesday: Smoked Salmon Mashers
November 14, 9:00am

Re: AGG Tarp Tent 10 ft size
Sarah, The thought of a tarptent convert losing their faith is too much for me to sit idle and let happen without comment;-) If a zipper is all you'd need to make this tent complete, it see...

In Gear Swap » AGG Tart Tent 10 ft size
November 08, 8:29pm

Re: trail bars
better dessert bar than a snickers? That'll be the day.....

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » trail bars
November 08, 10:03am

Re: Croc knockoff's?
the tale of the scale (average of results from two scales): 10.2oz, Men's size 12 (Women's 14)

In GEAR » Croc knockoff's?
November 07, 5:11pm

Re: Croc knockoff's?
approx 10oz for a pair of size 12. Can be more specific after I get home tonight. A friend used croc-offs purchased from Target this summer. Cost less than the AirWalks, seemed quite light, h...

In GEAR » Croc knockoff's?
November 07, 8:20am

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