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Re: Vaude Refuge
The Vaude Refuge appears to be an example of a shelter style discussed in an earlier thread .... which I'm not being able to locate. Anyone remember the generic name of that style shelter?

In Winter Hiking » Best lightweight winter tent?
February 08, 2:52pm

Re: Ultralight in the Icebox
Yes indeed, the icebox is trying to live up to it's name. International Falls, which worked long and hard to trademark the term "Nations Icebox" is reporting -26F. For Ely it was +1...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight in the Icebox
February 03, 7:09am

Jane, You might want to read this comment about pertex vs a more readily available alternative

In Make Your Own Gear » Spinn cloth bivy floor..
January 28, 10:39am

MYOG breakaway neck lanyard
Collared cats face the same risk as "lanyarded" off trail hikers ... becoming hung by the neck. You can buy breakaway collars like these, the one on the left came from PetCo ($8 and we...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG breakaway neck lanyard
January 27, 3:18pm

yet another perspective
another perspective (the Homeland Security t-shirt)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Passports
January 25, 5:31am

Backpacker Magazine
Just four words ... Vote with your pocketbook

In GEAR » Backpacker's "Gear Guide" just out
January 21, 5:49pm

Re: Re: Ultralight fire starter
Mark said: This is what I carry ... and it's less than $3 Below is the tale of the tape on these. Weights are in grams. Weight of the small one without the cord and striker is 5 grams. ...

In GEAR » Ultralight fire starter
January 20, 12:10pm

Re: Light Insulation With Water Bottle Pockets?
James, Three part answer: Couple months ago Andrew Skurka was fishing for questions to answer in an "Ask Us" column that BPL will be running. You might want to generalize the quest...

In GEAR » Light Insulation With Water Bottle Pockets?
January 20, 10:19am

Re: 10'x10' SilNylon Tarp
Cooke Custom Sewing Not the lowest cost and probably an ounce or two heavier than some but feature rich and very well made and made in the USA. Dan's products evolved from the needs of fo...

In Make Your Own Gear » 10'x10' SilNylon Tarp
January 20, 7:51am

Re: Wood/Xtreme Stove - Multi-Fuel
Tom, titanium source

In Make Your Own Gear » Wood/Xtreme Stove - Multi-Fuel
January 17, 10:12am

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