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Re: TT Rainshadow2: Did I pitch it right?
Or this is the inherent nature of a tarptent and I just have to live with it? It is inherent, and probably a major factor in you not having condensation. Site selection can help a lot ... but f...

In GEAR » TT Rainshadow2: Did I pitch it right?
November 05, 6:14am

Re: The Hike Is Done
Ya mean Andy's not still hiking;-) Truly amazing, well done!

In Editor's Roundtable » The Great Western Loop
November 05, 12:54am

Re: Preparedness view of ultralight?
The seem to share "our crowd's" disdain for Backpacking Mag;-)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Preparedness view of ultralight?
November 02, 8:42am

Re: DIY Tarptent
holds a nice pitch too! that IS a nice pitch .... but backyards are a wimpy test for that. Show me a picture on uneven forest floor the morning after an all night rain and 20*F temperature dro...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tarptent design (Lunar Duo clone)
November 01, 4:04pm

Re: Off Topic
Matt, There are only one or two sections of the SHT that I don't care to repeat but if you want to start with the best, my votes would be Silver Bay to Caribou River (45 miles) or Lutsen to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bivy sacks and increased warmth?
October 31, 11:35am

Re: Silnylon Test?
There's always the "backside test" ..... set two layers of it on the floor and walk briskly across it ... if you end up on your backside it is silnylon;-) More seriously it bare...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silnylon Test?
October 31, 10:09am

Re: Reviews for BMW Products...
This has come up in the past and the response has been that BPL will not review BMW products ... it was cast more or less as a conflict of interest issue. I tend to agree with that position. Bu...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Reviews for BMW Products...
October 29, 11:16am

a different Photo bug?
Ken, Is it your intent that the "leftward pointing" arrow move us forward to the next photo (the one to the right on the same row or the first one on the next row) and the "rightw...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Great Western Loop
October 24, 7:07pm

Re: More photos
same here, using either IE or Firefox running under XP Pro

In Editor's Roundtable » The Great Western Loop
October 24, 8:11am

Re: SMD meteor bivy
i also added a skirt of silnylon around the perimeter of the bug netting (thats connected to the zipper) how high did you go with that skirt? a mesh opening for the footbox which is nice on t...

In GEAR » SMD meteor bivy
October 23, 5:44am

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