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Re: Philmont and changing
What is the point of volunteering if the people you are volunteering for don't really seem to value your efforts? I hear ya on that. I keep reminding myself to appreciate the kids I reach ....

In Gear Lists » Philmont gear selection..
January 07, 1:52pm

Re: MYOG Ti Potty Trowel
Be sure to report on how well it works in root infested soil. I know that with the ubiquitous orange plastic trowel I need to cut the hole out (stabbing motions) rather than pry on it.

In GEAR » Antigravity Gear Pot Feedback
January 07, 1:30pm

Re: Re: Titanium Potty Trowel
You can get titanium from thru hiker. I am pretty sure that was Bill's source. If you need larger than the sizes mentioned, use the contact us link and he'll provide other sizes.

In GEAR » Antigravity Gear Pot Feedback
January 07, 12:54pm

yet another light camp chair idear
I've driven/walked/biked past these folks for years and never gave it much thought. This product looks like a potential UL MYOG project, especially since I like to use a good sized belly pac...

In GEAR » yet another light camp chair idear
January 07, 11:17am

Re: Philmont and changing
James, Is Philmont worth it? I might know at the end of July when I get back from my first trek but folks I respect (and who are also not died in the wool, everything about scouting is great ty...

In Gear Lists » Philmont gear selection..
January 07, 10:43am

Re: Re: 1.25 lbs of food per day?
Erin said: In my experience, the only way to keep the calorie count hign enough is to carry lots of fat - as much as possible ; Ann Bancroft (the polar trekker, not the actor) has a great story ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1.25 lbs of food per day?
January 05, 7:10am

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

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