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Re:: cuben poncho tarp
Ron, Not challenging you on this, just looking to understand the factors at play (you're in the business, I'm not). With 48" stock an approximately 4x8 poncho tarp might require more or less ...

In GEAR » Caternary Cut Cuben Fiber Poncho Tarp
November 07, 3:20pm

Re: tent making for beginners
Ian, I don't know about Austrailian sources but you might want to check with: www.thru-hiker.com www.questoutfitters.com www.owfinc.com www.owareusa.com I'm partial to thru-hiker but have ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a tent
November 07, 7:57am

Re: Re: Ranger Award, BSA & Venture Scouts
and otherwise get out in ways the Girl Scouts don't offer. While that is certainly true in practice, as with BSA, it depends on the adult leaders in individual units. GSA does not necessarily ...

In GEAR » Ultra-light instruction at BSA National Jamboree?
November 07, 7:37am

Re: XL Tomato Only
Yousa, those went quick! There was a selection of most sizes for 3 colors when it started.

In Gear Deals » SmartWool at Steep and Cheap
November 06, 3:42pm

SmartWool at Steep and Cheap
At approx 15:30 on 11/6/2006 SAC flipped over to selling SmartWool Smart Tee for $27.76 ... somewhat better than REI-outlet's closeout price of $41.93

In Gear Deals » SmartWool at Steep and Cheap
November 06, 2:46pm

Re: Making a tent
As always, the answer is "it depends". Silicone v polyurethane ? I believe the lightest fabrics will be silicon impregnated (unless you want to use cuben, to which this question does not appl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a tent
November 04, 6:05am

Re: Your questions needed for new BPL column
I'd love to see questions related to extended winter travel. Your example "What layering system do you recommend for winter snowshoeing in Minnesota?" would be good, especially if it dealt w...

In Philosophy & Technique » Your questions needed for new BPL column
November 03, 11:44am

Jumpstaring Ultralight Scouting at the troop level
Two idears that I've had some success with: participate in the troop's weekend car camping activities but pack and camp as if you were a solo ultralighter. Take the time to show youth and adult...

In GEAR » Ultra-light instruction at BSA National Jamboree?
November 01, 2:39pm

quilt length
I suggest adding at least 5 more inches than you measure though. I added a few inches to the length I measured hoping it would be a bit oversized but it came at just big enough. I had a similar ...

In GEAR » Sleep system for someone who tosses
October 31, 4:48am

Re: Ultra-light instruction at BSA National Jamboree?
Vlad, That is a change that must happen mostly from the bottom up. From the top, we need the word to get out that light is OK and we need some training materials. Sounds like RJ is working o...

In GEAR » Ultra-light instruction at BSA National Jamboree?
October 29, 10:22am

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