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reflects my hiking style:-)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your Avatar
September 12, 1:42pm

Re: binding tape
Thru-Hiker carries everything except the binding tape. Call a few fabric stores for the binding tape if you feel you must have it but I've made tarptents and tarps using rolled hems for the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » binding tape
September 11, 2:51am

Re: Dumb question
Here is an MYOG breakaway lanyard The idea should be adaptable to using string rather than a strap.

In GEAR » Dumb question
September 10, 3:38pm

re: I'll take it
I am getting the same. I was able to PM someone else earlier this week and he was able to get back to me. The book has your name on it. Try again later tonight and let me know if it fails ag...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Travel Light-Eat Heavy
September 07, 3:29pm

Re: Yeah, where can this book be found?
Hmmmm, I am pretty sure I have 2 copies. Do I see an auction opportunity? JUST KIDDING First contact can have the extra for original purchase price (assuming I can determine that) plus maili...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Travel Light-Eat Heavy
September 07, 3:16pm

Re: Custom Clothing
Except that I'd probably want to try it myself, I'd hire my neighbor who is an absolute magician with a sewing machine. You might want to call on a couple small high end clothing stores an...

In Gear Lists » Custom Clothing
September 07, 12:21pm

Re: Tested out the Cuben Hybrid Mid last week!
4.7oz per person for a fully enclosed shelter for 4, or 6.3oz if used by 3 .... very impressive either way. I especially appreciate that you've included guy lines and stakes in your reported w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tested out the Cuben Hybrid Mid last week!
September 06, 1:09pm

Re: Make Your Own Gear: Sealing Silnylon Seams
"Jim Wood's Basecamp" promotes the same idea and it works great. Folks with a postal scale that can report in grams might consider a 3:1 (by weight) slurry ... it's somewhat ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Sealing Silnylon Seams
September 04, 10:02pm

Re: burner buddy results
I'm guessing that the cardboard burned when the wax level got low enough that cardboard "dried out". I'd be worth a try to bring a supply of small wax chunks that could be adde...

In GEAR » Candle as a stove, anyone?
September 04, 9:50am

Re: Good as new 2007 Granite Gear Latitude Vapor Pack - $110
Roleigh, I'll take it. PM sent (I think).

In Gear Swap » Good as new 2007 Granite Gear Latitude Vapor Pack - $110
September 04, 12:40am

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