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Re: best computer for the backcountry?
That didn't take long, which is encouraging ... Benjamin nailed the answer I was looking for. Or as I like to state it "The one you were born with, dangit"

In GEAR » best computer for the backcountry?
January 10, 11:50am

best computer for the backcountry?
This is kind of a companion to the Apple iPhone thread. What is the best computer to bring into the backcountry? I'll propose an answer in 48 hours if someone else doesn't suggest the...

In GEAR » best computer for the backcountry?
January 10, 11:25am

Re: Minnesota Cold
If he's making his expected 20-25 miles per day then he's still near the lake until late in the week. Temps there are forecast to be 10F or more warmer than Ely. Let's hope his moistu...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight in the Icebox
January 08, 6:16pm

Re: Vargo Titanium 0.9 L pot w/ Ti spoke handle
very nice. Looks like the radius of the bale is approx that of the pot. Is that correct? Does it handle well?

In Multiple Use Gear » Vargo Titanium 0.9 L pot w/ Ti spoke handle
January 07, 1:56pm

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

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