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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

Re: vs. Bushbuddy
Hey Jim, you buying? He, he. :) It's only a matter of time step 1 ... "Hello, my name is Jim and I'm a gearhead" But this one will be financed by clearing out my gear room.

In Make Your Own Gear » has anyone tried this wood burning stove?
October 22, 8:07pm

Re: vs. Bushbuddy
Don't get me wrong, I think the BB is a great design and I'd LOVE to have one but I can't afford it. Consider buying directly from Bushbuddy .... still not cheap but less expensive,...

In Make Your Own Gear » has anyone tried this wood burning stove?
October 22, 3:11pm

Re: cleanest burning alcohol?
An added bonus, Yellow HEET costs less per oz than denatured alcohol sold in hardware/paint stores ... at least it does where I live. But I gotta wonder if it is readily available in locales wit...

In Make Your Own Gear » cleanest burning alcohol?
October 22, 9:00am

Re: Two days, One Night on the Pine Mountain Trail
7. Get a dehydrator. Some of those freeze-dried meals suck worse than a Hoover! Ya got that right, hard to believe they were even worse 30 years ago. In addition to an dehydrator, it'd be w...

In Post-Trip Reports » Two days, One Night on the Pine Mountain Trail
October 21, 8:40pm

Re: Mesh Attachment Suggestion
Scott said I liked the idea of a detachable mesh border and had an idea strike me on how to do it. Click Here for a similar idea

In Editor's Roundtable » Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis Tent REVIEW
October 17, 7:57pm

Re: cheap ul gear challenge
Now heres my SUC gearlist he-he ... glad to see that we can make fun of ourselves $2 cotton taboggan 2oz not quite sure what a "cotton taboggan" is, pls educate me $5 scout mess k...

In Gear Lists » Cheapest UL Gear List Challenge
October 15, 2:27pm

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