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Re: Steel wool at tinder
the steel wool must be one of the finer grades to work right. Definitely! ... and more specifically, 4-ought grade (aka OOOO)

In GEAR » Reliable, instant, matchless fire
September 20, 11:47am

Re: Alcohol burner in Bushbuddy
The ONLY problem that I had is that my son had so much fun cooking with it that I hardly got to cook. Now there's a problem I'd like to have, he-he

In GEAR » Has anyone tried the Bushbuddy combined with an alcochol burner?
September 18, 3:54pm

Re: Compass thoughts
SAR mirror? Try a dead CD. Or a stove wind or radiation shield. Or a camera flash. I've forked off a separate thread about that.

In GEAR » Compass recommendation?
September 15, 6:00am

multi-use items as signal mirrors
In another thread, Roger Chaffin said SAR mirror? Try a dead CD. Or a stove wind or radiation shield. Or a camera flash. I've wondered about CDs for that but haven't tested one, have you...

In Multiple Use Gear » multi-use items as signal mirrors
September 15, 5:55am

Your Avatar
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

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