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Re: Lighter and Warmer Bag
I'd just use the lighter bag as a blanket/quilt and kick my feet out as necessary. Ditto that thought and expanding on it a bit, in addition to legs ... head, hands, forearms all make good h...

In Philosophy & Technique » Weight versus Warmth
October 14, 9:08am

Re: Balaclava pattern
Nice! Great timing too, I was gonna start prototyping a pattern tonight. I'll try your's, looks like it'll save me some time!

In GEAR » Advice Starting Quilt Sleep System
October 11, 2:17pm

Re: CheapO bivy
I have an earlier incarnation of this, purchased approx winter 2006 after seeing it on Tinny's ( gearlist as an all-in-one summer sleeping bag and bivy. Used it on a 4 da...

In GEAR » CheapO bivy
October 11, 12:12pm

Re: Looking for a Down Jacket
If Ben and Charles are truly committed to down for this or are counting grams rather than ounces, then stop reading now. Otherwise, in addition to the climate factors mentioned in the article Mi...

In GEAR » Looking for a Down Jacket
October 04, 10:53am

Re: Heading up to Grand Marais this weekend
Taking the scouts out in late October should be cool - - in more ways than one. Ha. The date is chosen due to them having a 3 day weekend from school, it's too far for us to want to travel f...

In Post-Trip Reports » Aborted overnight on SHT
October 03, 3:15pm

Re: Heading up to Grand Marais this weekend
Nice pics Sam. I've never hiked the trail in the spring, I really need to try that. I'll be somewhere on the SHT with our scouts the 3rd weekend of this month, I'm REALLY hoping to s...

In Post-Trip Reports » Aborted overnight on SHT
October 03, 11:58am

Re: Heading up to Grand Marais this weekend
Ditto the Devil's Track Rvr and Cascade Rvr loop suggestions. Also the Lutsen to Caribou Trail segment, although that's 20 miles west of G.M. Use the Superior Shuttle to stage your car at...

In Post-Trip Reports » Aborted overnight on SHT
October 03, 8:01am

Re: Minima Vest Kit
Has anyone made the Minima Vest from If so, I have not made or used a Minima but I did make and use a Kinsman pullover using 1.8oz PL. It's been fine for me sitting idle a...

In GEAR » Minima Vest Kit
September 28, 2:52pm

Re: Tea Light Stove Upgrade
and found that just dumping the alcohol in the tea light got water to a rolling boil in 5 minutes. Donna, how much water, approx what air temp and approx what starting water temp (sorry about g...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tea Light Stove Upgrade
September 27, 11:42am

Re: Great story!
and I too hope for more like this in the future Ditto that!

In Editor's Roundtable » Bringing up the Rear: An Ultralighter Hikes across the Weminuche with a "Mixed" Group
September 26, 2:26pm

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