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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

Re: 10 lb base wt not doable at REI?
Au Contrare! Looking at the bigger items: Several of these Several of these shelters work a couple of these packs would fit into a 10 lb base (too bad they don't sell the GG Virga) Seve...

In GEAR » The same question as before with a little more detail...which pack would you choose if you were me?
August 29, 8:36am

Dondo's poncho-tarp setup
Very nice. Do you think it'd work as well if the cord was sewn into a hem on the bug screen?

In GEAR » Poncho Tarps List
August 23, 9:30am

Re: Border Route Trail MN
The Border Route was part of Andrew Skurka's "Ultralight in the Nation's Icebox" trek last January. (listen to podcasts here at BPL) IIRC, he reported a single day on the Border...

In Post-Trip Reports » Border Route Trail MN
August 22, 12:00pm

Cloudburst 2 roominess?
Some things to understand when reading TarpTent specs (I'm pretty sure I have this correct, you could confirm with a phone call or web contact): The published widths are from one edge of the...

In GEAR » Cloudburst 2... pros and cons...
August 22, 7:42am

Re: Cloudburst 2... pros and cons...
I have an original Cloudburst, lke it a LOT and normally endorse Henry's products without question but have learned to ask ... In what kind of conditions would you be using it? Also, if you ...

In GEAR » Cloudburst 2... pros and cons...
August 21, 2:44pm

Re: Tarp System wt.= 1P tent?
Brett, To start with, a poncho tarp can be dual use. If it suffices as raingear for you (does for me) then you might want to add dedicated raingear wt. to your tent weight in this comparison. ...

In GEAR » Poncho Tarps List
August 21, 3:44am

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