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Re: Ultra-light instruction at BSA National Jamboree?
Vlad, That is a change that must happen mostly from the bottom up. From the top, we need the word to get out that light is OK and we need some training materials. Sounds like RJ is working o...

In GEAR » Ultra-light instruction at BSA National Jamboree?
October 29, 10:22am

Re: Nagging Quilt Question
Finally he turns the whole thing right side out and the insulation is supposed to now be in the middle and he then sews the last seam. I can't see how the insulation gets in the middle. What am ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Nagging Quilt Question
October 27, 12:04pm

quilt footbox
Some folks make a simple foot box by just folding the quilt in half (the fold runs from foot end to head end) and sewing the edges together on the foot end. I have not used a quilt built that way ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Newb to MYOG - Want to build a quilt!
October 26, 4:30pm

Re: Climashield Combat Toe Cozies
Now that's a great example of "necessity meeting the inventive mind". Consider this variation ... add a thumb to these and they get a second use as a mitten.

In Make Your Own Gear » Climashield Combat Toe Cozies
October 23, 2:34am

Re: Crescent Moon overbooties
these guys are in Minnesota That brings a smile to my face. Back in the days of the air cooled VW engines a guy in Minneapolis had a somewhat successful business improving their heating systems...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » any sugg.: U.L. overboots w/ runn. shoes?
October 16, 8:02pm

Re: REI merino bag liner
It being my nature to be quantitative ... the REI merino wool bag liner is 28x78 inches and weighs 17 oz. The weight appears to include a drawstring and a snap but no zipper so it's mostly fabr...

In Make Your Own Gear » SmartWool source
October 11, 7:25am

Re: Gear List for Wisconson
Since that list is in the gram weenie weight range .... A size medium Gossamer Poylcryo ground sheet would save 3oz over the large. I've been OK with a small ... medium would be luxurious and I'...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for Wisconson
October 10, 4:22pm

Re: FS: EPIC Nextec Fabric - 3 yds
$30 shipped, correct? send your addr to jcolten at comcast dot net and I'll mail an MO

In Gear Swap » FS: EPIC Nextec Fabric - 3 yds
October 10, 4:14pm

Re: Crocs are 6oz
But they are ugly as heck IMHO; WHAT? You don't want to look like Mickey Mouse? :-) Doesn't bother me, but then I don't worry that with the bill I added to my yellow SD Silponcho, folks tel...

In GEAR » lighter than Crocs
October 05, 5:41am

weaning yourself from a tent
I think I'll cut Brett a little slack, it takes time for your avg person to extend their comfort zone. It took time for me anyway. And then there's Pete who can get by with just a head net for ...

In GEAR » Tarp idea
October 03, 2:52pm

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