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Re: Winter boot fans, start drooling now.
It IS important to use some sort of overboot when snowshoeing in fabric boots for multiple day outings. Without them you'll start accumulating ice in the fabric ... more each day. Gators alon...

In GEAR » Winter boot fans, start drooling now...
August 09, 3:48pm

Re: Winter boot fans, start drooling now.
The thin all fabric upper would not serve you well for long days in the snowshoe binding. The binding needs to be tight and without a stiff upper support over the forefoot, will cut the circulation...

In GEAR » Winter boot fans, start drooling now...
August 09, 9:33am

Re: Ultralight Beverage Carbonator

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultralight Beverage Carbonator
August 09, 9:22am

Re: Fatter?
Version 1 17oz now what? 28oz. The version 1 Mariposa was a very very different pack. Much more like the old G4. A large part of the weight gain over the years has been to move from fragility ...

In GEAR » New Gossamer Gear Mariposa
August 09, 9:19am

Re: Tarp Materials - Cuben & Silnylon
another difference is that cuben fiber tarps seem to gain less weight than silnylon tarps when wet. I am not sure of the mechanism, but water seems to cling less to cuben than silnylon and is easie...

In GEAR » Tarp Materials - Cuben & Silnylon
August 08, 9:36am

Re: Eta?
the Mariposa is there now

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear updating pack fabrics
August 08, 9:16am

Re: useless outer pocket
can see from looking at it that it has one of those useless outer pockets. the straps seem to go right on top of the pocket that is on the main outer area of the pack so you cannot easily stuff yo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GG VIRGA 2
August 07, 10:56pm

Re: National Film Board of Canada
+1 regarding Bill Mason Waterwalker is as fine an autobiography of values you'll ever see.

In Philosophy & Technique » Alone in the Wilderness. Movie.
August 03, 4:15am

Re: Stephenson warmlite DAM

In Gear Swap » Stephenson warmlite DAM
August 02, 2:30pm

Re: carpentry skills
His carpentry skills were matched by his capacity for physical work. A news reporter and cameraman from a local TV station were in Alaska covering some story and heard about Proenneke ... figure...

In Philosophy & Technique » Alone in the Wilderness. Movie.
August 01, 9:25am

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