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re: sans map
There's a story about Daniel Boone, who (while back in "civilization") was asked "Do you ever get lost out there in the wilderness?" "Nope, he replied, I've never ...

In Philosophy & Technique » specific Map question:
December 17, 5:33pm

Re: Where to find/Buy Fabrics
thru-hiker has epic malibu ... be aware that epic availability does not have steady availability from any retail source. The others I don't know about.

In Make Your Own Gear » Where to find/Buy Fabrics
December 15, 5:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Rainbow versus Rainbow 2, thoughts?
And yes, I buy a new tent almost every year. Same with backpacks. I can't help it. Gear calls to me, or something! I hear ya. I own a GG Virga, Breeze, a G4, a Kelty Redwing and misc daypa...

In GEAR » Rainbow versus Rainbow 2, thoughts?
December 07, 10:14am

Re: Modifying sil nylon
A. Is it possible to sew these guypoints onto sil nylon? yes B. It is simply a matter of sewing extra sil nylon to the spot where I want the guy points and then sewing them on robustly? ye...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modifying sil nylon
December 07, 6:20am

Re: Seam Sealer
Crud....I forgot to add the seam sealer! Thanks for the reminder! Not much of a problem, GE Silicon Sealer II ... available at any good hardware store (be sure to buy clear, not white;-)

In Gear Deals » holiday sale at
December 01, 7:48pm

Re: wind mitts
There is a fleece mitten pattern at Thru-Hiker that could be used for wind mitts. I made some almost a year ago and used the Thru-Hiker article as a starting point. They work great ... 6*F ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wind Mitts - pattern and material?
December 01, 2:37pm

Re: Bear Flares-dual use
I don't want to drag this out much longer so responses to this will get the last word ... promise. It isn't exactly that it's consumable that disqualifies a flare as dual use in my mind. It is ...

In GEAR » Fire starter idea
November 29, 8:47pm

Re: Bushbudy alternate?,$20,4.5oz
Let us know how it works ... but from the foto it doesn't look like it'll breath

In GEAR » Ryan's Favorites: BushBuddy
November 29, 8:20pm

Re: fire starter idea
That's an interesting article, I've passed it on to a friend who's back door is a short walk from Glacier NP and who can speak from experience about grizzly charges. I'll be interested in his comm...

In GEAR » Fire starter idea
November 29, 4:00pm

Trail Etiquette or Trail Rage?
Maybe we should remember why hikers are angry, Of course we can feel anger and even resentment when seeing wrongdoing. Nothing wrong with that. But justified anger does not equate to justify...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
November 23, 12:01pm

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