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Re: sleeping in one of those
Tinny at minibulldesigns reports that he's been OK down to 45-50F in the Thermolite Bivy from adventure medical kits. Mind you that he's a northerner (Maine). YMMV

In Multiple Use Gear » Space Blanket / Ground Sheet
May 12, 9:55am

$25 sleeping bag limited field test
I've managed to get 4 nights in this $25 sleeping bag all with the unzipped bag drapped over me like a quilt, on a std thermarest pad in a TarpTent Cloudburst. night 1 * forecast was for ...

In Gear Lists » Cheapest UL Gear List Challenge
May 09, 9:25am

Re: lightening the load
TarpTent Cloudburst 2 would be lighter than your tent and have room for gear too. I'm perfectly happy with one in peak bug season here in MN and WI. Hard to imagine being nimble on a bike while...

In Gear Lists » Mountain Bike Camping gear list
May 04, 9:32pm

Re: BSA & Philmont rules
A few weeks ago I had an email with Philmont staff about tarps .... which was lost to some aggressive archive clean out :-( What I was told was along the lines of * crews cook under tarps * b...

In Gear Lists » Philmont gear selection..
April 21, 1:55pm

Re: Re: Clip Flashlight still available?
Our scout troop will take it. Pls email me, jcolten at comcast dot net

In Gear Swap » Clip Flashlight 2 Tent
April 19, 5:37am

Re: Andy's slide show (sea 2 sea)
Ditto that. While I did not have to travel to see him (about a 40 minute walk), I'd have felt it worthwhile if I had.

In Chaff » Andy's slide show (sea 2 sea)
April 18, 9:55am

Clip Flashlight still available?
Still for sale?

In Gear Swap » Clip Flashlight 2 Tent
April 16, 9:00pm

Re: 0.1 oz (3 gram) homemade sunglasses
That looks like a MYOG version of this ... cool

In Make Your Own Gear » 0.1 oz (3 gram) homemade sunglasses
April 12, 12:56pm

insulation values of synthetics
Polarguard Delta ... has the best the weight to insulation value ratio of any synthetic. Primaloft sport ... has one of the worst weight to insulation value ratios. I am guessing that Richard is...

In GEAR » Best light synthetic 15-25F sleeping bags
April 06, 3:25pm

Re: Ways to lighten up: 3 night trip to Havasupai
Just attacking the big 3 without asking you to move far out of the comfort zone implied in your choices: If you are comfortable with a 55F sleeping bag, you could drop 8oz using a quilt made of ...

In Gear Lists » Ways to lighten up: 3 night trip to Havasupai
April 05, 6:36am

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