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Re: Your questions needed for new BPL column
Andrew, One question I'd really like to see answered is "How in #$%^&* did you manage to get down the Drain Pipe in winter? (Tettegouche Park on the SHT)

In Philosophy & Technique » Your questions needed for new BPL column
November 18, 7:16pm

Re: thread & patterns
Ummm, I've got to ask my favorite blunt question "What problem are we solving here?" re: Small quantities of hydrophobe thread 1) Sure, 6000yds is a life time supply for almost every MYOGer ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Materials
November 18, 6:56am

Re: Oware Alphamid
I stopped worrying about 30d silnylon's survivability in wind when I learned that folks jump out of perfectly good airplanes with parachutes made from the stuff. I did not have tools to measure ...

In Winter Hiking » Oware Alphamid
November 17, 11:41am

Re: Weight concious solution .. radiant heat loss
now, at the temperature of a burning flame, radiant heat loss becomes much more significant. Strictly speaking, it is the temperature difference that matters. There will be no net radiant trans...

In GEAR » LAND-Shark Emergency Survival Bag - Experience? or Reviews?
November 15, 3:32pm

Re: No Solo? Don't get swallowed by the "Fear Factor"
Yet we’ve grown to accept the risk of driving as a natural part of everyday life. So true. You could substitute a number of things for "driving" in that statement. My favorite version come...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Solo or No Go
November 10, 12:55pm

Smartwool Interval Zip T-Shirt at SAC
Here we go again ... they are going fast

In Gear Deals » Steep and Cheap....and what else...?
November 10, 9:15am

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In User Test Forum » avatar test
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Re: FS: Tarptent Squall 1, Rainshadow 1

In Gear Swap » FS: Tarptent Squall 1, Rainshadow 1
November 08, 11:45am

Re:: cuben poncho tarp
Ron, Not challenging you on this, just looking to understand the factors at play (you're in the business, I'm not). With 48" stock an approximately 4x8 poncho tarp might require more or less ...

In GEAR » Caternary Cut Cuben Fiber Poncho Tarp
November 07, 3:20pm

Re: tent making for beginners
Ian, I don't know about Austrailian sources but you might want to check with: I'm partial to thru-hiker but have ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a tent
November 07, 7:57am

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