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Re: Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth
He says, "Yeah, I'm just thinking about how much that must have sucked." In retrosepct, my thoughts exactly. Ok Andrew, I think I know the answer to the following (but I COULD be w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Skurka to give slideshow in Duluth
December 22, 12:22pm

most of us can only hope for this
80 yr old completes 106 rim-rim-rim Grand Canyon trips this year (multi day trips) article here From the size of his pack I'd say that he'd improve his chances of reaching his stated g...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » most of us can only hope for this
December 21, 2:50pm

Re: Aluminum containers?
Perhaps this ?

In GEAR » Aluminum containers?
December 18, 8:10pm

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

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