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Re: Anybody know about this down jacket?
Hmmmm ... 550 fill power 85/15 down/feather mix ... might be worth the $52 but certainly no steal

In GEAR » Anybody know about this down jacket?
February 24, 4:04pm

Re: 3- Season Wonderland and Superior Hiking trail gear list help
do you think you could tell me a bit more about why you're not particularly fond of the trail? Sigh .... yet another failed attempt to kid around in text ... when will I learn. SHT is a great...

In Gear Lists » 3- Season Wonderland and Superior Hiking trail gear list help
February 24, 11:49am

Re: 3- Season Wonderland and Superior Hiking trail gear list help
Well I must say I have mixed emotions about the SHT getting mentioned on an international forum. All youse guys out there, be advised that on good days, the SHT is a third rate trail at best. Tha...

In Gear Lists » 3- Season Wonderland and Superior Hiking trail gear list help
February 23, 3:27pm

Re: Single Guy Line
Once all the frost is out of the soil here I'll be trying the single line approach .... that's 5-8 weeks away. My interpretation of this statement is that tensioning each guypoint from 2 directi...

In Philosophy & Technique » Benchmark time for Tarp Set Up?
February 19, 10:15am

re: tarp guying
Paul, I think the discussion has muddled the causes and effects. You are correct that it's the number of number of attachement points that determines the number of panels and that the one gu...

In Philosophy & Technique » Benchmark time for Tarp Set Up?
February 18, 5:32am

Re: Long Hike Diet
Additionally I am a fan of homemade 'powerbars' using whole foods that are nutrient dense. Using ingredients like oats, butter, nuts, dried fruits, protein powder, honey, etc. Care to share some...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Diet for High Mileage Long Hikes
February 17, 11:34am

Re: Diet for High Mileage Long Hikes
Might be worth talking to Squeaky ... finished the triple crown in more or less 230 days. I think his trek average daily mileage was about 35 with plenty 40's

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Diet for High Mileage Long Hikes
February 16, 6:06pm

Re: Ultralight Store?
Midwest Mountaineering in Mpls, MN carries a fair amount of UL gear. The owner has been a UL evangelist for several years.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Store?
February 13, 8:54pm

Liquid Bleach .... not in my pack!
Sorry to hear about your "educational experience" with liquid bleach. Our Target store sells one pound bags of powdered chlorine "shock tratment" for swimming pools. A little bit of that powder...

In GEAR » Micro Drop Bottles
February 08, 12:33pm

Re: Re: SMD Essence pics
Robert, The $64K question .... how did it carry at 28lbs? And how far/long did you carry it?

In GEAR » Front Loading UL pack?
February 05, 8:36am

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