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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

Re: First Project
Thru-hiker's new taffeta

In Make Your Own Gear » First Project--Bivy
January 27, 2:33am

Re: 3 Seasons Where?
Jim Colten has no problem with the group defining a three season min temp target at 30F ... that would be a four season temp where he was born (south of interstate 10). As for Duluth ... Duluth ...

In Gear Lists » Cheapest UL Gear List Challenge
January 24, 9:15pm

Re: $25 sleeping bag
I have one of those. It's a good value for the price. You can drop about 2oz from the weight by amputating the stuff sack's compression straps ... it's a very tight stuff and they provide lit...

In Gear Lists » Cheapest UL Gear List Challenge
January 22, 3:58pm

Cheapest UL Gear List Challenge
This could be a lot of fun but it could also break down into quibbling over details unless there is a bit more structure. Topics I think we ought to reach some agreement on: 1) What are we weig...

In Gear Lists » Cheapest UL Gear List Challenge
January 20, 10:40pm

light weight saw
The Sawvivor is a very good light weight saw.

In GEAR » Lightweight chopping hatchet
January 18, 4:19pm

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