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user reviews? Trail Designs simmer rings for 12-10 stove
BUMP I've been a FBCer for several years and a caldera cone user for a couple of them ... but have been lately tempted by recipes that ask for simmering

In GEAR » user reviews? Trail Designs simmer rings for 12-10 stove
December 31, 5:31pm

Re: Useless
People come here looking for the answers and this article falls short. I'll probably hate myself in the morning for stepping into this squabble but ... This reader comes here for informat...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2013 Staff Picks
December 31, 1:45pm

user reviews? Trail Designs simmer rings for 12-10 stove
Who has used Trail Designs simmer rings for 12-10 stove? .... care to share your experiences? I HAVE seen Bob Shaver's blog posting about a prototype ... or maybe better called a proof of co...

In GEAR » user reviews? Trail Designs simmer rings for 12-10 stove
December 29, 3:39am

Re: The JMT Pencil and the UL Life
Nick ... lighten up ... ditch the pencil case in favor of the one you were born with: OR, since you require access to more than two pencils, a pocket protector

In GEAR » Which Pencil for the JMT?
December 22, 6:28pm

Re: glove liners in bed
Anyone else ever worn light gloves to bed in the winter? Absolutely yes! Any time the expected temp is expected to dip towards 35F or lower. Cold fingers, toes and nose are the last barrier to...

In Winter Hiking » glove liners in bed
December 11, 6:04am

Re: VBL socks
Thin neoprene diver's socks make the best and warmest socks. The recently recently mentioned Adirondack Mountain Club's Winter Mountaineering School Handbook gives that a qualified endor...

December 09, 7:44pm

Stephenson's Warmlite

December 09, 4:09pm

Re: Cabela's PowerDry Hoodie $35.99 online
Those looking for same fabric but in weights better suited to less cold temps might like these deals: silk wt crew: mid wt crew: Note: neither are...

In Gear Deals » Cabela's PowerDry Hoodie $35.99 online
December 08, 3:41pm

Re: Your "stupid light" moments.
FSO gear list for a mid September six day 600 mile solo bike tour in MN and the Dakotas: Peugeot PX-10 bike (great ride) brand X aluminum rack Brooks seat bag spare tire very small tool kit ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Your "stupid light" moments.
December 05, 9:32pm

Re: Mechanical pencils
Nick, I'm not sure your pencil apprenticeship is complete ... have you read How to Sharpen Pencils? The author is even a Blackwing fan.

In GEAR » Which Pencil for the JMT?
December 05, 7:02pm

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