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drying collapsable water containers
Several folks have noted that collapsable water containers take forever to dry. That can be solved with air exchange if you don't live in *VERY* humid conditions. I tried a small aquarium a...

In GEAR » Hydration Bladder Insight
October 30, 6:11am

picture test
One way to dry a platypus

In User Test Forum » test
October 30, 5:55am

yet another test

In User Test Forum » test
October 29, 1:04pm

Re: spinntarp
And the trick is??????

In User Test Forum » test
October 28, 9:04pm

Re: Ryan Jordan and the Gear list of Doom
There is some discussion about not being so focused on base weight and more on full skinout weight (FSO). Absolutely! My own feeling is that FSO wt. PLUS wt. of consumables per day is the only ...

In Gear Lists » Ryan Jordan's SUL Winter Challenge
October 24, 12:40pm

Re: Ryan's water bottles
I have a friend who dislikes sweat and insects so much that his camping season starts in October and ends in April (in MN) He has a 2 part tactic for not freezing water bottles overnight: 1) ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yellowstone / Beartooths Trek
October 11, 4:24am

Re: vapor barrier sleeping bag
Ice in the insulatoin was also a problem for 1986 Steger Arctic Expedition. IIRC, their sleeping bags weighed 60 pounds at the end of the trip. Took hours each night to warm them up. His crew ...

In Winter Hiking » dry down bag?
October 11, 4:11am

Re: Re: Re: Pre-Orders
Franco, Tell me ahout that bank that's paying 5% on short term liquid deposits. That's approx 10 time what banks are paying in my town;-) If the big players in the industry were delivering...

In GEAR » Cocoon Pants Status
October 07, 7:14am

Re: Philmont bear bags
At first I thought they gave us too much food but by late in the trek we were eating everything they provided plus more food we collected from food swap boxes in the camps. Even the chili-mac? ;-)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Philmont Summer 2006 -
September 21, 11:23am

Re: Re: Kinsman Insulated Pullover Kit
A multi part answer: 1) Send your questions via the contact us link. Ayce has always been very responsive. 2) For the kinsman (and wind pants, I think) kits, he sends a pattern for just the si...

In Make Your Own Gear » Kinsman Insulated Pullover Kit
September 18, 8:21am

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