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Re: G4 pack questions
Marius has it right regarding the loops. I did not buy Quest's instructions ... used the ones at If they are the same, you might consider switching the order of steps 5.1 a...

In Make Your Own Gear » G4 pack questions
July 29, 6:56am

Re: Pressurized Alcohol Stove with simmer capability
Tinny's NION is a low output pressurized alcohol stove.

In GEAR » Pressurized Alcohol Stove with simmer capability
July 27, 3:06pm

Re: Dry Pack
It's maybe a bit pricey but I would expect that a Gearskin might work with a dry bag and also work without a drybag for those times when you don't think it's necessary. I haven't used a gearsk...

In GEAR » ULA Arctic 1000 pack
June 23, 11:08am

Re: groceries for ten days in the Pasayten
Very compact, two questions: 1) what'll be the distance hiked? (or other physical activity) 2) what's the daily calorie budget?

In Photo Gallery » groceries for ten days in the Pasayten
June 21, 2:16pm

Re: bumbag/fannypack plus rucsac combination
I have used a size medium golite breeze riding on top of an old Kelty Moab lumbar pack. I liked it a lot. It rides best with the shoulder straps somewhat snug. But a single larger rucksack (li...

In GEAR » bumbag/fannypack plus rucsac combination
June 15, 8:47am

Re: Mallory & irvine wore softshell...
Great article! Although if they put 3 yrs into recreating the clothing I'd wish they'd field tested it for more than two days. And I can't agree that this is a brick in the wall of evidence that M...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Mallory & irvine wore softshell...
June 13, 6:02pm

Re: Tahoe-Yosemite trail gearlist
Aaaaahhhh yes, old maps and guide books ... the source of untold amounts of trouble. (in this contect "trouble" can be a synonym for "memorable experience") Sounds like a great trip, although 2...

In Gear Lists » Tahoe-Yosemite trail gearlist
June 03, 8:24pm

Re: Fiddling with alcohol stoves
Geez Dale, that was a lot like reading from the first chapter of Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman. Glad you didn't burn the house down. Brought back memories of the time a friend and I (age 8 ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fiddling with alcohol stoves
May 29, 3:04am

Re: Glacier Park. Which Season?
I haven't been there but a coworker who takes all his annual vacation in Glacier's backcountry (every year) leaves home (MN) on Labor Day and returns during the last week of September. His main ob...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Glacier Park. Which Season?
May 28, 9:13pm

Re: keeping guylines untangled
What a simple, elegant, and ingenious solution Ditto that. Folks sharing their own little gems of genius is what makes forums like this so great. Thanks Vick.

In Philosophy & Technique » keeping guylines untangled
May 28, 4:40pm

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