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Re: fire starter idea
That's an interesting article, I've passed it on to a friend who's back door is a short walk from Glacier NP and who can speak from experience about grizzly charges. I'll be interested in his comm...

In GEAR » Fire starter idea
November 29, 4:00pm

Trail Etiquette or Trail Rage?
Maybe we should remember why hikers are angry, Of course we can feel anger and even resentment when seeing wrongdoing. Nothing wrong with that. But justified anger does not equate to justify...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Etiquette ?
November 23, 12:01pm

Re: Fire starter idea
Dale, Ya thinking of something like this? (click on "Survival Necklace" in the menu on the left and then scroll down about 3/4 of the way thru the page to the details about the "Four-Finger-Fir...

In GEAR » Fire starter idea
November 19, 6:21pm

Re: Your questions needed for new BPL column
Andrew, One question I'd really like to see answered is "How in #$%^&* did you manage to get down the Drain Pipe in winter? (Tettegouche Park on the SHT)

In Philosophy & Technique » Your questions needed for new BPL column
November 18, 7:16pm

Re: thread & patterns
Ummm, I've got to ask my favorite blunt question "What problem are we solving here?" re: Small quantities of hydrophobe thread 1) Sure, 6000yds is a life time supply for almost every MYOGer ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Materials
November 18, 6:56am

Re: Oware Alphamid
I stopped worrying about 30d silnylon's survivability in wind when I learned that folks jump out of perfectly good airplanes with parachutes made from the stuff. I did not have tools to measure ...

In Winter Hiking » Oware Alphamid
November 17, 11:41am

Re: Weight concious solution .. radiant heat loss
now, at the temperature of a burning flame, radiant heat loss becomes much more significant. Strictly speaking, it is the temperature difference that matters. There will be no net radiant trans...

In GEAR » LAND-Shark Emergency Survival Bag - Experience? or Reviews?
November 15, 3:32pm

Re: No Solo? Don't get swallowed by the "Fear Factor"
Yet we’ve grown to accept the risk of driving as a natural part of everyday life. So true. You could substitute a number of things for "driving" in that statement. My favorite version come...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Solo or No Go
November 10, 12:55pm

Smartwool Interval Zip T-Shirt at SAC
Here we go again ... they are going fast

In Gear Deals » Steep and Cheap....and what else...?
November 10, 9:15am

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In User Test Forum » avatar test
November 09, 3:35pm

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