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re: tarptent vs tarp+bug_net
I'm a tarptent fan and have not used a plain tarp during bug season. Most of my use is in the northern halves of MN and WI and although I'm certain there are places with more biting insects I ...

In GEAR » Tarp vs. TarpTent for flying bugs
July 25, 4:57pm

slightly older?
No offense taken but I just had to chuckle at "The fellow in question was indeed a slightly older fellow (40's)" ... oh to be so young! When I started paying attention to ultralight ideas it ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anti-Lightweight prejudice?
July 17, 5:36pm

re: Hydatid Tapes
Tape worms are an issue at Isle Royale NP. Below is what their drinking water page says about treatment. WARNING! Water not obtained from spigots in Rock Harbor or Windigo must be considered co...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hydatid Tapes
June 12, 12:03pm

making non-slip synylon
An earlier posting mentioned this idea for taking the slip out of sylnylon

In GEAR » Sil Bivies, Why so Slippery?
June 11, 5:20am

re: Moonbow Gearskin
That's a good question, and in eastern or central timezones I expect to pack up a wet shelter every morning. From what I've gathered when asking the same question is that folks place their sleep...

In Multiple Use Gear » Multiple Use Sleeping Bags
June 05, 8:44pm

silnylon groundcloth for TarpTent
This homemade silnylon sheet has worked well for me

In GEAR » Lightweight ground sheet recommendations?
June 05, 12:20pm

zero gram shaving handle
I use Gillette blades (not Mach 3, though) and I've shaved the past few days just holding the blade with my fingers .... works fine. And on a scale of 1-10 my finger dexterity has gotta be <4 so...

In GEAR » Lightweight handle for Gillette Mach 3 blades
June 05, 4:40am

why not punch the jet holes before cutting the fill hole?
Jay, Is there any tendancy for the can to collapse under the force of pushing the needle thru the wall? Seems like it'd be a little sturdier if that were done before cutting the fill hole. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » BPL MYOG Project: Open Jet Alcohol Stove
June 04, 1:44am

garment sizing
Ditto Carol's request. All the sizing adjectives in the world (generous, athletic, trim, roomy) don't have half the value of a single accurate measurement.

In GEAR » BMW Cocoon Pullover sizing
May 30, 7:55pm

quilt shell material
thru-hiker is a nice source for DIY materials including PL, PG-3D and 0.8, 1.1 & 1.9 oz nylon with DWR

In Make Your Own Gear » Primaloft quilts
May 26, 11:45am

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