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Re: Say What?
Alan, I was addressing your line of reasoning that a "60 day unsupported thru-hike" meant starting the hike carrying 100% of the hike's needs (except water, air and light). On the broader top...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What did it cost?
December 17, 10:12am

Re: 180 lb. Backpack
Alan, Sounds like you are confusing "unsupported" with "without resupply". "Supported" most often means having a crew that meets you along the trail with supplies, eliminating time/effort/det...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What did it cost?
December 17, 4:56am

Re: $7.00 digital scales on Sale
Don't know how well it works but standard shipping to my zip is $5.50. $12.50 is still a PDG price.

In Gear Deals » $7.00 digital scales on Sale
December 16, 8:07pm

Re: 1.5oz wood stove
Pretty Dang Nice (PDN)! But if you'll allow me to pretend to be a gram weenie when I'm not .... I'd like to play devil's advocate with this. At .5 oz starter fluid per cooked meal, aren't you...

In Make Your Own Gear » 1.5oz wood stove
December 14, 4:36pm

the low cost Photon light alternative
Tinny & Ryan, I have a photon and recently tried one of the $3 photon-like lights from AntiGravityGear: * definitely not the same light * pretty much identical size/shape * seemed like simi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making the Photon light easier to find
December 13, 12:03pm

Gossamer Gear NightLite pad length
So, Ryan J and PJ both say they'd prefer a couple more inches of length on the torso length NightLite pad. Is there anything about the NightLite that would prevent folks from ordering the 3/4 le...

In Make Your Own Gear » Gossamer Gear NightLite pad length
December 09, 4:01pm

Re: Backpacking meals
I want to second William's suggestion about dehydrated cooked hamburger. Someone I met online called it "burger rocks" ... which will make perfect sense if you try to bite one of the dried piece...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Prepackaged vs Homemade
December 09, 8:00am

Re: condensation inside PacLite?
This is might be insensible perspiration condensing on the cool inner surface of the jacket. I found the following expanation of types of perspiration here We perspire in two different ways....

In GEAR » condensation inside PacLite?
December 08, 3:54pm

materials sourcing: down for MYOG
thru-hiker sells 800+ fill power down

In Make Your Own Gear » Materials Sourcing
December 05, 9:22am

is a modified extreme stove a plan for success??
The stove discussion is very good stuff for the early stages of invention but since we're planning on sending him out with this kit I just gotta ask ... "What reason will we have to think it will w...

In Gear Lists » Ryan Jordan's SUL Winter Challenge
November 29, 9:44pm

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