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Re: Re: Bending Titanium (repeatedly)
The nerve of some folks! Spoiling (perhaps killing!) a perfectly good theoretical discussion by interjecting real life experence. What's this world coming to? he-he

In GEAR » Bending Titanium (repeatedly)
September 13, 1:05pm

Re: Kinsman Insulated Pullover Kit
I just received the kit, have not started cutting/sewing yet. I have made thru-hiker wind pants and Kennebec. Instructions are good. Contruction methods are highly developed. Modifying a pa...

In Make Your Own Gear » Kinsman Insulated Pullover Kit
September 11, 7:07pm

Best price for Good Cook Safe Cut can opener?
SOOOOO, who's found the best price for the Safe Cut can opener? Some folks have reported getting them at Walgreens ... but the Walgreens in our town are all saying "we used to carry it, but ..."...

In GEAR » Ultralight Outfitters Beer Can Stove System for Esbit Fuel
September 07, 7:29pm

Re: Lightweight & Inexpensive - Philmont 2006
This answer assumes the goal is lightweight rather than ultralight. tyvek would work for a gear tarp but be warned, tyvek is *LOUD* in the wind. If you have access to a few sewing machines yo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lightweight & Inexpensive - Philmont 2006
September 06, 1:53am

Re: What kind of footwear do you wear ?
Paul, A nit, perhaps, but ... I should probably re-read that part of Beyond Backpacking to be sure but while he certainly did suggest boots for some conditions I'm pretty sure he suggests "th...

In GEAR » What kind of footwear do you wear ?
September 04, 7:38am

an alternative hat brim stiffener
Not being a gram weenie (yet, anyway) I've used, really like and will continue to use thru-hiker's timtex. But if that's too heavy you might try fiberglass window sceen material. At my nearest ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Light Weight - Make Your Own for an AT Thru-Hike
August 31, 7:44pm

Re: insul-mat uber micro pad
If you decide you want to try it you can find it for sale here

In GEAR » insul-mat uber micro pad
August 29, 3:06pm

Re: Make a Canister Cozy
I'm trying (and failing) to get my brain around the idea of a canister cozy for cold weather. But since I've not used a canister in the cold I suspect I'm just missing something. Cold weather r...

In Make Your Own Gear » Make A Canister Cozy
August 25, 9:24pm

sewing silnylon
Silnylon presents a lot of challenges. A walking foot is alleged to make it easier. Have you tried adjusting the downward pressure on the foot? It might also be productive to ask at thru-hiker

In Make Your Own Gear » Need silnylon sewing tips
August 22, 3:46pm

Re: Re: inserting an active hyperlink.......
ACK! Sorry about that typo. I've edited the original post to correct it. It ain't nearly as easy to include an example of HTML in a web page as it is to make a functional hyperlink. This ve...

In GEAR » Ultralight Outfitters Beer Can Stove System for Esbit Fuel
August 22, 2:55am

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