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pack add-ons
Two comments about this thread: 1) if all the improvements suggested here were made I think we'd have a pack weighing 3-4 lbs 2) but having said that, for my tastes, SMALL belt pockets add va...

In GEAR » Tough but light backpack?
May 04, 2:41pm

Frank, let's take this off line ... my_firstname at my_lastname dot net

In GEAR » How do you Go Ultralight Without Spending Major $$$? (please ignore previous thread).
May 03, 8:13pm

I started with a Squall as a large solo. That got me comfortable with the idea that I could be OK under a tarp. After surviving a few downpours in the squall I moved up to a Cloudburst as a more ...

In GEAR » How do you Go Ultralight Without Spending Major $$$? (please ignore previous thread).
May 01, 9:25pm

simple to use insect resistant shelter
TarpTents are quick and easy to setup and offer excellent bug resistance. I use one in northern MN and WI during peak skeeter season. You can find places with worse insects but not without trying...

In GEAR » How do you Go Ultralight Without Spending Major $$$? (please ignore previous thread).
May 01, 6:29am

I'm not sure if you can effectively reseal coated fabric with flaking sealer. It might be like painting over peeling paint. I've used bulk K-Kote sealer with a small brush when seam sealing a lo...

In GEAR » Re-waterproofing a backpacking tent
April 26, 4:38am

staying on a silnylon floor/groundcloth
My TarpTent has no floor but I use a silnylon groundcloth like shown in this photo The ridgerest pad shown still tended to move around if the ground was very uneven so I have since switched from 3...

In GEAR » Slippy-Slidy Tarp Tent
April 17, 6:34pm

TarpTent Squall
Still looking for a squall? If so, can you live without a floor? I have one in good condition, used 10 nights. I've moved up to a Cloudburst for 2 and down to a homemade TarpTent 1 for solo.

In Gear Swap » WTB Tarptent Squall
April 08, 2:45pm

pot cozies
Regarding the suggestion that sleeping gear double as a pot cozy .... two words, food odor. Folks I've camped with tell me I'm a lot less bear-phobic than average but adding food odor to sleepin...

In GEAR » AntiGravity Gear Pot Cozy
March 22, 3:52pm

TarpTent makes fine products. I don't know about the designs that are new for this year but the Cloudburst is very nice with good interior volume and good vertical clearance right to the edge. ...

In GEAR » Europa 05, Tarptent, or SD Flashlight
March 19, 7:11pm

thru-hiker shell pants now available
The Liberty Ridge pants kit is now available at www.thru-hiker.com And yes, it is a good easy first sewing project. 2.7 oz for 42" waist 31" inseam, made from 1.1oz/yd fabric, flat 1/4" nylon...

In GEAR » 3-season "do it all" pants...
March 15, 6:22pm

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