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Re: Nagging Quilt Question
Finally he turns the whole thing right side out and the insulation is supposed to now be in the middle and he then sews the last seam. I can't see how the insulation gets in the middle. What am ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Nagging Quilt Question
October 27, 12:04pm

quilt footbox
Some folks make a simple foot box by just folding the quilt in half (the fold runs from foot end to head end) and sewing the edges together on the foot end. I have not used a quilt built that way ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Newb to MYOG - Want to build a quilt!
October 26, 4:30pm

Re: Climashield Combat Toe Cozies
Now that's a great example of "necessity meeting the inventive mind". Consider this variation ... add a thumb to these and they get a second use as a mitten.

In Make Your Own Gear » Climashield Combat Toe Cozies
October 23, 2:34am

Re: Crescent Moon overbooties
these guys are in Minnesota That brings a smile to my face. Back in the days of the air cooled VW engines a guy in Minneapolis had a somewhat successful business improving their heating systems...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » any sugg.: U.L. overboots w/ runn. shoes?
October 16, 8:02pm

Re: REI merino bag liner
It being my nature to be quantitative ... the REI merino wool bag liner is 28x78 inches and weighs 17 oz. The weight appears to include a drawstring and a snap but no zipper so it's mostly fabr...

In Make Your Own Gear » SmartWool source
October 11, 7:25am

Re: Gear List for Wisconson
Since that list is in the gram weenie weight range .... A size medium Gossamer Poylcryo ground sheet would save 3oz over the large. I've been OK with a small ... medium would be luxurious and I'...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for Wisconson
October 10, 4:22pm

Re: FS: EPIC Nextec Fabric - 3 yds
$30 shipped, correct? send your addr to jcolten at comcast dot net and I'll mail an MO

In Gear Swap » FS: EPIC Nextec Fabric - 3 yds
October 10, 4:14pm

Re: Crocs are 6oz
But they are ugly as heck IMHO; WHAT? You don't want to look like Mickey Mouse? :-) Doesn't bother me, but then I don't worry that with the bill I added to my yellow SD Silponcho, folks tel...

In GEAR » lighter than Crocs
October 05, 5:41am

weaning yourself from a tent
I think I'll cut Brett a little slack, it takes time for your avg person to extend their comfort zone. It took time for me anyway. And then there's Pete who can get by with just a head net for ...

In GEAR » Tarp idea
October 03, 2:52pm

tarps with grommets
This tarp is 10oz, which I forgot to mention. I see how the grommets can tear out, and I will test this. Not can .... will!

In GEAR » Tarp idea
September 30, 4:39pm

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