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Re: Re: SMD Essence pics
Robert, The $64K question .... how did it carry at 28lbs? And how far/long did you carry it?

In GEAR » Front Loading UL pack?
February 05, 8:36am

Re: First Project
Thru-hiker's new taffeta

In Make Your Own Gear » First Project--Bivy
January 27, 2:33am

Re: 3 Seasons Where?
Jim Colten has no problem with the group defining a three season min temp target at 30F ... that would be a four season temp where he was born (south of interstate 10). As for Duluth ... Duluth ...

In Gear Lists » Cheapest UL Gear List Challenge
January 24, 9:15pm

Re: $25 sleeping bag
I have one of those. It's a good value for the price. You can drop about 2oz from the weight by amputating the stuff sack's compression straps ... it's a very tight stuff and they provide lit...

In Gear Lists » Cheapest UL Gear List Challenge
January 22, 3:58pm

Cheapest UL Gear List Challenge
This could be a lot of fun but it could also break down into quibbling over details unless there is a bit more structure. Topics I think we ought to reach some agreement on: 1) What are we weig...

In Gear Lists » Cheapest UL Gear List Challenge
January 20, 10:40pm

light weight saw
The Sawvivor is a very good light weight saw.

In GEAR » Lightweight chopping hatchet
January 18, 4:19pm

Re: Ray Way
I also am a tarpent fan .... but some folks prefer a flat tarp's flexibility to use a less enclosed pitch for nights you think will have fair weather. Henry has the MYOG tarptent instructions he...

In Make Your Own Gear » confusion with Ray Way
January 03, 2:08pm

Re: Re: MYOG inflatable pillow
Now, if we can just source those valves ...

In Make Your Own Gear » homemade inflatable pillow
January 03, 8:04am

heat sealable fabric
Seattle Fabrics sells heat sealable fabric:

In Make Your Own Gear » Materials Sourcing
January 02, 4:52pm

MYOG inflatable pillow
You can purchase heat sealable fabric ... might provide for larger pieces at less cost than cannibalizing dry bags. I'll post info in the materials sourcing thread.

In Make Your Own Gear » homemade inflatable pillow
January 02, 4:48pm

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