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Re: UltraLight Outfitters Beer Can Cook pot Stove small air gap?
I had the same initial reaction as David Lewis ... in that photo the windscreen is *WAY* too tight to allow adequate airflow for combustion. But when I watched the quicktime demo video and learn...

In GEAR » Ultralight Outfitters Beer Can Stove System for Esbit Fuel
August 14, 12:20pm

re: pillow talk
I too need (want?) a substantial head suppport at night. I had a Qualofil (sp?)camp pillow for many years. When the flannel cover finally rotted away I cut off about 1/3 of the filling and used...

In GEAR » Pillow Talk
August 13, 2:33pm

re: family tent
Ditto the endorsements of TarpTents. I'd add that the models I've used (original Squall, Cloudburst and homemade TT1) have all benefited from using 2 extra stakes and guy lines at the midpoints...

In GEAR » Family Tent
August 05, 7:54am

TI Trowel questions
Bill, 1) what gauge/thickness Ti stock did you use? 2) What did you use to cut and drill the Ti?

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Light Weight - Make Your Own for an AT Thru-Hike
July 31, 8:10am

re: tarptent vs tarp+bug_net
I'm a tarptent fan and have not used a plain tarp during bug season. Most of my use is in the northern halves of MN and WI and although I'm certain there are places with more biting insects I ...

In GEAR » Tarp vs. TarpTent for flying bugs
July 25, 4:57pm

slightly older?
No offense taken but I just had to chuckle at "The fellow in question was indeed a slightly older fellow (40's)" ... oh to be so young! When I started paying attention to ultralight ideas it ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anti-Lightweight prejudice?
July 17, 5:36pm

re: Hydatid Tapes
Tape worms are an issue at Isle Royale NP. Below is what their drinking water page says about treatment. WARNING! Water not obtained from spigots in Rock Harbor or Windigo must be considered co...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Hydatid Tapes
June 12, 12:03pm

making non-slip synylon
An earlier posting mentioned this idea for taking the slip out of sylnylon

In GEAR » Sil Bivies, Why so Slippery?
June 11, 5:20am

re: Moonbow Gearskin
That's a good question, and in eastern or central timezones I expect to pack up a wet shelter every morning. From what I've gathered when asking the same question is that folks place their sleep...

In Multiple Use Gear » Multiple Use Sleeping Bags
June 05, 8:44pm

silnylon groundcloth for TarpTent
This homemade silnylon sheet has worked well for me

In GEAR » Lightweight ground sheet recommendations?
June 05, 12:20pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim Colten

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TarpTent
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

Thru-Hiker.com
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