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Re: Vapor Trail Side Pockets
I concur with Roy about keeping the bottom of the Granite Gear packs stuffed not overly tight and that keeping sleeping bag/quilt and clothes in a loosely stuffed sack in the bottom of the pack is...

In GEAR » UL packs ideas?
September 29, 8:19am

Re: New SMD shelters
Shires tents have floors (I presume special orders are available) Not all Tarptents have floors: Henry's store still lists a floorless Virga 2 but I'm pretty sure that'll only be till current...

In GEAR » New SMD shelters
September 29, 7:53am

Double Rainbow floor question
A question for double rainbow owners ... the single rainbow lists the floor size as 38"-46" wide and 88"-96" long. I read an explanation somewhere that the smaller dimensions was with the floor in...

September 25, 12:06pm

Re: What's Everyone using for a Sleeping Bag PAD. Z-lite etc.
Thermarest Prolite 3 short and a 1/4 inch thick foam pad of unknown heritage under my feet and to sit upon

In GEAR » What's Everyone using for a Sleeping Bag PAD. Z-lite etc.
September 19, 7:32pm

Re: Pack test
I didn't like things in stuff sacks inside the pack. The sacks made the objects assume sometimes incomatible shapes. So the hammock and tarp I just stuffed into the pack. There's a dilema there....

In Make Your Own Gear » G4 pack questions
September 18, 2:32am

Re: Re: trying to boil 3 cups of water
Also, do the instructions with the stove (or on the website) give any indication of maximum batch size? Glenn might have a good point here. Some of Tinny's stoves tend to be finely tuned for fa...

In Philosophy & Technique » trying to boil 3 cups of water
September 12, 11:55am

Re: trying to boil 3 cups of water
consider trying 2 batches of 1.5 cups each

In Philosophy & Technique » trying to boil 3 cups of water
September 11, 8:43pm

Re: re Orikaso bowls
And I have found that a lot of food hides in the folds and only shows back up when one goes to wash it after unfolding. That is true but it's been just the solids and it's been a simple matter t...

In GEAR » cheap light bowl
September 05, 4:53pm

Re: Titanium Snips
Thru-hiker's forum had a question/answer on that topic recently

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium Snips
August 28, 12:10pm

Re: Gear List for 6 day Sierras Trip
9 lbs food for 6 days may or may not be cutting it close? what's your calorie budget, distance traveled and total ft of uphill?

In Gear Lists » Gear List for 6 day Sierras Trip
August 09, 10:49am

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