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Re: Backpacking: Baby on Board - Part 2: Trekking with a Toddler
Wonderful ... simply wonderful. Your daughter was wise beyond her years to choose such parents:-)

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpacking: Baby on Board - Part 2: Trekking with a Toddler
April 20, 8:25am

Re: Patagonia Nano Puff or Stoic Hadron
I've been on two Philmont treks which certainly does NOT make me an authoritative source. I don't get cold easily and could get by with what Mark say's he'd carry if there's a ...

In Philmont » My Tips learned at Philmont
April 17, 5:12pm

Re: MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
Can't embed the Amazon link for some reason Happens from time to time here. It usually works to create a bit.ly shortened URL and imbed that ... as seen here bit.ly URL to pin vise

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
April 15, 6:26pm

pin vise

In User Test Forum » test
April 15, 6:20pm

Re: Who all makes 45F-50F Climashield insulated quilts/sleeping bag liners?
Hi Roleigh, The EE quilts are NICE. Well made, lots of features and a reasonable wait (3 weeks currently advertised). I think you'll like either the Prodigy 50 or Prodigy 40. I'm a ...

In GEAR » Who all makes 45F-50F Climashield insulated quilts/sleeping bag liners?
April 13, 4:41pm

Re: 25+ years
25+ plus years ago I did not use a sleeping pad May through September:-) Two layers of ensolite in cold weather. But 25- years ago I picked up a t-rest and used it for 15 years, mostly canoe ...

In GEAR » what 25+ years will do..
April 12, 9:56pm

Re: sexy counts
"Wear a kilt...", but I'm not Scottish and I live in Texas, so that might start a ruckus MIGHT? There's little doubt ... except maybe around Austin, where there are a lot of i...

In GEAR » Does Clothing Count?
April 12, 12:04pm

Re: Does Clothing Count?
There's a hat that I used to wear when staffing a help desk On April 1 each year. It displayed the words: "I don't know, I don't care, it makes no difference" Picture m...

In GEAR » Does Clothing Count?
April 12, 10:27am

Re: Bug Season in Michigan
I can't speak for MI but MN we usually have a short spring window after it starts to warm and the trails are getting dry but still before the insect explosion. For us that usually means a bug ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bug Season in Michigan
April 12, 5:08am

Re: Hummers...
Among the MANY things that mystify me is the idea that a person's automobile somehow is a foundation for their sense of identity. I just don't get it. NOTE: lest anyone be tempted to as...

In Post-Trip Reports » A long anticipated meeting on the Black Forest Trail
April 11, 7:27pm

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