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Colin Fletcher: Backpacking solo
"If you judge safety to be the paramount consideration in life you should never, under any circumstances, go on long hikes alone. Don't take short hikes either - or, for that matter, go ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 22, 5:37am

Re: dividends
"Your dividend balance from 2012: mine was that way ... but has since changed to 2013 "Amuses me how people treat an REI dividend like a tax refund: "Hey, free money from the gov...

In GEAR » Rei dividends are here =)
March 21, 4:03pm

Re: Stairways of San Francisco - 568 Stairways in 4 Days
Wonderful! I rely on a lot of in (or near) town training hikes with route planning based on "I never met a hill or stairway I didn't like". But I've never found a route as am...

In Post-Trip Reports » Stairways of San Francisco - 568 Stairways in 4 Days
March 21, 12:32pm

Re: Modded Scarp 2
BTW, I'm thinking of buying the X-ing pole from Tentpole Technologies so I can get a stronger pole by increasing the tube wall thickness and diameter, just as I did with the main pole for my Sc...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stephenson 2C Tent Review - Part 2
March 20, 4:08pm

Re: Interesting comment on (lack of) 4season design
The 2C tent badly needs a third arch pole between the front and rear poles. Won't argue with that! I don't see it mentioned on their current web site but I'm pretty sure they used t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stephenson 2C Tent Review - Part 2
March 19, 5:31pm

Note to editor: Stephenson 2C Tent Review - Part 2
Note to editor: the two links to previous reviews in paragraph 2 appear to be broken

In Editor's Roundtable » Stephenson 2C Tent Review - Part 2
March 19, 5:04pm

Re: Pencil vs Pen
I have a copy of the Davis Rees book ... anyone interested could post a WTB in Gear swap and we'll discuss terms;-)

In Other Activities » Because I like you!
March 19, 4:22pm

Re: Don't forget the Cloudburst 3
but I preferred the CB3 to the RS2 on paper. Paper ain't the real world but I agree that the CB3 looks Real Nice. I have not seen a CB3 in the flesh but stock model CB3 is: Price: simila...

In GEAR » Help: Tarptent Rainshadow 2 or Golite Imogene 3
March 18, 6:57am

Re: Help: Tarptent Rainshadow 2 or Golite Imogene 3
How does Rainshadow do in terms of condensation? Satisfied Rainshadow 2 owner here (most of the use in the northern midwest). All tents have condensation problems unless the humidity is low a...

In GEAR » Help: Tarptent Rainshadow 2 or Golite Imogene 3
March 18, 2:34am

Re: How Comfortable is a GoLite Jam 70 -- Really?
No experience here, but a 70 liter frameless pack sounds really silly. Some experience here. To paraphrase Miracle Max (not our Max D) There's a different between mainly frameless (like Jam...

In GEAR » How Comfortable is a GoLite Jam 70 -- Really?
March 16, 7:56pm

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