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A good friend and I care for two contiguous segments between Lake County Demo Forest and Reeves Road. We cover from the junction of the main trail and parking lot spur on the Demo Forest end t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
March 02, 3:55pm

Re: 48 hours with the Ancients
Nice TR about what looks like a great outing. Thanks

In Post-Trip Reports » 48 hours with the Ancients
February 28, 10:38am

Re: what would a 10 # base weight look for a winter trip?
Considering that Skurka's base wt for his "Icebox" trek was about 13.5lb and 18lb for the late winter part of the Alaska-Yukon trek ... 10lb might be doable for a very short outing wh...

In Winter Hiking » what would a 10 # base weight look for a winter trip?
February 20, 5:52am

Re: KUIU Ultra Merino Top (best of both worlds)--nuyarn!
Interesting ... and a bit more affordable than pure wool. Just one detail, perhaps it has changed, not sure it is important but their website is now saying nuyarn is 85/15 wool/nylon.

In GEAR » KUIU Ultra Merino Top (best of both worlds)--nuyarn!
February 16, 9:41am

Re: Mn BPLers
getting ready to go up to Duncan in the BWCA Lucky you! That area was my intro to both snowshoeing and the BWCAW one fine late Feb weekend so many years ago. I've often told folks that if t...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
February 09, 2:42pm

Ouch, May is tough between a long standing annual Memorial Day weekend backpack trip and spring maintenance on "my" section of the SHT. But Lake City is day trip distance so if I'm ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
February 09, 11:25am

Re anonymous posters
David, Surely there's SOMETHING unacceptable about you. The omissions in your laundry list of "I'm nots" might give us clues. Already know (suspect?) you are a chemical e...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » anonymous posters
February 09, 11:20am

Re: Second on the Full Bag
Doug- good idea, I've read a lot about VBL's, but never played around w/ them- time to do some re-reading :) For Montana? ... absolutely! And if you have that rainshell along you can us...

In GEAR » elephant foot bag in lieu of survival bivy, blankets, etc
February 09, 3:01am

Re: Sizing and specs
I hope we're lucky enough that they send you the entire size chart.

In GEAR » Another company selling nonwoven raingear
February 09, 2:49am

Re: Trail Work Thread
A very good longtime friend and I "own" maintenance rights to nine miles of the Superior Hiking Trail. It typically takes two full days to give it a clean sweep. There's a camps...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trail Work Thread
February 08, 7:00pm

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