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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

Re: Acu-Rite thermometer: question
"thermometers out in the open can register the cold night sky more than the ambient temperature" Wow, how does that happen? That IS weird. It was clear, I'll grant you that. But th...

In GEAR » Acu-Rite thermometer: question
March 13, 6:34am

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