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Re: Book: "Hiking Light" by Marlyn Doan, Mountainners 1982!
Yet another "there's nuttin new in the world" story! Thanks for sharing. Readily available at acceptable cost thru Amazon ... will be a fine addition to my historical library.

In Philosophy & Technique » Book: "Hiking Light" by Marlyn Doan, Mountainners 1982!
October 22, 4:37pm

Re: Wanted: Guylines
Stephen, Zpacks sells now sells 2.3mm reflective glowire and also lineloc 3 tensions. He does not offer free shipping but $3.95 for all orders under $100 ain't too painful.

In Gear Swap » Wanted: Guylines
October 22, 2:12pm

Re: Quick Suggestions
Also, one micro-gripe on your quilts is where the neck shock cord comes out of the top. It would be a ton better if that was on the side so it doesn't hang in your face. A contrary preferenc...

In GEAR » enLIGHTened equipment product changes in Sept.
October 21, 1:35pm

Re: Backpacking in Hunting Season
In MN I don't worry much about small game, bear or moose hunting seasons ... the participation and concentration levels of hunters are relatively low. Firearm deer season is another story ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking in Hunting Season
October 14, 6:20pm

dehydrating meat: one pot recipe
would eat chicken on a pack trip. But how to dehydrate? I dehydrate overnight (or a bit longer) at 125*F in dehydrator that circulates the air. But, Important...While dehydrated cooked ground...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Looking for a rice-based one-pot recipe.
September 24, 6:55am

Re: Permanent SilNylon Repair???
Very few things adhere to silnylon but you can use McNett Sil-Fix Or (shameless plug), since you have several holes you might find it more cost effective to adapt techniques shown in this articl...

In GEAR » Permanent SilNylon Repair
September 22, 10:04am

Re: one pot recipe
Delmar said: For some reason, my supermarket doesn't carry chicken in the foil pouches. Looking all over for it. Chicken in foil packets is heavy and bulky. I buy canned chicken and dehydrate...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Looking for a rice-based one-pot recipe.
September 21, 8:11pm

Re: Educate me on guylines and line locks
"I have some sort of genetic disease that does not allow me to tie any knot at all." ... One dependable cure is a U.S. Army mountaineering school. I usually reject dichotomies out of...

In GEAR » Educate me on guylines and line locks
September 19, 7:40pm

Re: Remote canister gas stove - Fire Maple FMS-117T or Kovea Spider, or?
It what is the ambient is -10f You need to get the fuel up to a somewhere around +5F for liquid feed stoves using an inverted canister or around 35F for stoves using an upright canister. You al...

In GEAR » Remote canister gas stove - Fire Maple FMS-117T or Kovea Spider, or?
September 18, 9:58pm

Re: Question
Max: search "fabric glue" ... singer brand claims to work with most fabrics, including nylon

In Gear Swap » FS: "Solvitas Perambulum" sew-on patches
September 17, 3:36pm

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