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Re: Me for 3 on the SHT
Glenn, I've bike shuttled on the SHT some. I've used a poncho successfully hiking (but a largish one, 5'x8') ... but not for cycling. You could easily have a 2 hr bike shuttl...

In Gear Lists » Me for 3 on the SHT
February 24, 3:09pm

Superior Hiking Trail teaser
Not quite a trip report but I'm not finding a better fit for this ... Another guy (Tom Salwasser) has created this delightful SHT photo montage from photos taken over the past several years.

In Post-Trip Reports » Superior Hiking Trail teaser
February 24, 2:58am

Re: Packable Min/Max Thermometer
Be aware of the temperature range on electronic thermometers relative to temperatures you might encounter, especially on the low end The acurite's low end is -4F, there are others with the l...

In GEAR » Packable Min/Max Thermometer
February 21, 8:55pm

Re: The CAFFIN tents come
Hi Roger, Another PM headed your way.

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
February 20, 5:35pm

Re: Kite lines
what are the most important features for kite line? Usually, wind drag. Then weight. Perhaps minimal stretch also? At least for steerable kites.

In Make Your Own Gear » Spectra, dacron, kevlar line discussion
February 18, 7:13am

committees: Industry motivations
Q. What do you get when a committee sets out to design a horse? A. a camel

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
February 18, 7:10am

Re: The Marshall Plan
Very interested to know how you like the Marshall pattern, please post up. Will do. Regards you elasticized tube--read your description thrice--still don't understand. Yeah, I was thinkin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thru-Hiker Fleece Mitten Pattern Comments.
February 17, 6:34am

Re: Too much fun in the 'kitchen'
Jim, you really, really need one of these setups. Just think, nice hot muffins in the morning, pizza or a cheeseburger or something else in the evening. No baggie meals. Doug, yer killin me .......

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Too much fun in the 'kitchen'
February 17, 6:26am

Re: Too much fun in the 'kitchen'
Idester ... you evil man This stove junkie is happy with a Kovea Spider for winter and a CC Ti-Tri + inferno the rest of the year ... that's my story and I'm sticking to it (pay no atte...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Too much fun in the 'kitchen'
February 16, 8:16pm

Re: Thru-Hiker Fleece Mitten Pattern Comments.
I haven't made fleece mitts but used the Thru-Hiker pattern for shell mitts and that worked well. Comments: +1 Delmar's remark about scaling for hand size. I gave up on zig-zag for the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thru-Hiker Fleece Mitten Pattern Comments.
February 16, 6:06pm

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