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I'm off the fence: Northern Midwest Hiking-Centric GGG @ Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
The decision's been made for me ... grand grandson's first birthday celebration will be on the 24th. Wouldn't miss that even if I could get away with it. Enjoy the trip, I'll l...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northern Midwest Hiking-Centric GGG @ Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
March 05, 10:17pm

Re: R-value
lets look at Roger's NeoAir test data (2009) Neoair models relying only on layers of reflective material wouldn't be an apples-apples comparison to down or synthetic insulated clothing. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Impact of Wind on Insulation Loft
March 02, 10:53am

Re: Northern Midwest Hiking-Centric GGG @ Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Jim from Minnesota was another possibility too, right? Yes. I still remain a possibility ... will need to get off the fence soon. On one hand, it's pushing the limit of where I'm wil...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northern Midwest Hiking-Centric GGG @ Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
March 02, 7:47am

insulation vs thickness: Impact of Wind on Insulation Loft
While they were not involved with clothing, it might be useful to look at the R-value vs thickness results in Roger's and Will's 2011 tests and articles about many many insulated sleeping m...

In Editor's Roundtable » Impact of Wind on Insulation Loft
March 02, 6:24am

Re: Best wildlife encounters?
Not my encounter (unfortunately) and yes, this was a "tourist activity" but this would rate very high for me

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best wildlife encounters?
February 28, 6:16am

Re: ...sigh
let's see ... just last week I packed away three fleece balaclavas (and numerous other fleeces) that I'd treated with nikwax polar proof. Why am I feeling fleeced? We're trying to...

In Gear Deals » Grid Fleece Balaclava (Patagucci R1 Material) - $6.90
February 26, 5:47pm

Re: Northern Midwest Hiking-Centric GGG @ Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
I hear you on the 34f slush trips Travis could demonstrate sleeping in his packraft?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northern Midwest Hiking-Centric GGG @ Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
February 23, 2:16pm

Re: Northern Midwest Hiking-Centric GGG @ Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
take the forecast in Michigan with a pinch of salt I hear ya on that, last winter while picking up a backcountry permit at Porcupine Mtns SP we were advised that "we've been known to g...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northern Midwest Hiking-Centric GGG @ Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
February 23, 1:12pm

microspikes: Northern Midwest Hiking-Centric GGG @ Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Are these a good idea for this trip maybe I should pick some up depending on weather/ ice conditions??? That's hard to say. Current snow depths make it look like it'll be hard to thaw a...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Northern Midwest Hiking-Centric GGG @ Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
February 23, 12:27pm

Re: Rubber band.....rubber band man.
I never pass up the chance to save a rubber band for reuse later! I wonder if that is a genetic trait or an acquired illness;-) Testing Protocol I hung 3 rubber bands from our outside clothesl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rubber band.....rubber band man.
February 23, 8:15am

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