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Re: Hummers...
Among the MANY things that mystify me is the idea that a person's automobile somehow is a foundation for their sense of identity. I just don't get it. NOTE: lest anyone be tempted to as...

In Post-Trip Reports » A long anticipated meeting on the Black Forest Trail
April 11, 7:27pm

Re: The real story
As we approached the valet area, she asked me to let her out of the truck because she didn't want anyone to see her in a truck. Had a similar experience with each of our children when droppi...

In Post-Trip Reports » A long anticipated meeting on the Black Forest Trail
April 11, 11:08am

Re: 10 Reasons why you should never spend time in the backcountry
-You can't call out for pizza: clearly a starvation danger. Between sat phones, GPS and drones that reason will be gone soon:-) Here's one from true life. 40 yrs ago my then boss was...

In Philosophy & Technique » 10 Reasons why you should never spend time in the backcountry
April 11, 8:48am

Re: The real story
I have to tell you, your pictures aren't doing you any favors. Sounds like you are going overboard with that "managing expectations" thing:-)

In Post-Trip Reports » A long anticipated meeting on the Black Forest Trail
April 10, 7:19pm

Re: Drone hunting
Speaking of "some new kind of electronic weapon" I think I was one day too early: http://news.sky.com/story/1075647/laser-cannon-deployed-by-us-navy-for-tests Heavier than a 12 gaug...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Drones and phones
April 09, 6:24pm

yet another small seller of accessory gear
While searching for a source of the hard to find CamCleat CL266 line-loks I was directed by the CamCleat folks to an ebay seller that handles them and also a modest selection of other stuff. Price...

In GEAR » yet another small seller of accessory gear
April 09, 6:04am

Re: Drone hunting
> (Lessee, a .338 Lapua mag bolt rifle, Burris Eliminator III rangefinding scope... hmmm.) How about a Barret? Cheers Roger! Are you trolling to start up another flaming BPL firearms t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Drones and phones
April 08, 10:53am

Re: Drones
I can't wait for humans to become brilliantly post technological. Here's a reading suggestion Ken:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Drones and phones
April 08, 2:59am

Re: My guide on packing light for an overnight winter backcountry hut trip
WHAT? BPL has become a literary society? Eleven replies concerned with style and hardly a hint about content? I'll start, not much to quibble about but ... no emergency shelter for the e...

In Gear Lists » My guide on packing light for an overnight winter backcountry hut trip
April 02, 3:12pm

Re: WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator
Stephen, you got a real bargain! I'm finding it hard to resist picking those up. I'm curious about the purchase though. I'm assuming this grew out of the experience you hinted at ...

In Gear Swap » WTB: 30" Snow shoes with Televator
April 01, 4:45pm

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