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Re: on being a philosopher ...
Gosh, I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. WHAT? Growing up isn't optional??? Say it ain't so!

In Pre-Trip Planning » The begining of the rest of my life.
February 18, 8:38pm

Re: Jardine
Trekking poles ... On flat ground, put them in your pack or you feel stupid. Me? I'm too stupid to feel stupid, he-he. I appreciate the extra propulsion on flats as well as up hills and th...

In GEAR » Which cannonballs should I be looking at?
February 18, 8:35pm

Re: Re: Which cannonballs should I be looking at?
regarding: buy, buy, buy! Can't say that I've ever detected a lack of "buy, buy, buy" in these forums;-) Note that I'm looking in a mirror so as to include myself in tha...

In GEAR » Which cannonballs should I be looking at?
February 18, 12:51pm

Re: Which cannonballs should I be looking at?
Jardine deserves credit for the public exposure that his books provided for UL. A lot of what he advocates is pure gold. However I was put off by the cult of personality surrounding the guy and...

In GEAR » Which cannonballs should I be looking at?
February 18, 12:05pm

Re: Overnight on the Wisconsin Peninsula
Nice idea for a trip Travis! One question ... how much fiddling did it require to get that drumhead tight pitch on your trailstar using deadmen? OK, a second question ... I see several state...

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight on the Wisconsin Peninsula
February 17, 4:35pm

Re: Thermometers
It's always smart to check the functional temperature range for digital thermometers to see if they are suitable for your climate. The Accutite is good from -4F to +158F ... probably desirab...

In GEAR » thermometer
February 17, 2:24pm

Re: The begining of the rest of my life.
Look into Eustace Conway and an internship at Turtle Island Preserve. Hmmm, seems like Turtle Island is currently closed due to not meeting building code and health regulations in Watauga Coun...

In Pre-Trip Planning » The begining of the rest of my life.
February 17, 10:27am

Re: Hoks on the SHT
they are more efficient on traversing tight rolling terrain than snowshoes. just be aware while the SHT does have some stretches of "light rolling terrain" you'll want to choose ch...

In Winter Hiking » Altai Hok on SHT
February 12, 5:31pm

Re: thermocrons
Note that the "cheapest one" that Rob found is not a data logging ibutton ... it provides instantaneous readings and needs to be connected via a "1-wire network" to a device tha...

In GEAR » thermometer
February 12, 7:12am

Re: Another Tarp Reinforcement Question
Hi Tyler, Warning, shameless plug ... If you were an "M" level member or are willing to pay the per-article fee you'd find some helpful hints here But you are on the right tra...

In Make Your Own Gear » Another Tarp Reinforcement Question
February 10, 1:31pm

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