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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

Re: My NeoAir adventures.
I can add my own neoair story to Peter's In chronological order: neoair small I wasn't gonna spend that much $$ without losing weight from the prolite small I was using. Still own i...

In GEAR » My NeoAir adventures.
February 09, 10:47am

Re: Want To BORROW "beginner" flat tarp
+1 for using cheap blue tarps dor your first few dates with tarping ... that's how I started

In Gear Swap » Want To BORROW "beginner" flat tarp
February 07, 6:35pm

Re: REI is F.O.S.?
note: this is not a comment about the law titled "Affordable Care Act (I refuse to use the O____care word) I allow that others might not have the same sensibilities as myself but isn't ...

In Chaff » REI is F.O.S.?
February 07, 6:01pm

Re: Where would you like a midwest GGG be held
It might be best to hold multiple events but I would like to find what area would be best for the most people. Finding one location to generate the largest attendance may be a worthwhile goal bu...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Where would you like a midwest GGG be held
February 07, 11:34am

Re: +1 for Climashield
another +1 for climashield (if synthetic is what you need/want)

In GEAR » Looking for a synthetic quilt
February 05, 6:04pm

@Nick Re: @ Jerry
Concerning: The Constitution is about the limitation of government, not the conduct of individuals. It is not a charter of the Government's power; but about protecting individuals from governm...

In Chaff » Corporations are Soylent Green!
February 05, 5:50pm

Re: Marmot Arroyo and WM Megalite in Quilt Mode
I have used the Arroyo as a quilt. That was several years ago and I no longer own the bag so I can't measure it. The zipper was not short ... but did not extend all the way to the foot end .....

In GEAR » Marmot Arroyo and WM Megalite in Quilt Mode
January 27, 7:57am

Re: Let the Free Market Decide!!
@Micheal L who said I like true competition. So would I .... but it is SO rare. We do not have a functional market and have not for a long time. The only kind of competition you're likely ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » So....how do you all feel about Oregon??
January 25, 2:22pm

Re: Thanks, all...
Most of us married guys have some marital constraints ... I tell folks I can't buy at Walmart and stay married.

In GEAR » Stuffsack-with-straps as a daypack
January 25, 2:11pm

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