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Anyone for Minnesota during December?
Looking for cold hardy backpackers for a weekend in December. I can do 12/8-9, 12/15-16 or 12/29-30. Could also add Friday to those weekends if there's interest.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Anyone for Minnesota during December?
November 23, 6:50pm

Re: Sugru?
Where can I find Sugru? Just order some! I did not find brick&mortar retail outlets (doesn't mean there aren't any) Can be ordered from (also through) Amazon.com but after figu...

In GEAR » Big Dig mod
November 23, 6:38pm

Re: Big Dig mod
Thank you Stephen! I'm gonna give that a try ... maybe extend a smaller bead doen each side of the handle too.

In GEAR » Big Dig mod
November 23, 5:23pm

Re: Larabars!
There's no accounting for personal taste but for me, Larabars are preferable to starvation .... but just barely! I'll have to try probars. Cliff and Luna bars are mostly winners for...

In Philmont » Philmont food
November 23, 5:20pm

Re: FS Black Ideday sale: Apple stuff
Douglas! It is widely understood here that you have a "cuben fiber problem" The above inventory looks like evidence of an "Apple problem" Could this sale be part of so...

In Gear Swap » FS Black Ideday sale: Apple stuff
November 23, 11:48am

Re: GoLite Kool-Aid
It'd be great to see the ion and breeze return. But anyone remembering the Golite/Jardine split is not likely to hold their breath waiting for the return of the breeze. The breeze was one o...

In Gear Deals » GoLite Breeze $202.50
November 17, 5:59am

Re: Just interesting: Snowy Owls in Washington
I am privileged to have a weekly gig at a raptor rehab facility so I was told a bit about Snowy irruptions last winter. The info in the article Dale linked matches what we were given to tell folks...

In Chaff » Just interesting: Snowy Owls in Washington
November 16, 4:59pm

Re: Cell phone rescue in Napa
Not being from California, my (mis-)perceptions of Napa might be skewed by reports from friends who have vacationed there .... but somehow I was under the impression that "trails" in Napa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cell phone rescue in Napa
November 16, 11:37am

World's "poorest" president?
Food for thought ... love his definition of poverty!

In Chaff » World's "poorest" president?
November 15, 8:39pm

OIL: Valid combatant targets @ Dean
we will soon by supplying all of our own oil ... so, will that change our role in defending the shipping lanes from the Middle East Dream on! The oil market is so completely global that chang...

In Chaff » Romney/Ryan 2012
November 15, 5:59pm

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