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Re: Extreme cold weather clothing systems and other related issues
Skurka's winter travel history could provide some perspective here. His Sea-to-Sea hike had him in Northern Michigan, Northern Wisconsin and Northern Minnesota from mid January to late March...

In Winter Hiking » Extreme cold weather clothing systems and other related issues
November 03, 8:20pm

Re: Fire starters
Someone posted two weeks ago about filling each compartment of a cardboard egg carton with a tablespoon of wax and cutting out 12 fire starters. I tried it and while not SUL, it made a REALLY effec...

In Philosophy & Technique » Fire starters
November 03, 12:20pm

transportation options? "The Wonderland Trail"
Are there any public transportation options available between seatac and the park?

In Editor's Roundtable » The Wonderland Trail
October 29, 5:48pm

Re: mid-November hiking in driving distance from St. Paul MN
Most of the SHT is closed during Firearms Deer hunting season, 11/9-11/24. Details can be found at Closed or not and regardless of clothing color.... my own prefe...

In Pre-Trip Planning » mid-November hiking in driving distance from St. Paul MN
October 27, 7:39am

Re: Only $3,889 on Amazon!
"Some nut wants $3,889 for a hardcover edition on Amazon..." Nobody ever went broke underestimating the American Public. Somebody'll snap it up. As a matter of fact, that'd ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Book: "Hiking Light" by Marlyn Doan, Mountainners 1982!
October 24, 8:43pm

Re: Nimbus Latitude
I agree ... great pack. For some reason Granite Gear packs don't get a lot of love here (at least in Gear Swap). Would buy it except that it's too small for my winter load and much too ...

In Gear Swap » Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone Backpack
October 23, 8:40pm

Re: Hooded down jackets
Mik said: "We loose the most heat from our heads" Doug said: Uhhhhhhhhh, no. Doug is correct if one focuses on the words the most But I'm with Mik if his words are modified t...

In GEAR » can you suggest a down jacket for my needs please
October 23, 8:36pm

Re: Dark Chocolate
Anyway, an author on surviving a forced landing pointed out that if you keep a few Snickers bars in your plane, you'll eat them as a snack and not have them when you really need them. He sugges...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dark or bittersweet chocolate recommendation please.
October 22, 6:38pm

Re: Book: "Hiking Light" by Marlyn Doan, Mountainners 1982!
Yet another "there's nuttin new in the world" story! Thanks for sharing. Readily available at acceptable cost thru Amazon ... will be a fine addition to my historical library.

In Philosophy & Technique » Book: "Hiking Light" by Marlyn Doan, Mountainners 1982!
October 22, 4:37pm

Re: Wanted: Guylines
Stephen, Zpacks sells now sells 2.3mm reflective glowire and also lineloc 3 tensions. He does not offer free shipping but $3.95 for all orders under $100 ain't too painful.

In Gear Swap » Wanted: Guylines
October 22, 2:12pm

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