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Re: Spooning as hypothermia first aid
I take a short (16 hour) "wilderness first aid" refresher course at least once every three years (BSA rules for backcountry outings) and also occasionally attend winter camping lectures b...

In GEAR » Question of the Day- which is better?
December 03, 9:05pm

Re: Aluminum sheet
Roger, Regarding your aluminum scraper ... yes shovels are heavier but after using a scraper tool without a handle (SnowClaw) I'm sticking with a shovel. But I'm wondering about the c...

In Editor's Roundtable » Camping in the Snow
November 30, 3:54pm

Re: how breathable a wind shell is
Thanks for the fantastic post, Richard. Yet another example of "there is no single best ______ for ______". Far too few product evaluations acknowledge the variability between indiv...

In GEAR » how breathable a wind shell is
November 26, 6:05pm

Re: 40% Neoair X-THERM at Eddie Bauer
and "everything" includes First Ascent too. good selection of sizes and colors on the couple things I checked.

In Gear Deals » 40% Neoair X-THERM at Eddie Bauer
November 26, 2:58am

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

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