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Re: Pit zippers
I am not sure I understand your need for a VB shirt if you aren't sleeping. Try hiking with some vigor without a VB at temps below 0F and windy in clothing adequate to keep you comfortable (...

In GEAR » VB shirt
January 16, 6:52am

Re: 10% off at Enlightened Equipment
was the worlds slowest crash Sometimes your mind slows your perception of these things

In Gear Deals » 10% off at Enlightened Equipment
January 14, 5:48pm

FS: REI Downtime 15 sleeping bag
Little used REI Downtime 15 sleeping bag, size regular $90 shipped via USPS priority mail to U.S. postal codes This is a economical bag that would fit into a lightweight kit, or even ultralight...

In Gear Swap » FS: REI Downtime 15 sleeping bag
January 14, 5:43pm

Re: NEW Patagonia Encapsil ("Dry Down") Parka
Three pages of postings on this? Me thinks maybe we need to get out on trail! The fact that I'm looking at this thread indicates that I need to get out! If it weren't for this lousy ...

In GEAR » NEW Patagonia Encapsil ("Dry Down") Parka
January 12, 12:18pm

sold: Sugru mini-packs
Sold Two unopened Sugru mini-packs, each containing 5 grams (0.17oz) of product ... perfect for tiny projects. One pack is color black, the other white. Price is $4.00 each and includes shippi...

In Gear Swap » FS: Sugru mini-packs
January 10, 11:10am

Re: New MLD Trailstar
Hi Ron, I have redacted the contents of that post. And yes, different pitch choices will result in dramatically different footprint dimensions and shapes. Jim

In GEAR » New MLD Trailstar
January 08, 8:28am

Re: Modified Titanium Pot
@Colin: One word reaction .... WOW! @Nick: How does your "industrial project" match up with heating up piston cylinders and connecting rods (to make frozen wrist pins easier to insert)?

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Titanium Pot
January 08, 8:17am

footprint comparison: New MLD Trailstar
I've voluntarily redacted this post until such time that I communicate with Ron Bell and figure out where my calculations are wrong. Regardless of any calculated numbers I certainly should h...

In GEAR » New MLD Trailstar
January 07, 5:12pm

Re: Winter Bag vs quilt
It got down to -19.8F earlier this week and I was very glad to have a good bag. Quilts are awesome, but better suited for > +20F temps. Hmmmm, there's a lot of room for "Your Mileage...

In GEAR » Winter Bag or Winter Quilt?
January 07, 7:49am

Re: The inevitable zombie invasion.
Kevin, Are you ignorant of those of us who are training to be able to pursue folks like you who will be fleeing to the hills?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The inevitable zombie invasion.
January 03, 6:07pm

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