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Re: seams on pack
David said: Most seams are overbuilt on commercial packs. They can be a bear to patch if damaged (by say a bear) and you need to take out a seam in the process of repair. You can say that again!...

In Make Your Own Gear » Finishing/reinforcing seams on a pack
May 07, 8:07pm

Re: vultures
Those are Griffin Vultures ... one of the "Old World Vultures", which are related to eagles and hawks, unlike "New World Vultures", which are a family of their own. Scavenging ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Vultures eat hiker
May 06, 8:18pm

bump: FS: REI Downtime 15 sleeping bag

In Gear Swap » FS: REI Downtime 15 sleeping bag
April 30, 2:44pm

Re: large NeoAir
Replied to Brent's PM ... trade has been arranged

In Gear Swap » WTT: large classic neoair + cash for large neoair xlite
April 30, 2:38pm

Re: CB3/Cloudburst 3 Initial impressions
Width: CB3 = 62 inches vs. 78 for the RS2 (RS2 is 25% wider) The CB3's floor is rectangular (62" wide full length) while the RS2 floor is a trapezoid. Quite a bit of width on the head ...

In GEAR » CB3/Cloudburst 3 Initial impressions
April 29, 2:03pm

Re: The Clymb
Not critiquing Dustin's rationale ... different vendors offer different kinds of service that suits different kinds of customers. Foe this customer's needs: the worse part is their wa...

In GEAR » Trail Runners @ REI
April 28, 4:27pm

Re: rei inov8
TheClymb sells nicely discounted Inov8s multiple times each year ... rather frequently in the last few months. Great deals once you've found a model/size that works. I keep my eyes open an...

In GEAR » Trail Runners @ REI
April 28, 3:05pm

Re: Enlightened Equipment Revelation Review
Jim H is correct. 2013 EE quilts have a changed strap system. I own the first one made in 2013:-) Here is a photo of the two strap types: The closer strap is elastic and is used to attach t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Enlightened Equipment Revelation Review
April 26, 8:21am

Re: Midwest Mountaineering Show
I'll be there a lot. But am in WI much of today, not likely to be back by 4:00.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Midwest Mountaineering Show
April 26, 6:20am

Re: Jetboil
Doug, Jetboil utensils look tempting. Looks like they might be food traps though ... have any difficulty getting them thoroughly clean?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Spoon heresy
April 23, 9:07am

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