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Re: Altai Hok on SHT
Hi Joseph, You might want to ask on the "hiker" yahoo group ... focuses on the SHT as well as BRT, Kek and MN/WI parts of the NCT. (enough alphabet soup for ya?) I'm not a skie...

In Winter Hiking » Altai Hok on SHT
December 23, 5:39pm

Re: 1 quart nalgene
On really cold trips I also bring 1 pint bottles and use them in the morning in my double boots to prewarm them and then tuck the still warm bottles in my parka pockets or the small of my back ti...

In GEAR » Using hot water bottles as 'cached heat'
December 20, 4:39pm

Re: Stove junky's kitchen sale
Nine PM's in my e-mailbox this morning! Tried to set prices to sell ... mission accomplished. Gotta run, will sort things out this evening. OOPS ... too much cut and paste and not enough...

In Gear Swap » Stove junky's kitchen sale
December 17, 8:34am

Stove junky's kitchen sale
First installment in an upcoming series of gear sales. Everything sold and shipped All prices include shipping via USPS within the USofA All items have been used but are in good functional...

In Gear Swap » Stove junky's kitchen sale
December 16, 7:54pm

Re: Winter Gloves and Miitts system
@Stephen There is a definite learning curve with VB clothing. Hands and feet are a good place to start with VB clothing. They are a small % of your total body surface area and being extremiti...

In GEAR » Winter Gloves and Miitts system
December 16, 12:44pm

Re: Winter Gloves and Miitts system
Assuming "winter" means temps less that 32F ... Add vapor barrier gloves to Paul's suggestion and you have winter hand wear nirvana.

In GEAR » Winter Gloves and Miitts system
December 15, 3:04pm

Re: Axe + saw require for a hot tent for winter backpacking
+1 regarding the Sawvivor saw ... strong, rigid, folds into a quite packable size/shape with the blade fully enclosed. Lightest saw I've seen that can cut a 6 inch diameter log quickly. Light...

In GEAR » Axe + saw require for a hot tent for winter backpacking
December 10, 12:07am

Re: Snowing again
About 400 miles west or west-northwest of Stephen depending on where he is in central MI. 16 hours ago we had about an inch on the ground. Forecast to continue another 12 hours (but at less t...

In Chaff » First Proper snow
December 09, 3:48pm

Chasing Ice
I just got back from a screening of Chasing Ice. I would have preferred to see more footage of retreating glaciers and less about the trial and tribulations experienced getting the footage but w...

In Chaff » Chasing Ice
December 07, 11:38pm

Re: Anyone for Minnesota during December?
Silly me for thinking my December life was wide open. The dust hasn't settled since I started this thread and the rest of the month looks worse. But at least I stirred up a short list of ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Anyone for Minnesota during December?
December 07, 11:30pm

All Reader Reviews by Jim Colten

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TarpTent
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

Thru-Hiker.com
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