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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

BUMP, 2nd price reduction : Patagonia Down Sweater
There's just gotta be a large person out there wanting to walk around looking like he/she overpaid for that label but smug in the knowledge that he/she didn't. Note that the camera angle...

In Gear Swap » FS: Patagonia Down Sweater
January 02, 7:15pm

Price reduction BUMP: couple small gear items
MOst things sold. But I just cannot believe there's no love for my MYOG breakaway lanyard:-) Price reduced I also added a set of guyline tensioners that for lost in the shuffle when I or...

In Gear Swap » FS: many small gear items
January 02, 7:09pm

Re: 2012 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
I have to chuckle at Ryan's canoe choice .... Hornbeck Blackjack Canoe (looks like a very nice canoe!) Nice to see technology finally rivaling the canoe weights achieved by Ruston 130 years ...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2012 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
January 02, 7:07am

Re: Damn those mountain bike hooligans
Multi-part reply here: Whatever we do, don't let Mr. Mike Vandeman discover this forum! I sometimes am in a role reversal. We have limited hilly areas where I live and variety is importa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Damn those mountain bike hooligans!!!"
January 01, 9:11am

Re: IKEA Sit Pad
or just made-up marketspeak -- like Häagen-Dazs?? WHAT? Häagen-Dazs doesn't translate into "love handles"? or "thunder thighs"?

In GEAR » IKEA Sit Pad
December 31, 9:37am

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