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Jet 1300-C Butane Lighter: another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
>forget bear spray, I'm bring Axe spray on my next trip. Doug, love that "little" lighter (I don't have a lot of luck with Bics). Possible stove replacement for an overni...

In GEAR » Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
May 15, 6:09am

Re: FS: Kovea Spider stove
edit: ACK! this wasn't a PM, brain fart:-( Pls accept my apology Nikhil.

In Gear Swap » FS: Kovea Spider stove
May 13, 6:37am

Re: Tour Mat - Cheap 1/8" CCF Option
Hi Tom, Put the scissors away and make like Einstein (imagine the experiment) Your tour mat's size is 71*23/144 = 7.34 ft^2 and the weight per ft^2 is 4.2/7.34 = 0.37 oz/ft^2 Your thi...

In GEAR » Tour Mat - Cheap 1/8" CCF Option?
May 11, 5:42pm

Re: FS: Sony RX100 w/ JB Camera Designs Grip, Factory Box ($350)
Hi James, If that is the Sony RX100-iii (the most recent incarnation), I'll take it Jim Colten

In Gear Swap » FS: Sony RX100 w/ JB Camera Designs Grip, Factory Box ($350)
May 03, 4:42pm

Re: Humboldt BPLrs
[3 insults in one post, pretty good....] Even more impressive if measured on a words per insult basis. Maybe not quite up to Churchill standards .... but close

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Humboldt BPLrs
May 03, 7:28am

more background: Section of the Superior Hiking Trail closed. In shock.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Section of the SHT closed. In shock.
April 28, 7:38am

Re: Enlightened Equipment
EE is working hard to handle success and growth without compromising quality. Rapid sales growth requires workforce growth and I'm pretty sure Tim has exhausted the ready supply in his geo...

In GEAR » Enlightened Equipment
April 27, 5:00pm

Re: Is my Backpack ok for Philmont?
Daniel, Short answer is "it depends". For background ... I've been to Philmont just twice, itineraries in the 22-23 range. I used a Granite Gear Virga both times. That is a co...

In Philmont » Is my Backpack ok for Philmont?
April 27, 1:10pm

Re: 0.65 Ounce Pack Done & Pictures
Rod Johnson, founder and still owner (45 years later) of Midwest Mountaineering, had a similar idea in 2009 ... a Gear Vest I don't know the weight but doubt it is as low as 0.65 ounce ... all...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Not nearly STUPID enough! Sub 1oz Pack?
April 25, 6:54am

Re: Almonds
turning off their water ... many of these farms have contracts for water rights. I know nuttin about the topic but a good friend whose entire long career was spent advising western folks about w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 20, 5:16pm

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