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Re: Legality of Wild Camping in the US
I'm not a Texan but have family there so I know a little. Texas has relatively little public land (relative to most non-eastern states). There are a few national parks, national monuments...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Legality of Wild Camping in the US
April 11, 12:31pm

Re: 6.3g thermometer with -40f to 120f (-40c to 50c) range
"Exposed glass tube? ie, breakable" I should have mentioned that it is in a clear plastic tube. I wouldn't fear it hanging from my pack. The "Vertical glass tube" ment...

In GEAR » 6.3g thermometer with -40f to 120f (-40c to 50c) range
April 02, 8:58pm

Re: Concerning the Wilderness Serape
JRB vs Chenault Serape JRB has great products ... great enough for me to make an MYOG sniveler knockoff (albeit with synthetic insulation) But as a serape alternative? Consider that you&#...

In Editor's Roundtable » Concerning the Wilderness Serape
March 27, 9:45pm

Re: We’ll be fine - Ike and Doug’s Excellent Adventure in the U. P.
Definitely gonna watch this thread. But I gotta reply about a couple things: "iced over testicles" that mainly only happens to hikers wearing shorts in winter ... yes, some do T...

In Post-Trip Reports » We’ll be fine - Ike and Doug’s Excellent Adventure in the U. P.
March 27, 5:24pm

Re: MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
Nice Pack! Had a Breeze knockoff on my MYOG wishlist until I scored a well used real thing on the gear swap forum. Add a unpadded belt and it should be perfect for my twice annual backpacking t...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
March 22, 10:04am

Colin Fletcher: Backpacking solo
"If you judge safety to be the paramount consideration in life you should never, under any circumstances, go on long hikes alone. Don't take short hikes either - or, for that matter, go ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 22, 5:37am

Re: dividends
"Your dividend balance from 2012: mine was that way ... but has since changed to 2013 "Amuses me how people treat an REI dividend like a tax refund: "Hey, free money from the gov...

In GEAR » Rei dividends are here =)
March 21, 4:03pm

Re: Stairways of San Francisco - 568 Stairways in 4 Days
Wonderful! I rely on a lot of in (or near) town training hikes with route planning based on "I never met a hill or stairway I didn't like". But I've never found a route as am...

In Post-Trip Reports » Stairways of San Francisco - 568 Stairways in 4 Days
March 21, 12:32pm

Re: Modded Scarp 2
BTW, I'm thinking of buying the X-ing pole from Tentpole Technologies so I can get a stronger pole by increasing the tube wall thickness and diameter, just as I did with the main pole for my Sc...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stephenson 2C Tent Review - Part 2
March 20, 4:08pm

Re: Interesting comment on (lack of) 4season design
The 2C tent badly needs a third arch pole between the front and rear poles. Won't argue with that! I don't see it mentioned on their current web site but I'm pretty sure they used t...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stephenson 2C Tent Review - Part 2
March 19, 5:31pm

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